Celebrate GFWC Advocates for Children Week
October 18, 2017
To raise awareness for GFWC’s child advocacy efforts, Sunday, October 22 to Saturday, October 28, 2017 has been declared GFWC Advocates for Children Week. All GFWC Woman’s, Junior, and Juniorette clubs are encouraged to participate by taking part in events related to the Juniors’ Special Program. We hope this celebration motivates your club to start a new project or to repeat a previously successful one.
One example of a highly effective project in 2016 was GFWC Metamora-Germantown Hills Junior Woman’s Club’s (Illinois) support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During Advocates for Children Week, the club collected items ranging from coloring books and crayons, art kits and supplies, to gift cards and personal items. All of these items were requested on the St. Jude Wish List by children undergoing treatment at the hospital.
We cannot wait to see what creative and exciting projects will take place this year. Remember, GFWC has challenged clubs to upload photographs of their projects to the official GFWC App. Each club who uploads a photograph will have their name entered into a drawing for the chance to win a $100 gift card.
Preshus Howard is about to celebrate her 10th anniversary as a clubwoman, and her time with GFWC has been a journey of discovering her own strengths and how she can use them to help others. As GFWC Kentucky’s Director of Junior Clubs for the 2016-2018 Administration, Preshus has been proud to use her position to rally clubwomen around causes that matter to her.
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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.