The GFWC Public Issues Community Service Program is designed to connect members actively with effective projects and activities relating to civic engagement.
This program focuses on the following areas:
- Citizenship – Educate club members and local communities on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
- Military Personnel – Educate club members and local communities on needs of military families.
- Emergency and Disaster Preparedness – Educate club members and local communities on disaster readiness, recovery, and relief.
- Safety and Crime Prevention – Educate club members and local communities on home, road, and Internet safety.
PUBLIC ISSUES COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS IDEAS:
- Address issues such as running for office.
- Hold a voter registration.
- Take an active role in the election process. Encourage schools to engage future voters with innovative programs on elections.
- Consider projects about democracy.
- Support our military personnel.
- Visit, volunteer, and help preserve historic sites, monuments, and homes.
1945 – A total of 24 fighter planes and bombers were bought by selling war bonds. NC clubwomen sold over 12M in war bonds and purchased the hospital ship, Larkspur.
1954 – GFWC began Community Improvement Program and offered $60,000 in prizes.
1963 – The Federation Drive for Seatbelts won the Governor’s Outstanding Service Award in the field of Traffic Accident Prevention.
1999 – Supported Special Olympics World Games held in Raleigh.