Volunteers in Action: GFWC Northwest Suburban Woman’s Club; Oregon City Woman’s Club; GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club
September 16, 2019
When GFWC Northwest Suburban Woman’s Club (Illinois) petitioned Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi concerning HR 2793 as part of GFWC’s Brand Initiative for clubwomen to make a 1,000 contacts to representatives in support of Miranda’s Law, they decided to go big! Instead of sending postcards and letters, the club members put together, signed in RED and sent a 2×3-foot petition to the congressman’s Washington, DC office. It was a very satisfying project for the club to feel like their voice would be heard!
The Oregon City Woman’s Club (Oregon) was on hand helping Start Right School Supplies. In addition to donating, club members counted inventory, tracked monetary donations, and helped to pack and sort 1,600 backpacks for students from kindergarten through high school who would not have all of the necessary supplies for a successful school year otherwise.
Each year on September 11, the GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club (Florida) creates baskets of goodies and fruit to honor their first responders. The baskets are presented to the High Springs Fire and Police Departments, the Fort White Sheriff’s station, the Fort White Fire Department, and the Alachua County EMT station. Members signed a thank you card to include in each basket. It’s a small gesture to show appreciation to the wonderful people that care for their community and keep it safe.
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Cherie Lee Williams
Cherie Lee Williams is a vibrant leader who has found GFWC to be a wonderful outlet for her love of community service and her can-do attitude. As both the President of the Mesquite Club (Nevada) for 2016-2017, as well as a 2016 LEADS candidate, she quickly learned the value of making connections in order to bring positive change to the world.
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!