Read for the Record
September 25, 2017
Pat Zimmerman, President of GFWC Iowa Solon Women’s Club, has participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign for the past ten years, reading to children in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade to inspire an early love of books.
She likes to print out participation certificates with her witness signature at the bottom so the children can celebrate their contribution to the effort to set a new world reading record, which Jumpstart first broke in 2013.
Pat knows literacy and reading are important causes to GFWC clubwomen, so she encourages them to register to read in classrooms in their communities. This year’s event is on October 19th. Click here to learn more and register: https://www.jstart.org/read-for-the-record/
Heidi is both a shining example and inspired advocate of the belief in meaningful volunteering.
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!