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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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
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.
Junior Woman's Club of State College
When Robbin Zirkle moved back to the area after grad school, she addressed the challenge many people face as adults—making new friends— by joining the Junior Woman’s Club of State College (Pennsylvania). GFWC provided her a place to connect with like-minded women who shared her passion for community service.