Volunteers in Action: MLK Day of Service Pt. 4
February 18, 2020
This week is our final MLK Day-themed blog. GFWC would like to thank you for all of the service projects that your club completed. You certainly promoted the GFWC brand! Read and comment on this the great things that our GFWC Clubs have participated in below:
GFWC Tellico Village Women’s Club (Tennessee) celebrated MLK Day by sewing products for Operation Smile. Members helped stuff and finish 22 Smile Dolls . They also pressed, marked, and cut ribbon for the smile splints. With the help of members, GFWC Tellico Village Women’s Club shipped and packed 46 hospital gowns, 222 Smile Splints, and 2,000 tongue depressors.
GFWC Ojai Valley Woman’s Club (California) and GFWC Oak View Women’s Club (California) donated items to be shipped to soldiers overseas. They packed boxes and joined in a day of service at For the Troops, a nonprofit organization in Simi Valley formed to be a support group for deployed men and women serving overseas.
GFWC Tremonton Women’s Civic League (Utah) helped their local library with the #girlshavenolimits STEM activity on MLK Day. Members mentored and encouraged 1st and 2nd grade students to achieve anything they put their minds to just like Ewy Rosqvist, the first woman to win the Argentine Grand Prix in 1962.
GFWC Ripley Women’s Club (Ohio) donated $250 to the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati, OH. Members also helped served lunch in honor of MLK Day.
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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.
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.