Volunteers In Action: GFWC West Side (Pennsylvania), and GFWC Woman’s League of Mt. Holly (New Jersey)
June 23, 2020
GFWC West Side (Pennsylvania) recently donated funds to the Pennsylvania Regional Food Bank, the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry, and the “Dinner for Kids” program. GFWC West Side is dedicated to helping their local community and area nonprofits.
At the general meeting of GFWC Woman’s League of Mt. Holly (New Jersey), back in March, Home Life Chairman Elaine Hollowell, introduced a new project to raise funds to purchase a little red wagon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The wagons are used to transport children to surgery, medical treatments, and many times just for a little ride with their families. Her goal was to pass around a tiny replica of the wagon asking members to contribute their spare change for the next few meetings, to work toward buying one wagon for $100. The meetings came to an abrupt end shortly after this due to COVID-19 and members have not had another meeting since. That did not stop their amazing, generous, and committed group of ladies from supporting this worthy project by mailing their donations to Elaine.
To date, members and anonymous donors have collected enough to purchase eight wagons for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The GFWC Woman’s League of Mt. Holly were able to bring smiles not only to the children, but their families as well.
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Minnie Bell Johnson
Minnie Bell Johnson is described by her fellow clubwomen as the happiest person they know, with a smile that brightens the whole room. Having just celebrated her 100th birthday, she has many reasons to smile. During her time with the Portland Woman’s Club (Oregon), she has served as both the club treasurer and club president. She’s still an active member to this day, voting on issues and club elections, and participating in projects like handing out personal care products to homeless women at the Rose Haven Women and Children’s Day Shelter.
Success For Survivors Scholarship
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GFWC Lawrence Classics Club
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