GFWC Signature Program:
Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention

The GFWC Signature Project Standing Committee seeks to make the community more aware of Domestic Violence within our community and identify ways in which the Club can help local Shelters and educate the public.  The Project covers not only Domestic Violence, but also Child Abuse and Elder Abuse issues.  It addresses Teen Dating Violence and related issues. Each April, we plant a pinwheel garden in honor of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention month. This Committee hosts the October meeting which is also National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  

Projects for 2021 included:
 

  • collection of baby supplies (diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, soap, and clothing) given to a local agency that supports foster parents and children in the area.
     

  • collection of gently used purses donated to Peaceful Paths, a shelter for abused moms and their children.
     

  • birthday bags for foster kids - candles, cake mix, frosting, plates, napkins, hats, party favors, and a gift.
     

  • held a fundraisers to donate to United Foster Ministries, for foster kids
     

  • training to spot victims of human trafficking.
     

  • clubhouse yard display for Domestic Violence in October.

GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship  As a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence, GFWC will award $2,500 to help survivors of intimate partner violence obtain a post-secondary education through the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship. The scholarship deadline is January 31 of each year. Promoting the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship is a key component to helping us change lives, and we can’t do it alone. Spread the word.

Visit www.GFWC.org/Scholarship to download the press release and other marketing materials. For more information contact the GFWC Programs Department at 202-347-3168 or Programs@GFWC.org.