We have almost made it through this hot summer! Here are some great projects to wind down Summer of Service and take you into fall.
Food Security for College Students: More than 50% of college students experience food insecurity or concerns over finding healthy choices. Campus food pantries provide nonperishable items. Some offer fruit, vegetables, and frozen food. Support community college and university students with heathy food options: nuts, nut butters, dried fruit, beans, low sodium broth, brown rice, and canned chicken and tuna.
Elevating Women and Girls: Every woman, no matter how young, needs access to basic necessities to maintain health and self-esteem. Organizations like Days for Girls and I Support the Girls promote sustainable products to help manage hygiene. Women should not have to sacrifice their dignity, so reach out to elevate the women and girls in your community. Remember the President’s Special Project Acts of Kindness & Creativity! Remember the scavenger hunt too for the Fall Meeting! GFWC-NC President’s Special Project scavenger hunt list!
Teen Dating Violence Awareness: Teen dating violence affects millions each year. It takes the form of physical and sexual violence, psychological abuse, and stalking. It’s never too soon to educate teens and adults about healthy teen relationships and recognizing red flag behaviors. Help increase awareness and education! Loveisrepect.org
Be sure to read this month’s article by Eva Jackson, GFWC-NC Education & Libraries Chairman. With International Literacy Day on September 8th and children back in school, September is the perfect month to focus on literacy.
There are a few updates to the award entry and reporting forms. They are available in the updated Administration Book. The tab and type versions will be available on the website mid- September. The Tips for Awards and Reporting and Award Fundamentals guidelines are posted on the website. Please take note of the changes on pictures. These changes apply to all awards, unless noted.
The Community Impact Award allows for entry for up to three projects, over the 2-year period, January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021, that have had a positive effect in your local community. The projects submitted for this award can be included in your annual award entries under any CSP or Special Program. They can include pictures. The GFWC-NC winner will have the chance to compete for a $2,500 grant from GFWC.
We hope to see you in Asheville in the fall. There will be hands-on projects and plenty of ideas to take back to your clubs.
Karen Throckmorton – GFWC- NC 1st Vice-President
Pam Mediano – GFWC-NC Dean of Junior Community Service Programs