GFWC International Seven Grand Initiatives
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Donating USED SHOES
The Woman's Club of Hartland collected a total of 1219 pairs of shoes. 1170 of them are going to “Soles4Souls” and the remainder are going to Nike’s “reuse a shoe” program. Congratulatons to the hard working ladies of the club and five ladies in particular, Barb C., Donna L., Kathy L., Robyn A., and Joy V.
Women in the military
At the 2019 GFWC-WI State Convention, clubwomen donated items to be placed in bags for military women. The bags were donated to the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans' Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.
Martin luther king, jr Day of service
The GFWC-WI Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club collected new personal care items and clothing in December and delivered them to the Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee on Martin Luther King Day. The center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin.
Million Dollar Club
The Million Dollar Club is a group of clubwomen, clubs, districts, states, and Regions donating $1,000 each during the 2018-2020 Administration to maintain GFWC’s Headquarters located in Washington D.C.
The GFWC-WI contributors include:
GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club
Patricia M. from the GFWC Shorewood Woman’s Club
The GFWC Amery Woman’s Club, under the direction of Sharon P. chose YERTLE THE TURTLE as its selection to read to six second grade classes at Lien Elementary School. Teams of two visited each class to read the story and share its lessons. The ladies donned tall Cat in the Hat hats to get in the spirit of the event. One child was designated to bellow out a loud burp at the part in the story where the turtles were stacked too high. After the reading, each child was given a new YERTLE THE TURTLE hard cover book, a beanbag representing a turtle and a small bag of treats. Funding for this event came from a $250 Thrivent Financial Grant and $500 from Kohl’s Kares. A team of Kohl’s Kares ladies also sewed the beanbags and put eyes on them to resemble turtles. This was the fifth year the AWC has participated in the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party.