Scholarships & Programs

Philanthropic Service

Please see our Scholarship Page for information and our Scholarship form.

Building A Better Community

Volunteer Service is the backbone of every GFWC Club, and it is the responsibility of each member to ensure our community that help is available in needed areas, called Departments. GFWC offers us six divisions of work with several categories for programs and projects for our activities, which then may be tailored by the local clubs to suit the particular needs of the community. These include Arts, Conservation, Education, Homelife, International Outreach and Public Issues. Each year our members help satisfy the needs of each of the departments as projects are established, sometimes receiving recognition and awards at both district and state levels. The Philanthropy Chairperson selects service projects for the Departments and may solicit help from all members. Members are encouraged to support projects in any of these programs, depending on individual interests. The First Vice President serves as Dean of Chairpersons to promote an active interest in the objectives of the Club Volunteer opportunities are as diverse and as interesting as our membership. See below for a general description of our six Community Service Programs and Special Programs

GFWC PROGRAM HOME LIFE

Our Community Service Programs and Special Programs are structured to enable clubs 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:
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ARTS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Enhancing talents of Adults & Youth through Arts & Crafts, Music, Performing Arts & Creative Art Programs
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CONSERVATION COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Preservation of Energy & Natural Resources, Beautification, Recycling, Forestry and Animal Protection

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EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Support of Local Schools, Scholarships, Literacy & Library Programs, HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program)

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HOME LIFE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Health Issue Awareness, Support of Needy Families, Women’s Shelters, Support of Senior Care, Breast Cancer Awareness, Relay for Life, Ahead with Horses, Boy and Girl Scouts

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INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Outreach For Children – Operation Smile, Exchange Student Sponsorship, Aid for International Disasters

PUBLIC ISSUES COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

Disaster Preparedness, Domestic Violence & Crime Prevention, Safety Programs, Support of Service Personnel & Veterans, Legislative Issues, Prom Plus, Montrose Search & Rescue, Sheriff, Police & Fire Dept. Support

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SIGNATURE PROGRAM: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

* Glendale YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter

* Helping Hands Against Domestic Violence

* B.A.C.A. “Bikers Against Child Abuse”

* Domestic Violence Awareness Classes for students

* Toiletries Collection

* Serenity House Infant Care Center

JUNIORS’ SPECIAL PROGRAM: ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN

* CCYMCA After School Program

* Glendale Healthy Kids

* St. Jude’s Ranch (recycle greeting cards)

* Community Prayer Breakfast “Keeping our Kids on Course”

* CHP… Chips for Kids

* Firehouse Youth Center (safe place where teens may gather with adult support)

* Prom Plus (A supervised post prom event held as an alternative to any un-chaperoned parties)

* Kases for Kids (gathered items to help kids entering foster care)

* Ahead with Horses (Accelerated Habilitation Education And Development)

* “Cops for Kids” (a Police Officers’ Association sponsored program)

* CV Sheriff Christmas Toy Drive