February 5 2019. Enjoy our last batch of MLK Day of Service projects! There were so many amazing projects and we couldn't feature them all, but thank you to everyone who participated!
January 29 2019. There were so many incredible MLK Day of Service projects last week that we had to dedicate another Volunteers in Action post to feature more.
January 23 2019. This week we're featuring a few clubs who participated in the MLK Day of Service!
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club; The Woman’s Club of Parsippany Troy Hills; The Elgin Junior Women’s Club
January 16 2019. The GFWC Northboro Junior Woman's Club (Massachusetts) used toolkits provided by UNICEF to host an Ethically Made Luncheon in December! They also showed UNICEF's film about human trafficking, "Not My Life." The menu was placed on every table to show where the club locally purchased the food items served, like baked apples and sea scallops!
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Legacy; GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; and GFWC Oak View Women’s Club
January 8 2019. In support of GFWC's 2018-2020 Grand Initiative to support female veterans, GWFC Legacy (Alabama) partnered with Still Serving Veterans to supply two-week's worth of groceries to female veterans in need of assistance. Still Serving Veterans Executive Director Paulette Risher attended their November club meeting to gave them an overview of the program and accept the club's donation of more than $500 worth of groceries for distribution to clients in need!
December 19 2018. Gloria Dale has long chaired the Sunshine Committee of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’Lakes Woman’s Club (Florida), but has always gone above and beyond her duty. She single-handedly handwrote 5,200 personal Christmas cards to send to troops overseas and to local veteran’s nursing homes, hospitals, and senior centers.
Volunteers in Action: Palatine Literary Society and Mohawk Valley Women’s Club; GFWC Seward Women’s Club; GFWC Achieving by Reading Club; Wake Forest Woman’s Club
December 11 2018. Members of the Palatine Literary Society (New York) and the Mohawk Valley Women’s Club (New York) contributed pocketbooks, toiletries, bathrobes, gloves, and notebooks with an estimated value of $1,078 to women's shelters in the area. This effort is part of a national effort by GFWC to aid victims of domestic violence through a PURSE – Purses Uniting Resources to Successfully End violence against women – project done on a local club level.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster; Upper Allen Woman’s Club GFWC; GFWC Florida District 8
December 4 2018. In 2016, inspired by “Dress a Girl Around The World,” an international effort to provide little girls in third world countries a new handmade dress, the GFWC Woman’s Club of Westminster (Maryland) began the “Little Dress” Project. Many church groups, volunteer organizations, and individuals across many continents have joined this effort believing every little girl deserves the dignity of owning at least one dress.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Wamego Study Club; High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; GFWC Minnesota State President Jean Walker
November 27 2018. There were so many incredible Veterans Day projects completed by GFWC clubs this month that we had to dedicate another Volunteers in Action post to them! The GFWC Wamego Study Club (Kansas) had their Annual Workshop to benefit veterans on Monday, November 12.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Maine; Covina Woman’s Club; Woman’s Club of Madisonville; Hoover Juniorettes; GFWC South Baldwin Woman’s Club
November 14 2018. GFWC clubs didn't let Veterans Day pass without doing incredible work to support the women and men who have served. In this blog post we’re featuring GFWC Maine, the Covina Woman's Club (California), the Woman's Club of Madisonville (Kentucky), the Hoover Juniorettes (Alabama), and the GFWC South Baldwin Woman's Club (Alabama), but that is a small fraction of all the projects that clubs dedicated in honor of Veterans Day this year.
With a rich background and 43 years’ experience, GFWC Secretary Suellen Brazil is a dynamic leader whose dedication and passion are unwavering.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
Each year, GFWC awards scholarships to help intimate partner abuse survivors obtain a post-secondary education that offers a chance to reshape their future by securing employment and gaining personal independence.
GFWC Lawrence Classics Club
The GFWC Lawrence Classics Club (Kansas) has 19 members, and it’s an incredible mixture: one charter member has been involved since 1997; one member has been part of GFWC since 1960; there are a mother and daughter pair who are 2nd and 3rd generation clubwomen; four members are Boosters; and their youngest member only graduated from college last year. This assorted group shares the same values about volunteerism and puts them into action.