Volunteers in Action: GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River; GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club; Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills
June 17, 2019
The GFWC Women’s Club of Indian River (Delaware) had a luncheon to celebrate both their year-end and having donated 231 pairs of shoes for Soles 4 Souls as part of GFWC’s Seven Grand Initiatives.
Vice Pres. Muriel Pfeiffer, Linda Kurpjuweit, Corr. Sec., Michele Smith, sitting Alyce Amussen, Sally Ledger, Christy Swiger,
Pres. Henrietta Belcher Stack and Secretary Linda Kutay, Second Row: Diane Pfahl, Treas. Shelby Weilepp, Jackie Riemenschneider, Millie Garcia and Mindy Goss.
Members from the GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club (Florida) visited Partnership for Strong Families to present them with 22 “Birthday Bags” to distribute to children in foster care and families that are receiving support from the organization. The bags contained everything for a birthday party: hats, balloons, table decorations, toys, prizes, cake mixes, icing, and candles. Sometimes the birthday bags are used by caseworkers to encourage families to spend quality time with their children.
The Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (New Jersey) hosted a Salad Supper where they recognized the local students they provided with scholarships, as well as two Girls Career Institute delegates they sponsored. The students spoke gratefully about their college plans. In addition to all of the celebrations, the club was celebrating 65 years of Living the Volunteer Spirit!
Justine, whose husband Paul is a Vietnam Army veteran, has been an active clubwoman for 17 years. If there’s a club office, she’s held it.
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!