Volunteers in Action : GFWC Hemet Woman’s Club (California), GFWC Chapin Woman’s Club (South Carolina), GFWC Women’s Club of Ridgefield Park (New Jersey), and GFWC High Springs New Century Women’s Club (Florida)
March 10, 2020
GFWC Hemet Woman’s Club (California) proudly marched in their hometown of Hemet, CA Christmas parade. The rain and chilly weather did not hold these ladies back as they proudly marched in honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. The ladies were able to take advantage of an opportunity to introduce the community to the clubs’ longstanding history of 114 years, their accomplishments and there role in the development of the first community library.
GFWC Chapin Woman’s Club (South Carolina) hosted a holiday open house. Members donated baked treats that were included in gift baskets for local first responders. The baskets were delivered to three Fire Stations, the local Police Department, and the Sheriff’s Office. A prayer for first responders, written by a club member, was included in the baskets for each station.
GFWC Women’s Club of Ridgefield Park (New Jersey) participated in the cookie/candy project. More than 30 dozen homemade cookies were delivered to Bleshman Reginal Day School. The cookies were used for their Valentine’s Day party.
GFWC High Springs New Century Women’s Club (Florida) hosted a “Real Men Make Soup” fundraiser for the High Springs Community School Band. Men from the community served fourteen homemade soups they created to an overflowing crowd at the clubhouse. The proceeds from the event were presented to the High Springs Community School Band Director. The table centerpieces, cans of soup, were donated to a local food bank.
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When Bethany Flint first joined a Juniorette club in 2004, GFWC was already a significant part of her life due to her mother being a club member for many years. Now after years of being part of the Federation herself, Bethany loves it just as much as she did when she joined.
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 Millington Junior Women's Club
Each year April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Kathleen Sweeney, Executive Director/Forensic Interviewer of The Child Advocacy Center of Tuscola County (CACTC), spoke at GFWC Millington Junior Women's Club (Michigan) monthly meeting and told members that 10% of the 235 reported cases of child abuse in 2017 in Tuscola County were from Millington Township, including Millington. It inspired them to take action with the "Color Me Blue" Project.