October 21 Is an All-Purple Thursday
October 21, 2021
GFWC is encouraging clubwomen throughout the Federation to wear purple today for Purple Thursday, an annual observance when domestic violence prevention advocates wear the color purple during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a silent epidemic, and wearing purple is a powerful way to break the silence and show support for all survivors.
Domestic violence awareness and prevention is a year-round focus at GFWC’s Signature Program and Purple Thursday is just one way that our clubwomen can demonstrate their commitment to this important cause.
Elaine Oppenheimer has been in love with the GFWC Needham Women’s Club since joining in 2015.
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.