Health and Wellness

The GFWC Health and Wellness Community Service Program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well being of individuals, families, and communities. To improve our wellbeing, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas

Consider projects that address issues such as women’s health, Promoting healthy lifestyles, and mental health awareness.

  • Provide “Physical” funding for mental health programs.
  • Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March with a heathy
    potluck dinner at your club’s monthly meeting.
  • Hold a “Healthy Food Drive,” requesting donors to contribute nutritious foods from Feeding America’s Healthy Food Donation List.
  • Promote health and safety information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Start an exercise group in you club with a weight loss challenge.
  • Decorate with pink (breast), teal (cervical), and black (skin) ribbons for cancer awareness days.
  • Promote Dining with Diabetes by distributing food charts and info, and holding cooking demos.
  • Plan various programs for breast cancer awareness, such as a Bra-ha-ha fundraiser.
  • Promote healthy self-esteem and self-esteem.
  • Promote Fruits and Veggies – More Matters Month in September
  • Get moving, eat healthy, and maintain a healthy weight.

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 floods following Hurricane Floyd.

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