Volunteers in Action: GFWC South Baldwin Woman’s Club; GFWC Mountain Top
September 26, 2018
We always have Volunteers in Action to showcase because GFWC clubs are constantly on the move, planning new ways to improve their community and executing it with wonderful results. We treasure the opportunity to share events and projects that clubs do, so if you have something to share, send it to PR@GFWC.org for the chance to be featured on our blog. In the meantime, check out some of these great ideas!
The newly formed GFWC South Baldwin Woman’s Club (Alabama) already has a hallmark activity to make their mark in their community. They are proud to sponsor Gulf Shores Goes Pink, an event which will have municipal buildings and bridges light up in pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. They are excited to make this an annual tradition to help raise awareness of women’s health issues. On October 1st, Gulf Shores mayor Robert Craft will sign a proclamation to make October officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month in their town, and will kick off the event! It will feature pink firetrucks and police cars, with volunteers from Gulf Shores Fire & Rescue manning the grills.
The GFWC Women’s Club of Mountain Top (Pennsylvania) participated in National Night Out held by their local first responders. The club provided children with a card to color and present to a first responder at the event to thank them for their service. The event gave the club a chance to reach out to members of their community while also raising their own visibility as important members of the community.
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With a background in nursing, hospital administration, and leadership training, Phyllis Sippel has always been dedicated to helping others. When she learned that a woman’s club was going to be organized in her community, she knew it would be a good fit for her.
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.