The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world's resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature.  Environmental degradation is cumulative and many scientists warn that we are at a tipping point.  There is no time like the present to act.


Here are some of the ways in which we promote care of our environment:

  • Participate in National Trail Clean-up Day and Delaware Coastal Clean-up Day in Cape Henlopen State Park.

  • Assist the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park with park activities and help to stock the Little Free Libraries set up in park camping areas.


  • Collect athletic shoes for the Nike recycle program which makes material for playground surfaces in underserved communities. 


  • We are a proud member of the Arbor Day Foundation and, last year, donated 10 trees to national forests to help alleviate damage from the 2018 devastating California fires.

  • Collect items for the Delaware Humane Society such as pet food, towels, blankets, and toys.



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.

Click here for complete club history.

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.