Purpose: to actively connect members with effective projects and activities relating to civic engagement focusing on the areas of citizenship, veteran affairs, emergency preparedness, and safety.
GFWC forms partnerships with organizations in order to promote similar goals and provide opportunities for local clubs to connect and serve the community effectively. Below are several of these partnerships in this area of Public Issues:
  • The Kettering Foundation--an independent nonpartisan research organization rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. A resource coming soon will be a booklet entitled Bridging and Bonding: How Can We Create Engaged Communities in a Time of Rapid Change.
  • Sew Much Comfort--an organization that provides adaptive clothing at no cost to our wounded service members, adapts store-bought or sewn clothing using custom designed patterns to meet the unique needs of our wounded service personnel. Opportunities to support come through donations, being a seamstress, or having a group sew day.
  • United Service Organizations offer several programs to support and lift the spirits of America's troops and their familes--for example, United Through Reading's Military Program, Operation Phone Home, USO2GO, and more.

Challenge: In what area do I need to become more knowledgeable? What can I do to serve my community?