Volunteers in Action: GFWC Peninsula District (WA) & Florida District 10 Juniorettes
October 25, 2023
Forty members from Florida District 10, including Juniorette and Women’s Club members, joined together for their National Day of Service Project. Clubs painted ceramic bowls for the “Empty Bowls in the Gardens” event hosted by Palm Beach County Food Bank. The event is a fundraiser where attendees receive a painted ceramic bowl and sample soups from local restaurants. The proceeds benefit the food bank’s mission to feed their community.GFWC members also volunteered at the event assisting with set-up, stuffing swag bags, bowl selection of attendees, selling raffle tickets, and managing event areas.
Clubs included: Juniorette C, JWC, WC of Jupiter-Tequesta, Palm Beach Gardens WC, Stuart WC, Greater W Palm Bcc WC
In Washington State the GFWC Peninsula District Club contributed to the GFWC National Day of Service by volunteering at Emergency Food Network (EFN). EFN is a supplier to food banks in Pierce County, Washington. District members packed fresh vegetables and labeled bags for distribution. Working at EFN provided District Clubs the opportunity to work together and provided an activity should members’ home clubs have nothing planned.
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For more than 60 years, GFWC clubwoman and 2020 Jennie Award Winner Barbara Winingham has been making a difference in her community by volunteering with GFWC Texas and GFWC Amity Club of Bowie.
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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.