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.
The club's past initiatives include a community-wide program on human trafficking; a community bike safety and maintenance program; annual collections for Stocking for Soldiers-Delaware;
financial support for the Home of the Brave Foundation; and donations to USO Delaware including
a popcorn machine, gaming system, and a trunk load of snacks for their canteen.
In 2020, the Z Club ladies stepped up to help combat
covid 19 by sewing hundreds of masks for the community.
Also, the year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the
passageof the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote
which Z Club celebrated in a variety of ways. Members oversaw
the raising of the suffragette flag over Lewes city hall; and Z Club
members were invited to participate in the Zwaanendael Museum's
22nd Annual Chautauqua Tent Show, this year held virtually, where
they presented profiles of notable women who worked toward suffrage.