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Civic Engagement and Outreach

The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC
members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions
that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. This Community Service Program highlights and encourages citizenship; crime prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness; the needy, hungry, and homeless; and our military personnel and veterans.

Here are some of the ways in which we fulfill the goals of this program.

FIRST RESPONDERS 

Since our first donation of $10 in 1956, we have supported the Lewes Fire Department
with an annual donation.  Compared to our first donation, our 2023 donation of $500 demonstrates our longevity and growth.  

STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS 

In 2023, our annual collection for Stockings for Soldiers included 200 pounds
of items to fill stockings as well as $1,000 in donations to help defray shipping costs.

USO DELAWARE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE 

We make an annual donation to these organizations as well as collect items
for them as needed.

LIGHTHOUSE FOR BROKEN WINGS / SHELTERING HEARTS

Lighthouse for Broken Wings is a transitional house 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. 

The Sheltering Hearts program assists those experiencing homelessness. Guided by the organization's needs, we assist through monetary donations for housing; gas and store gift cards; and providing lunches.  We have also played Santa and Easter Bunny for the children.

ANNUAL FOOD DRIVES
In February 2024 Z Club partnered with Blooming Boutique, Lewes Public Library,
Lloyds Market, and the Karen Wearden office of Edward Jones, to collect food and
personal care items for the Epworth Food Pantry.  

I SUPPORT THE GIRLS

I Support The Girls provides underwear and menstrual products for those in need. 
Z Club collects products and holds monthly packing parties to package items for distribution.

      

 

150 pairs of socks for Home of the Brave

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