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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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!