Now more than ever

we must be strong in our

commitment to serve

our community.                                      Vickie Burrier, Z Club President

Z Club is collecting items
for Women & Children

to support the

Safe Program at Peoples Place

  • Hotel sized shampoo, body wash, soap,  & toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Flip Flops, socks, slippers

  • Small toys, books, gifts

The Safe Program provides a safe environment, shelter & support for women and children in domestic violence situations.

Help us Provide Lunches for the Homeless

Valentine's Day Lunch for the 38 adults in the Sheltering Hearts program: A Ham or turkey sandwich, apple, bag of chips, water, and a homemade valentine cookie.  Children also received valentine cookies along with a special lunch.

In 2020
our members

volunteered over

5,082 hours 

in support of
local community organizations.

In addition to providing meals, Z Club also contributes funds to assist in housing the homeless over the winter.

CHHS Scholarship 

Applications are now being accepted from graduating Cape Henlopen High
School seniors who will be continuing their education
at a college or vocational technical school.  The recipient of this $1,000 annual scholarship will be chosen from applicants
who are in good academic standing.

Z Club Nursing Scholarship Awarded

(l-r) Tracy Bell, Program Coordinator for the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing; Erin Bendler, Nursing Student Scholarship Recipient; Suzanne Olkowski, Education and Libraries Chair, GFWC Zwaanendael Women’s Club; and Lynn Barberi, Vice President, GFWC Zwaanendael Women’s Club.

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The 2021 GFWC Zwaanendael Women’s Club annual scholarship for a nursing student who has achieved academic excellence in their first semester at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare was awarded to Erin Bendler.  Erin graduated from Livingston High School in New Jersey, holds a degree in human services from the University of Delaware, and a master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University.  After a few years working in social work Erin made the change to nursing. She says “I’m one of the older people in the class but very happy with my decision to pursue a medical career. It’s a much better fit for me.” Erin hopes to work in the operating room and become a certified RNFA-Registered Nurse First Assistant. She says she is very appreciative of this financial support as it will help her accomplish her goals and reduce financial stress that she and her husband are experiencing due to her husband’s businesses being closed during the covid-19 pandemic.

Your gifts enable us

to continue our important work

in the community.

2020 - The Year That Taught Us Resilience...and Zoom.
Z Club ladies have always stepped up when they were needed and this year was no different.  Early in the year, before we had even heard of the coronavirus, we formed a choir with three other GFWC clubs and performed concerts at four local assisted living facilities. And then in March everything changed. In spite of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the covid 19 pandemic which led to cancelling our major fundraisers as well as the Budding Artists art show, our ladies came up with new, creative, and safe ways to assist our community members.  We Zoom tutored with the young ladies at the Group Home for Girls; made masks to donate and to raise funds; baked lots and lots of cookies; donated toys for 85 children who are survivors of domestic abuse; and collected items for USO Delaware, Stockings for Soldiers, Toys for Tots, and the young mothers in the DAPI program.
This summer we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with a flag raising at Lewes City Hall and participation in the Zwaanendael Museum's 22nd annual Chautauqua tent show where our ladies, in costume, presented profiles of prominent suffragettes.  Another Zoom learning experience.
We are now in the midst of our winter commitment to prepare lunches for the homeless who are being housed in local hotel rooms. (See above.) We invite everyone to join us in our service to those in need.

Founded in 1905, the GFWC Zwaanendael
Women's Club was organized by public-spirited
women for the purpose of promoting community
improvements through volunteer service.

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GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club
PO Box 100, Lewes, DE 19958
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The GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.