GFWC PROGRAM PUBLIC ISSUES

Issue Awareness, 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

Civic and Social Responsibilities are key components in our lives.  The Public Issues Community Service Program is designed to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic and social responsibilities and to increase awareness of crime prevention, safety, assisting veterans and the importance of good citizenship.

Comfort and aid to returning veterans and their families is one feature. Safety on the highways and in our communities are concerns of this program.  Responding to natural disasters and emergencies comes under this heading.  Effective legislation, especially for veteran affairs, needs to be carried out.  Emphasis on citizenship and voting are important features, also.  Projects reducing violence, fostering civic involvement, and increasing safety for all Americans.

Our Projects Include:

  • Operation Cookie for Veterans
  • Saddles For Soldiers (Shadow Hills Riding Center)
  • Glendale Police Foundation  K-9 Unit
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • VFW  (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
  • Montrose Search & Rescue
  • Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts
  • Greeting Cards at the Holiday for Military
  • Prom Plus support
  • Two Strike War Memorial (through VFW Post 1614)
  • Legislative alerts
  • Various holiday safety tips; 
  • Voter information & voter reminder signs
  • Cards & letters to service personnel abroad
  • Issue & disease awareness campaigns
  • Appreciation baskets for Police and Fire departments
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Valentines for Veterans
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"OPERATION COOKIE" SUPPORT OF OUR VETERANS & TROOPS DURING MAY

La Crescenta Woman’s Club pairs with the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena to collect donated cookies for “Operation Cookie”. They pack cookies in boxes to give these cookies to hospitalized and homeless veterans prior to Memorial Day.  “Operation Cookie” is one of the philanthropic projects, which began over 70 years ago when members of the Club sent cookies to soldiers serving in World War II. 

Cookies get delivered to Veterans Hospitals, Mental Health Centers and VA homeless centers throughout the southland; the Miller Foundation for Wounded Warriors; the Pasadena City College Salute to Veterans program; the Memorial celebration for Women Veterans at the Glendale YWCA, and South Pasadena’s Annual Memorial Day event at the War Memorial, to name a few. Cookies also have been sent to Camp Pendleton for a group of Marines (men & women) heading out.