Violence Awareness and Prevention
for the GFWC Signature Project, Domestic Violence Awareness and
Prevention from the 2012-2014 GFWC Club Manual.
for the Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Information
for the Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Report Cover Sheet.
Click here for information on the GFWC Success for
Survivors $1000 Scholarship Program.
Click here for the GFWC Success for Survivors Scholarship Application.
IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
JUNE 15 IS WORLD ELDER ABUSE
Violence Optional Craft Project
a centerpiece or artistic structure from feminine hygiene
products. That’s correct, things such as tampons and pads.
Most of these things are individually wrapped and a structure would
look lovely in a shelter bathroom. Beauty and Function! What
every woman needs!
- One in four women has experienced
domestic violence in her lifetime
- Forty percent of girls age 14 to 17
report knowing someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a
in nine Americans over the age of 60 has experienced some form of elder
abuse. For every one case of elder abuse reported to authorities,
at least five more go unreported.
Child Abuse America (www.PreventChildAbuse.org)
Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America has led the way in building
awareness, providing education, and inspiring hope to everyone involved
in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s
for Prevention Prevent Child Abuse America is implementing Pinwheels for Prevention, a
national campaign introducing the pinwheel as the symbol for child
abuse and neglect prevention in the United States. Visit www.PinwheelsForPrevention.org
or the Massachusetts Chapter www.MassKids.org
for more information. The opportunities are endless.
Party Weekend The House Party Weekend is an opportunity for thousands of people
across the nation to ensure the healthy development of children
nationwide while recognizing that child development is an essential
building block for community and economic development—whoever and
wherever we are. Download the online toolkit at www.HousePartyWeekend.org to
learn about hosting a private party and/or community event.
Development Prevent Child Abuse America strives to have a chapter in every
state. To accomplish this, Prevent Child Abuse America needs your
assistance. Making local connections through GFWC clubs will
assist Prevent Child Abuse America in establishing a chapter in every
state so that all children have an equal opportunity for healthy growth
and development. For more information, including your state
chapter contact, go to www.PreventChildAbuse.org
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS (OR EVERYTHING ELSE)
Success for Survivors Scholarship
Established to provide domestic violence survivors with a means to
achieve financial and personal independence, GFWC will award up to
eight domestic violence survivors with $1,000 scholarships annually
each June. Make a difference in the lives of domestic violence
survivors around the country by helping them pursue their education and
career dreams by supporting through the GFWC Success for Survivors
Scholarship. Go to this link to download a letter that can be used to
notify local shelters of this Scholarship. Chairmen Goal: Raise $1,000 to
sponsor a GFWC Survivors Scholarship.
away from Abuse Projects
Donate socks, phone cards and slippers to your local shelter. Use
the GFWC template to attach a personalized card to your
donations. Click here for the link.
Up the Comfort Projects
Step to the
- Donate night bags, birthday bags,
pajamas, toiletry items, clothing
- Host a pajama party to raise funds
or collect pajamas for shelters
- Assemble and donate First Night
Kits, Birthday Bags, anger Kits, or Bedtime Snack Sacks
As victims begin their road to recovery their needs change. Work
with organizations, such as Dress for Success (www.DressForSuccess.org) and
local shelters to gather information and items that are needed.
Yellow Dress Program (www.DeanasEducationalTheater.org)
The Yellow Dress program includes discussion guides and resource
materials to help students and adults:
- Recognize the early warning signs of
- Learn how to help friends/family
members who are victims or perpetrators of abuse
- Understand the cycle of abuse
- Access and utilize comm
offer comments and or to receive more information about
our organization Please contact: Diane Murphy,
or write to: GFWC of Massachusetts, Junior
Box 679, Sudbury, MA
GFWC of Massachusetts Headquarters is at 245 Dutton Road,
Sudbury, MA. Click here