Volunteers in Action: Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (New Jersey),GFWC Woman’s Club of West Milford Township (New Jersey) ,and GFWC Woman’s Club of West Broward (Florida)
April 14, 2020
Many GFWC Clubs have but there Volunteers Spirit in action during the world’s current pandemic. With a shortage in medical supplies, many GFWC Clubs have stepped up and used their time to make handmade mask and hats for their local first responders. Read about the great acts of kindness that our GFWC clubwomen have participated in below:
Members of the Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills (New Jersey), Bernadette Cicchino and Cathy Haney, sewed nineteen cloth face masks for the Troy Hills Convalescent Center in Parsippany. They also passed along a donation of a box of disposable masks from Mary Li of Parsippany. They thank Barbara Lerner of Parsippany and Leslie Moran of Randolph, who each donated elastic for this project.
To make additional masks to donate, their members need narrow elastic (1/4” or 1/8”) to make the ear pieces for the mask.
GFWC Woman’s Club of West Milford Township (New Jersey) has made more than 30 hats and counting for healthcare workers at Chilton Hospital. Vice President Carol Henkel found a stitched pattern to make the mask and shared it with members. Carol also provided homemade bias tape and elastic.
GFWC Woman’s Club of West Broward (Florida) joined together to make mask for those in the healthcare field. They mask will be donated to local fireman, policemen, nursing’s homes, and hospitals.
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As a single mother of two boys requiring emergency medical care in the past, GFWC Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club member Elizabeth Davy was determined to work with her club and Emergency Medical Services for Children to fund pediatric jump kit bags for Wisconsin EMS departments.
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 Marlton Woman’s Club
The GFWC Marlton Woman’s Club (New Jersey) has 41 members who are always trying to put a smile on the faces of others. President Lisa Levin said, “My goal has always been to work together as a club, making our members shine, and making a significant difference in the lives of others.” She also encourages leadership and engagement by motivating members to be a chairperson or to be part of a committee.