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.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Greater Ocala Woman’s Club; GFWC Potpourri Glenwood; Woman’s Club of Vista
November 7 2018. The October meeting of GFWC Greater Ocala Woman’s Club (Florida) was focused on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They were extremely honored to host two guest speakers. Dr. Wingard, Deputy Director of cancer research for the University of Florida spoke about ongoing cancer research programs.
October 30 2018. GFWC Advocates for Children Week is a time of year when there's no shortage of Volunteers in Action! Clubwomen in every corner of the country dedicate their time, energy, and resources to make an impact in children's lives. In this blog post we're featuring GFWC Greater West Palm Beach Women’s Club (Florida), GFWC Wisconsin, and the GFWC Southern Region, but that's just a small glimpse into the immense influence that GFWC had during the week.
Volunteers in Action: GFWC Paradise Valley Woman’s Club; GFWC El Portal Woman’s Club; Lake City Women’s Club
October 24 2018. GFWC Paradise Valley Woman's Club (Arizona) donated 1,000 pencils to Sweetwater Community School in Phoenix., and mailed 500 pencils to President Brock for a DC school. "USA Today" had results of a poll in September that pencils were the most requested by teachers, so the club decided collecting pencils would be a fun project. At the next meeting, members brought pencils by the package and already reached their goal after only one meeting!
October 16 2018. GFWC Illinois Executive Committee and State Board members wore purple hair at their Fall Board Meeting to demonstrate support for the GFWC Signature Program Purple Hair Project. Amee Lee, Education Community Service Program Junior Representative, has had her hair dyed purple for the month of October because GFWC Illinois members, clubs, and districts raised nearly $2,000 for the Success for Survivors Scholarship Fund. Amee has posted a video on the GFWC Illinois’ Facebook Page.
October 10 2018. In accordance with the 2018-2020 Administration's Seven Grand Initiatives, members of the GFWC Service Guild of Covington (Georgia) donated Dr. Seuss books at their September meeting.
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 Towanda Nokomis
With eight members, the GFWC Towanda Nokomis is proving that a small group of committed citizens can, in fact, change the world.