Even at Convention, GFWC never forgets its volunteer mission. This year we are looking to support schools in the Atlanta area with supply kits for elementary school students. GFWC’s goal is to pay for and package supply kits for 400 students!
To achieve our goal, we will need your support at Convention. Sign up for one of two service project sessions when you register for Convention. When you arrive at your session on Monday morning, you will receive a paper bag to decorate. Once the bag has been decorated, you will be able fill it up with the school items that have been purchased from the donated funds. Each kit, filled with recommended supplies from the Atlanta Public School District, costs $20.
In addition to the volunteer opportunity at Convention, we will need your help in paying for the school supplies needed for each kit. This is where everyone can get involved! We would like to challenge every GFWC club to donate the cost of one supply kit. If your club would like to donate the cost of more than one supply kit, we would certainly appreciate the additional funding. Donation checks can be made payable to GFWC with “Convention Service Project” written in the memo line. We ask that all donation checks be mailed to GFWC Headquarters no later than Monday, June 1, 2020.
Melanie Carriker understands GFWC tradition and legacy. Daughter of GFWC Communications and PR Chairman Wendy Carriker, Melanie was inspired to form the GFWC Legacy Woman's Club, which celebrates the dedication of grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins. The GFWC Legacy Club received its charter at the 2015 GFWC Annual Convention in Memphis.
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.
Mesquite Club, Inc.
The Mesquite Club, Inc., located in Las Vegas, Nevada, started out the club year with 120 members and now has 132 members. How has the club gained a dozen new members over such a short time? One reason is Club President Cherie Williams’ commitment to raising public awareness of the club in any way possible.