HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The GFWC Health and Wellness Community Service Program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering.
Recognizing the extensive need for assistance in our community, the Health and Wellness Committee aims to help in as many ways as possible through the following organizations:
CAPE HENLOPEN HIGH SCHOOL (CHHS) CLOTHING CLOSET
Throughout the year, school appropriate clothing and warm outerwear is collected for the CHHS
on-site clothing closet. Two clothing distribution days are held each school year, usually in the fall and in the winter. Click here to see what items we collect
HARRY K BABY PANTRY AT THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER, Rehoboth Beach
Hands-on volunteer opportunities are available twice a month to help distribute diapers, wipes and clothing for families on the WIC program.
We collect new and gently used books appropriate for children newborn to 5 years old. A book is given to children visiting the Baby Pantry in an effort to promote literacy.
IMMANUEL SHELTER, Rehoboth Beach
Z CLub members prepare and serve meals over the winter months for this code purple shelter.
LIGHTHOUSE FOR BROKEN WINGS
Lighthouse for Broken Wings is a transitional house for the homeless, dedicated to helping those without housing regain their status in the community while having a place to call home. It is a direct personal development program to improve the quality of life for all individuals in the home. It is managed by Toni Short (R.N.) who herself has experienced homelessness.
Guided by the organization's needs, we assist residents in their goal to live a more productive and independent life.
HARBOR HEALTHCARE AUXILIARY
Each Christmas, members donate small gifts for in-need residents of the Lewes Harbor Healthcare facility, many of whom otherwise would be forgotten.
Semi-annual food drives are held to benefit various organizations. Our 2020 winter drive helped fill the pantries at Lighthouse for Broken Wings; What is Your Voice, Inc. (Voices Against Domestic Violence); and the Community Resource Center in Rehoboth Beach.