GFWC-NC Club activities during COVID-19 / Federation Day

Federation Friday: Volume 2, Issue 42 - April 17, 2020

Thanks to all the clubs who have shared their activities with us! Here are just some of the projects and accomplishments: 

Burlington Woman’s Club members have sewn over 400 masks for the elderly, friends, family, and nursing homes. Members have supplied fabric, including sheets, thread and elastic. The son of one member donated a large supply of elastic which has been shared with an organization in Colorado, enough to make 250 masks, and locally, enough for 50 masks. 

The Club’s Backpack project is still operating although in a different way. Currently we supply 55 backpacks. The Little Free Library is being supplied weekly to serve those who visit Joe Davison Park. One thoughtful member invited members to stop by and choose books from the stash she has left on her front porch. Members are staying in touch by phone, text and email. Some are sending humorous emails for welcome relief. Members are calling and helping the elderly who live alone and need assistance. 

Woman’s League of Henderson members have been volunteering every day at the ACTS House in Henderson (Area Christians Together in Service). They furnish meals for the homeless, Meals on Wheels, and Backpack Buddies, plus food packs for families in need in the area. They are now only providing take-out plates where before individuals could eat in the dining room. They post information on Facebook about meals served each day and items needed. They are making donations to local agencies in need. 

Greensboro Woman’s Club has been supporting A Simple Gesture to end hunger in their community. Club members filled their green bags and the Home Life CSP coordinated a time for safe and easy drop off. A Simple Gesture’s office also supplies baby formula to pediatric offices for families in need. Many members have provided both canned goods and formula. Twenty-two members spent 31 hours shopping and delivering the food, valued at $1,023. 

Anderson Creek Club Woman’s Club There was a strong need to shop for those who are unable to leave their homes, so 20 out of 29 members volunteered to be our Shopping Angels. This program is ongoing, but so far, they have clocked 36 hours of shopping. To address the shortage of facemasks, they formed the Sewing & Cutting Angels. Cutting Angels and Sewing Angels have worked to supply our hospitals in Harnett County with over 200 masks thus far. 

Members of the Mary Stewart Woman’s Club have been providing snacks and baked goods to the nursing staff at WakeMed Hospital. 

Roanoke Island Woman’s Club members have been sewing surgical masks for their community. 

GFWC-NC will share more activities in next week’s Federation Friday. Thanks for all you do! 

Federation Day is April 24, 2020 

To celebrate 130 years, GFWC is planning a legislative blitz. Plan to call, email, or write your US Senators and Representatives on April 24th to urge them to pass Miranda’s Law (S. 1787 and H.R. 2793) and the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act (S. 1831 and H.R. 3265). Ask family and friends to join. 

This will be the last chance to participate in the 3 Brand Initiatives this administration. We will also be honoring all of our sisters who fought so hard to gain the women’s right to vote. Stay tuned! 



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