Home Life

The GFWC Home Life 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. Through this program, clubs may develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease; target personal development; address the issues of hunger, inadequate housing, and homelessness; and/or prevent or correct financial difficulties.


Home Life Community Service Project Ideas:

Program ideas are endless. Consider projects that address issues such as women’s health; theft prevention; service dog programs; helping the hungry and homeless; people with disabilities; healthy lifestyles; and childcare.

  • Support Anti-Bulling efforts in your community.
  • Promote efforts to build child self-esteem in your community.  On
    Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/ (search anti-bullying)
  • Participate in efforts to eradicate opioid abuse in your community.
  • Support mental health initiatives inn your community.
  • Work with local food banks and homeless shelters to provide needed donations, stock shelves, and other volunteer services.
  • Host a “Shred Day” for safe disposal of documents.

History

1937 – Endorsed and supported passage of the Social Security Act and introduced Child Labor Act.
1949 – Children’s Clothing Closet adopted as State Junior Project in conjunction with the State Board of Public Welfare.
1986 – The Alzheimer’s Disease Special Project raised $10,000 for research for the Duke Medical Center.
1990 – Clubwomen Against Narcotics Special Project increases advocacy in the fight against drugs.
1998 – Special aid given to victims across the state and country from foods following Hurricane Floyd.

Resources

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