GFWC FL President’s Project
Unity in Diversity under the GFWC Florida Umbrella
with Love, Respect and Kindness for All
President’s Project Chairman: Elizabeth Fisher
Welcome to our GFWC Florida President’s Project 2020-2022! We will be promoting Unity in Diversity under the GFWC Florida Umbrella, with Love, Respect, and Kindness for all.
We look closely at their our community and seek out those who need our help and support. Our emphasis will be on all special needs from Autism, Alzheimer’s, Arts for All, Special Olympics, Cancer Patients, Rescue Animals, Scholarships, Diabetes, Heart Health, Transplant Programs, Disabled Veterans both physically and mentally, help for our First Responders or any special need that calls out.
We are all encouraged to take action, to go out into our community with a GFWC Florida presence, and make a difference for those in need! We may be working on more than one project at any given time. How exciting to have our local community continue to be the recipients of our Love, Respect and Kindness!
GFWC FL Junior Director’s Project – Kicks for Kids
GFWC Florida Director of Junior Clubs Candice Postel has chosen Kicks for Kids as her 2020-2022 Director’s Project. Clubs across the state are invited to help create a community in which every school-aged child has a new pair of shoes and socks, thereby allowing them to attend school with the confidence and self-esteem needed to achieve success. This project promotes academic success for low-income children by levelling the playing field.
In families who struggle to provide the basic necessities, the children often have to worry about going to school in shoes that don’t fit or make them feel like they don’t fit in. These children will hesitate to raise their hands in the classroom because it will call attention to their clothing and shoes. It’s tough to learn when your shoes make you feel uncomfortable. Without proper footwear, children can suffer emotionally, physically and academically.
Our Club is challenged to provide vulnerable children with a new pair of shoes. This will enable them to increase their self-confidence, allow them to concentrate on schoolwork, and thus increase their chances of academic success. Education unlocks the door of freedom and allows children to break the cycle of poverty. By promoting their academic success in this manner, we can help open that door.