GFWC App Contest Winner
October 31, 2017
During Advocates for Children Week, GFWC clubs did incredible work to help children. Many clubs used the week to make sure children’s holiday dreams could come true. The Jacksonville Junior Woman’s Club (Florida) collected buckets of Halloween candy to give to the children at the Daniel Independent Living program. The Outer Banks Woman’s Club (North Carolina) interviewed families that Social Services have identified as in need, and got their Christmas gift requests so they can purchase and distribute gifts. The Fine Arts Club of Bruce (Mississippi) held their annual toy drive to bring joy to children at St. Jude’s.
The projects all catered to different needs that children have, and all were a great success! The North Pinellas Woman’s Club (Florida) brought books specifically chosen for the children who would be moving into a Habitat for Humanity Home, and even provided cute stuffed animals to be “reading buddies”. The Junior Woman’s Club of Lakeland (Florida) asked their local Guardian Ad Litem what they needed most, and found out it was gift cards so that children would be able to shop on their own, so the club provided them with ten Walmart gift cards. The Okeechobee Junior Woman’s Club (Florida) collected nonperishable items for the Backpack Program at their local school. These were just a few of the ways that GFWC clubwomen made a difference in the lives of children that week.
Congratulations to the Pioneer Junior Woman’s Club (Massachusetts) for winning our App contest! They spent Advocates for Children Week shopping for the Santa Fund, which provides toys and warm clothing to young children during the holidays. Thank you to everyone who entered our contest and shared the amazing projects you participated in this year. Every project made sure children across the country have the support and care they need.
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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.