The General Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsylvania (GFWC Pennsylvania) is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) – one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer service organizations. All our members are united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.
Community Service Programs
Below is a list of our core Community Service Programs designed to support the needs of our communities now and into the future.
Arts & Culture
The GFWC Arts and Culture Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support art and cultural programs in their clubs and communities, and to expand understanding on every level, from local and regional to national and international.
Civic Engagement & Outreach
The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community—locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.
Education & Libraries
We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities. These projects promote libraries, literacy, and the love of a good book.
The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature.
Health & Wellness
The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our well-being, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas.
Signature Program: Domestic & Sexual Violence Awareness & Prevention
The Signature Program’s goal is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of violence against women in communities across the nation—and the globe.
State President's Project:
VISION IMPAIRMENT AWARENESS
REASON FOR PROJECT:
Eye diseases will double by 2030 making public awareness important.
Increase awareness of causes, prevention, corrections and resources for vision impairment in children and adults.
Learn about local vision impairment resources through the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.
Become active with a local agency for the blind.
Donate eyeglasses to the Lions Club collection project.
The Eyeglass Collection goal of 2020 glasses was surpassed! Below is our progress along with donating monetary funds to local agencies.
Eye Glasses Collected
Glass Cases Collected
Lens Wipes Collected
It’s a volunteer thing!®
Join a Club Near You
Reach out to our membership chairman for help finding a club near you.
For general inquiries, contact Headquarters below or the Chairman of a specific program or advancement area.
4076 Market Street, Ste 211
Camp Hill, PA 17011-4200
4348 Wendy Way
Schwenksville, PA 19473-2093
T: 610.489.2937 firstname.lastname@example.org
1734 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036