Volunteers in Action: GFWC Northwest Florida Service Group (FL) & Wake Forest Woman’s Club (NC)

July 19, 2023

GFWC Northwest Florida Service Group, District 1 teaches children life skills as part of our Health & Wellness Program to prepare children for their future. Seen here with pillowcases made while learning to sew.

The Wake Forest Woman’s Club (NC) was invited to bookstore Page 158 Books in Wake Forest as part of an author’s reading reception. The club was invited to discuss two Wake Forest Woman’s Club free programs established under the Education and Libraries CSP, Books for Laundromats and Rashad’s Reading Corner.
Clubwoman Salina Gary recounted how Books in Laundromats was started in 2010 by a club member visiting a local laundromat and noticing restless children, thus sparking her idea to supply the laundromat with books for children to read while there. Years later, the club still supports the program.
Then clubwoman Kathy Norris presented the new program Rashad’s Reading Corner at Carol’s Barber Shop in Wake Forest, which provides books geared to young boys to read while having their haircut and then taking them home, if desired. Clubwoman Salina Gary noted, “both projects focus on getting books into the hands of young children, to improve their reading skills, and help them learn to enjoy, love, and share the knowledge books can bring to them.”



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