Health and Wellness

The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. The Health and Wellness Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.

Here are some of the ways in which we promote health and wellness in our community:

          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

          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. 

          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.  

         FOOD DRIVES

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.

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 more 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.