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.

Environment

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

& Prevention

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.

Club Member and Organizational Advancement Areas

Click the links below to learn more through the GFWC Advancement Guides.

Affiliate / Partner Organizations

  • United Nations Foundation - SHOT@LIFE Campaign

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

  • Prevent Child Abuse America

  • Heifer International

  • Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)

  • March of Dimes

  • Operation Smile

  • Unicef USA

For complete information about Volunteer Opportunities with each of these organizations, please CLICK HERE.

Winter Blahs "Show Your Toes" Coffee - 2021

The Winter Blahs Coffee sponsored by the Women's Club of Odessa held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 benefitted domestic violence shelters in Delaware. The drive through coffee line netted $1,070 in cash donations as well as hundreds of pairs of socks for shelter clients.

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.