General Federation of Women's Clubs New Hampshire

Community Service Programs

Bridging the Horizons-Halloween Costume Parade

Salem Area Woman's Club-GFWC New Hampshire Dolores VanBlarcom Salem Area Woman’s Club-GFWC-NH club members in conjunction with Bridging the Horizon held an impromptu Halloween Costume Parade. This will be one of the highlights of our connections this year, as our usual participation in their monthly dances has been put on hold. A great time was held by all.

Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Salem Area Woman's Club-GFWC New Hampshire Dolores VanBlarcom Club members filled shoe boxes with personal care items, small gifts, clothing and notes which were collected by Samaritan’s Purse and shipped to all areas of the world to bring hope and a smile to those less fortunate.

Success by Six

Salem Area Woman's Club-GFWC New Hampshire Dolores VanBlarcom Success by Six continues to be supported by Salem Area Woman’s Club-GFWC-NH with a monetary donation to equip classrooms with school supplies. We are previewing books by local authors; a club member, and the son of a club member, which will be distributed to their classrooms.

Family Promise

Salem Area Woman's Club-GFWC New Hampshire Dolores VanBlarcom Family Promise is on the hearts of all the clubwomen. Such a wonderful program to keep homeless families together providing them a place to live while guiding them into a position to find a job and a home for their family. It is such an honor to come along side of them in the endeavor.

Chocolate Bunnies

Candia Community Woman's Club CCWC Members Sold Chocolate Bunnies to benefit Salvation Army Kid Cafe

Junior Special Project Advocates for Children

Exeter Area GFWC Denise Raisanen Club women turned in used ink carriages for Staples credit. Funds were used to purchase backpacks for End 68 Hours of Hunger.

Advocates forChildren

Exeter Area GFWC Denise Raisanen Baby hats that had been collected from GFWC NH clubs where donated to the local hospital's nursery. One hundred red hats and purple hats were donated in time for Christmas.

Advocates forChildren

Exeter Area GFWC Denise Raisanen Inspired by the Seven Grand Initiatives the Exeter Area GFWC donated 18 Dr Suess books to the area Head Start. The staff were appreciative and the children excited to get a book of their own.

Advocates for Children-WINGS

Exeter Area GFWC Denise Raisanen Advocates for Children-WINGS project
This project started as a Club President’s project twelve years ago. The focus is to help a family with the extras that they could not afford. This year’s family is a two parent household with a 2 year boy with development delays.
This family…

Advocates for Children-Good Night Bags

Exeter Area GFWC Denise Raisanen This project involved purchasing fleece material, children books, a stuffed animal and pillow cases. A workshop was held to cut and hand tie the fleece blankets and assemble the bags. Eight clubwomen cut and knotted the edges of the fleece. The twelve bags were then donated to Seacoast Family…

Advocates for Children

Exeter Area GFWC Denise Raisanen A call came from the Exeter End 68 Hours of Hunger to help shelve their donations collected by the High School during Halloween. Club members and a spouse were asked to check expiration dates, sort and shelve about 100 bags for canned goods.
This organization, End 68 Hours of Hunger,…

State Photography Contest

GFWC Concord Contemporary Club Mary McGahan One member submitted three photo's for the GFWC photo contest and won to ribbons.

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