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.
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.
150 pairs of socks for Home of the Brave