GFWC Observes National Women’s Health Week
May 7, 2020
The health and well-being of its members and communities has always been a high priority for GFWC. This year’s observance of National Women’s Health Week (May 10–May 16) is more important than ever as we all cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Clubwomen throughout the Federation are therefore encouraged to pull out their sewing machines—or needles and thread—to make protective masks for women who are medical personnel or serving in other roles on the front lines. While not used in place of N95 masks, these mask can be worn in place of respiratory masks by essential workers when performing tasks other than ones involved with the Coronavirus.
Stay tuned to GFWC’s Blog for any success stories shared by clubwomen making these protective masks.
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.
The Rochester Junior Women's Club
The Rochester Junior Women’s Club (Michigan) was established in 1956 with 16 members, and today has over 70 members that always come together to support one another. The club chooses three or four major charities to support and several smaller ones, donating approximately $30,000 each year. In total since its inception, the club has provided more than 1 million hours of community service, and raised more than $928,000 to support their community!