General Federation of Women's Clubs New Hampshire

Health & Wellness

Circles Greater Nashua

Nashaway Women's Club Bobbie Knickerbacker Circles Greater Nashua works with individuals and families with low income who are interested in and motivated to become economically self sufficient. There are weekly meetings which begin with supper. Nashaway Woman's Club funds one meal a month. One member prepares or purchases each meal.

Easter Seals

Nashaway Women's Club Bobbie Knickerbacker $150 was donated to Easterseals NH.

Food Pantries

Nashaway Women's Club Bobbie Knickerbacker $500 was donated to Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter and $500 was donated to the Corpus Christi Food Pantry.

Fighting Homelessness

Nashaway Women's Club Bobbie Knickerbacker Donations were given to the following organizations: $250 to Margarite's Place; $450 to Family Promise of Greater Nashua; $500 to Habitat for Humanity; $500 to Harbor Homes; $200 to Mary's House; and $200 to the Shelter Box Project which provides blanket and other supplies in a box…

Donations to Health Related Organizations

Nashaway Women's Club Bobbie Knickerbacker Donations were given to the following organizations: $400 to Home, Health and Hospice;
$150 to Breathe NH; $400 to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center; $600 to the Greater Nashua Dental Connection Inc.; $150 to the NH Heart Association; $500 to the Alzheimer's Association; $300 for…

Operation Smile

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Phyllis Appler Two bags of Operation Smile Dolls were discovered as a member prepared to move. Eighteen dolls were sent to Operation Smile along with soap and shampoo.

Donation to Lisbon Life Squad

Lisbon - Friends in Council Denise Raisanen Support to their local emergency squad with a donation.

Donation to Boys and Girls Club

Lisbon - Friends in Council Denise Raisanen This club donated to support the local Boys and Girls Club North Country

Heifer / Goat

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club donated to Heifer International for goats to help feed families and also to provide an income .

Donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Laurie Jasper The club donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of a club member's family member.

Donation to Keystone Hall

GFWC Hudson Women's Club Laurie Jasper The club made a donation to Keystone Hall in memory of a club member's family member. Keystone Hall is a Substance Abuse Rehab Services in Nashua, NH

WINGS

Exeter Area GFWC Denise Raisanen This Club President's Project started 12 years ago. The goal being to assist a family or individual who are experiencing financial challenge. This year we chose a family of 9 just before Christmas. With Covid -19 this talented musician dad had not been employed since the lock down in mid…

Exeter Area GFWC Nursing Home Gifts for Christmas

Exeter Area GFWC Karen Caldwell On behalf of the Chairman who organized this year’s annual gift collection and delivery: 26 members of Exeter Area GFWC participated in providing gifts for 40 residents of Rockingham County Nursing Home (RCNH) in need of a personal gift for Christmas. Gift suggestions were provided for each…

Healthy Living

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson Every month Healthy Living information was shared with GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club members.Some were printed and distributed at meetings and others shared via email. Some topics covered: Breast cancer, decreasing stress and important things to discuss with your doctor . Health awareness…

Lights for Riverside

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club donated battery operated Holiday window candles to Riverside Nursing Home .Since all residents were confined to their rooms during Covid there was little chance to experience the usual Holiday events and festivities .We wanted to add a little brightness to…

Heart Healthy Month

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWEC Dover Area Woman's Club celebrated Heart Healthy Month at our February meeting. Debbie B. told us" her story" about her life threatening experiences as a women having a heart attack.She had no warning signs and did not realize she was having a heart attack. She went through…

Go Red Day Celebration

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club celebrated Go Red Day at Panera. Heart Healthy brochures and Red Dress Pins were handed out to members as well as interested people . Members wore red clothing items and a group photo was taken by the fireplace.

GFWC-NH Evening of Unity

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club attended in GFWC-NH Evening of Unity via Zoom. This was GFWC-NH First Annual Evening of Unity .The first annual award recipient was Former Judge John Broderick for his work with Changing Direction. Changing Direction promotes mental health awareness and good…

NAMI Walk

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club participated in the NAMI Walk on 10/10/20 . One member organized the Club Team :pick-up of and delivered shirts, made goody bags, did mailings, and promotion of event. We walked around Henry Law Park in downtown and each logged 3.1 miles in the walk. All walkers…

Nutritionist Speaker

GFWC Dover Area Woman’s Club Laura Otterson GFWC Dover Area Woman's Club had a nutritionist and owner of Nutritional Balance for Life speak at a meeting.She was very informative .She went into detail about choosing foods for strengthening your immune system, use of fresh and local foods, importance of the color of your foods, good vs.…

Donation to Heifer

GFWC New Hampshire Denise Raisanen GFWC NH supports the GFWC Affiliate- Heifer

Blood Drive

Candia Community Woman's Club CCWC Members The CCWC held a community Blood Drive at one of our local churches. 29 pints of blood were collected and our goal was 21! All the available time slots were filed up and it was a great success in a huge time in need.

Recipe of the Month

Candia Community Woman's Club CCWC Members Each month a recipe is shared with our group and also posted on our website for the community to try. It is wonderful to try something new!

Mask Making for Healthcare Workers

Exeter Area GFWC Vicki Geis In the early days of Covid, there was a severe shortage of PPE for healthcare and frontline workers. EAGFWC joined Seacoast Mask Makers to make masks and kits for mask making. Seacoast Mask Makers worked with agencies to distribute over 60,000 masks.

EAGFWC - made 175 masks and…

Club Meeting Ice Breaker - Health Awareness & Committee Meetings

Exeter Area GFWC Vicki Geis Each meeting during October and November, we show support for a monthly cause.

Monthly Health Awareness October is Breast Cancer – We showed our Pink on the zoom call.

Monthly Health Awareness November is Diabetes Awareness Month – We showed our Gray on the zoom call.…

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