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templatemo.comGFWC clubwomen are true volunteers in action—in 2010, our members  raised nearly $40 million doing more than 185,000 projects, volunteering more than 8 million hours in the communities where they live and work.

More than 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.

GFWC clubs work in six main Community Service Program Areas. In addition to these core areas, GFWC also fosters special projects and programs on a variety of issues.

 

Community Service Program Areas

1. Arts

Activities in this Community Service program area are designed to stimulate the artistic interests of GFWC members with participation in arts and sculpture preservation; disabilities and the arts; and various contests including Photography, Painting, Quilt, Short Story, Drama and Poetry.


2. Conservation

Activities in this Community Service program area are designed to increase awareness of important issues like beautification of local communities, conserving America's natural resources, preserving our national parks and observing days that commemorate conservation activities.


3. Education

Activities in this Community Service program area are designed to increase awareness of low literacy rates and the problems it causes; the need for mentoring; the plight of those with learning disabilities; and need for leadership skills and the value of supporting our libraries.


4. Home Life

Activities in this Community Service program area are designed to increase awareness of important issues about women's health, women's economic security and people with disabilities.


5. International Affairs

Activities in this Community Service program area are designed to increase awareness of the importance of the United Nations, international exchange and development programs, and international aid and relief organizations.


6. Public Issues

Activities in this Community Service program area are designed to increase awareness of crime prevention, safety, assisting veterans and the importance of good citizenship.

 

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Special Projects

GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

The aim of the GFWC Signature Project: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention, is to increase member understanding about and involvement in programs to decrease domestic violence in communities and across the nation.

For full information on this project, download the Signature Project Outline here.

 

GFWC Juniors’ Special Project: Advocates for Children

The GFWC Juniors’ Special Project: Advocates for Children is designed to enable Juniorette, Junior, and General clubs to educate, advocate, and engage in projects concerning the well-being of children via health, social, and safety programs. GFWC Junior members have designed a special project, Advocates for Children, which encourages GFWC members to become active advocates for children by working to:

  • Protect children from harmful situations,
  • Encourage healthy lifestyles,
  • Support and provide best practices for emergency care, and
  • Prevent substance abuse and youth suicide.

For full information on this project, download the Juniors' Special Project Outline here.

 

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