Each year we look for new ideas for projects. We are still in challenging times, with hope on the horizon, so adapting traditional projects requires creativity. We have seen many projects performed across the State with heart and ingenuity.
The Greensboro Woman’s Club collected 417 activity books to help reduce boredom and anxiety for our older population. These were distributed by the Meals on Wheels program. The monetary value of this donation was $673! Gift bags were filled with a variety of books including Word Search, Suzuki, Word Scramble, Crossword Puzzles, Adult Coloring Books, crayons & colored pencils.
The Wake Forest Woman’s Club supported local care facilities by making and donating 110 Alzheimer’s Sensory “Shake and Search” Bottles. Led by the Club’s Arts and Culture Co-chairs, club members worked together to collect and clean empty Gatorade and Tropicana Bottles, which were then partially filled with dry rice and various interesting small items. The bottles were labeled with the message: “Made for You by the Wake Forest Woman’s Club.”
Here are some resources for project ideas: GFWC-NC FaceBook Page, Program flyers on GFWC-NC website under the Community Service tab in each program area, Program videos on our YouTube channel, GFWC Club Manual on the Member Portal, and GFWC Blog – Blog – GFWC.
February is Library Lover’s Month. It is the perfect time to learn more about ESO. Contact GFWC-NC ESO Chairman Hilda Jernigan; [email protected]. Be sure to review her article in this month’s Clubwoman Magazine!
A national program to improve literacy development for young children is expanding across the state. The NC Department of Health and Human Services recently received approval to use federal matching funds to grow Reach Out and Read across the North Carolina; https://www.rorcarolinas.org/. Doctors prescribe a book during child wellness visits to encourage bonding, brain development, and building home libraries. To learn more about participating contact GFWC-NC Education & Libraries Chairman Eva Jackson; [email protected]
It is also American Heart Month. Wear red at your Club meeting or organize a walk or hike to advocate for heart health. February 14th is Valentine’s Day. Make a teacher, librarian, police officer or healthcare worker’s day with treats and sweets or create a basket filled with all the ingredients for a special meal for someone in need.
Happy planning. Happy National Wear Red Day today, February 5th, and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Karen & Pam
Thanks so much for taking the time to report! If you sent in your CP&S report, and did not receive a confirmation from me, please let me know as soon as possible. – Karen