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:

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

  • Plans to celebrate Arbor Day along Shield's Elementary School students by providing and installing plantings at their newly renovated school.

  • Fall plans to provide and install plantings at Cape Henlopen State Park's ranger station when its renovation is complete.

  • Plastic bag collection to support local museum's installation of recycled plastic bench.


  • Collect athletic shoes for the Nike recycle program for playground surfaces in underserved communities. ​

  • Collect items for the Delaware Humane Association such as pet food, and gently used towels, blankets, sheets, leashes, collars, food dishes and toys.