Volunteers in Action: GFWC Northwest Suburban Woman’s Club (Illinois), GFWC Women’s Club of South County (Rhode Island) , GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club (Florida), and GFWC Julian Woman’s Club (California)
May 5, 2020
Even though Illinois was in its fifth week of “shelter in place,” members of GFWC Northwest Suburban Woman’s Club (Illinois) still celebrated Earth Day. Here’s how members of the GFWC Northwest Suburban Woman’s Club celebrated:
• They posted celebratory announcements of Earth Day on their personal Facebook pages.
• They participated in a Zoom video call online and shared their experiences.
The GFWC Women’s Club of South County (Rhode Island) participated in the Arbor Day Grand Initiative. The club provided the funds for three trees to be planted in South County Rhode Island. The participating Rhode Island communities were Narragansett, South Kingstown, and Charlestown. The trees selected were a flowering plum, an autumn flowering cherry, and a tulip tree. The towns were very appreciative to participate in this program. Members were also asked to plant trees or woody shrubs to help in this project. As a result, two trees and six woody shrubs were planted.
In honor of Federation Day on April 24, the GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club (Florida) was proud to donate an Automated External Defibrillator trainer to the High Springs Fire Department. AEDs make it possible for more people to respond to a medical emergency where defibrillation is required.
GFWC Julian Woman’s Club (California) has now sewn well more than 600 face masks. The majority have been delivered to healthcare workers at hospitals, nursing homes, group homes, and clinics. Another member has sewn more than 200 masks for locals in our small town. Once the word was out, residents have contacted the club requesting masks. A donation is requested as a way to honor the project.
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Success For Survivors Scholarship
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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.