What We Do
All About Improving the Lives of Others through Community Service
Community Service Programs are the programs and projects Members and Clubs initiate and participate in to serve their communities, including projects with GFWC Partners.
Arts & Culture
The GFWC Arts and Culture Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support art and cultural programs in their clubs and communities, and to expand understanding on every level, from local and regional to national and international. Our goal is to create projects that include crafts, dance, drama, food, music, and other manifestations of art and culture that develop skills, awareness, and appreciation. CLICK HERE for more information.
The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature. CLICK HERE for more information.
Education & Libraries
Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities, and to promote libraries, literacy, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world. CLICK HERE for more information.
Health & Wellness
The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our wellbeing, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas:
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Civic Engagement & Outreach
The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally
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At GFWC's Legislative Action Center (LAC), you'll find your state and federal elected leaders and their positions on issues.
GFWC Signature Programs
Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness
The goal of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of domestic abuse and violence against women in communities across the nation by working with national domestic violence networks, 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. CLICK HERE for more information.
Advocates for Children
GFWC Juniors’ Special Program: Advocates for Children is designed to encourage all Women’s, Junior, Juniorette, and International Affiliate clubs to make a difference in our world by becoming advocates for children. Members may choose to organize projects that benefit children in their community, state, or the world. CLICK HERE for more information.
Affiliate / Partner Organizations
United Nations Foundation - SHOT@LIFE Campaign
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Prevent Child Abuse America
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
March of Dimes
For complete information about Volunteer Opportunities with each of these organizations, please CLICK HERE.
Winter Blahs "Show Your Toes" Coffee - 2021
Coats and Sweats for Veterans 2019
The GFWC Selbyville Community Club collected 952 coats, sweatshirts and socks that were loaded and transported to the Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans for distribution throughout Delaware.
Pictured are David Mosley, director DCHV, on left and helpers loading the truck.
Coats and Sweats campaign chairman, Rita Hollada, collecting coats from the Selbyville Town Hall collection site.