Community Service Programs & Special Projects
Our Community Service Programs and Special Programs are structured to enable us to harness the vast resources of our membership to address the needs of their individual communities.
GFWC Community Service Programs and Special Programs focus on major issues that affect our communities daily—supporting women’s health, preserving natural resources, promoting literacy and equality, citizen advocacy, and encouraging volunteer service—and fall into the following areas of focus:
The GFWC Arts Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in all communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen. Create programs and projects that include music, dance, drama, theatre, and other arts-related areas, both traditional and innovative. The artistic experience can be outward reaching or for inner satisfaction.
The GFWC Conservation Community Service Program is designed for members to gain an appreciation for our environment. Through preservation, maintenance, and restoration of our natural resources, it strives to educate members about the importance of beautifying our communities; preserving, maintaining, and restoring natural resources; and stimulating citizen action to address these concerns. Our natural resources include, but are not limited to, water, trees, plants, air, land, and wildlife.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
The GFWC Home Life Community Service Program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering. Through this program, clubs may develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease; target personal development; address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing, and homelessness; and/or prevent or correct financial difficulties.
The GFWC International Outreach Community Service Program is designed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action, which will, in turn, affect change in and for our global friends and their communities.
We have supported medical mission trips to undersearved areas, U.N. Shot at Life program, and Operation Christmas Child. 2018 we will focus on the Unicef program to End Trafficking.
CIVIC AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES ARE KEY COMPONENTS IN OUR LIVES
We support our Veterans by delivering socks and magazines to VA hospital patients on a regular basis.
Domestic Violence Awareness Special Project
The goal of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of domestic abuse in communities across the nation by supporting existing activities, working with various established programs, and initiating educational opportunities for club members and local citizens. GFWC is a powerful voice for those who have no voice.
Advocates for Children
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR WORLD THROUGH THE LIFE OF A CHILD
In 2017, in addition to work through the schools and Action Ministries, our club supplied blankets and stuffed animals to the local Sheriff and Police departments to use with children in crisis.
GFWC Heartland Woman's Club is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 501 c 3 Tax exempt letter from IRS.pdf