GFWC Signature Project
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
GFWC-WI Co-Chairmen:Pat Hladilek and Annabelle Weishan
Objective: Educate Ourselves; Inform the Community; Create Change
In June at the 120th GFWC International Convention in Milwaukee a new project for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention was introduced. It is a GFWC Sock Project called “Step Away From Abuse”.
Members are being asked to work with Domestic Violence Shelters in your local community.
This is an easy project that all your club members can take part in.
Your “Signature Project” chairman could start the project by giving each member a quart size plastic zip lock baggie with the personalized label for your club affixed on the outside – members would be asked to donate a new pair of socks.
Another GFWC Project is to join the Prevent Child Abuse America – “House Party Weekend” – We’ve designated Oct. 14-16 as the weekend for people across the country to host parties supporting children. The goal is to raise $30,000.00 by the end of the weekend and the great news is, through game watches, brunches and dinner parties, we’re already a quarter of the way there! Please help us reach our goal by hosting a party, attending a party or holding a virtual party online.
You can also take part, again this year, in the collection of PJ for the GFWC PJ Party. PJs can be given to Women’s Shelters in your area for “Make a Difference Day” – Oct. 22, 2011.
Most informative –
GFWC Signature Project – Domestic Violence 2010-2012 Chair, Beverly Lassiter
– Click on her Report
PLAN AHEAD for a Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Project for October.
1. Wear Purple – Designated color for Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention.
Have a ribbon Campaign: Distribute purple ribbons to clergy, police chiefs, judges, librarians and other members of the community.
2. Join the GFWC PJ Party – on October 22th – MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Have members donate pajamas to a local shelter- (see Beverly Lassiter’s report)
3. Library Displays – be creative – do something in your club for the Signature Project!
Contact Annabelle (414/543-1412) or Pat (414/541-8861) or email@example.com
for more information.