GFWC PROGRAMS INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH

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

Activities in this Community Service program area are designed to increase awareness of the importance of the United Nations, international exchange and development programs, and international aid and relief organizations.  The International Outreach Program is designed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, education, and action.  Our International Outreach program spreads its wings to support people in the poorest areas around the world.  What affects those around the world affects us all.  Projects promote understanding and acceptance of all peoples and provide international aid and educate members and communities about global topics.

Our Projects Include:

  • Hosting & support of Exchange Students
  • TUBFRIM (Cancelled Postage Stamps collection –sent through Sons of Norway)  
  • Various Disaster Relief funds
  • Operation Smile –-mission support & donations   http://www.operationsmile.org/
  • Project Child Save
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Gray Doves International
  • Mercy Corps
  • Generosity Water
  • Operation Christmas Child (send shoe boxes filled with items)
  • Beeve Foundation (retired eyeglasses & cases)

Project Child Save is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping prevent child abductions and kidnapping through education and public awareness campaigns. When these heinous acts are perpetrated against our children, Project Child Save, through it’s international network, finds these abducted innocents who have been taken against their will and sold into slavery, and retrieves them, returning them to their loved ones.  Evening Section donated to this cause.  The founder of the organization lives in our community & our local Mayor proclaimed June 5 as Project Child Save Day in our community.

Generosity Water is an organization dedicated to ending the clean water crisis in developing countries 

Exchange Students

Education First Summer Exchange Program is always in need of host families.  A couple of our members have hosted exchange students at various times. While providing food and housing, the members also spend time getting to know the students and taking them numerous places for a wonderful experience in America!