for the GFWC International Outreach Community Service Program from the
2012-2014 GFWC Club Manual.
for the International Outreach Information
for the International Outreach Report Cover Sheet.
GFWC International Outreach Community Service Program is designed to
enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy,
education, and action, which will, in turn, affect change in and for
our global friends and their communities.
GFWC Partners are
the organizations listed with whom GFWC has established a formal
relationship and mutual understanding. Our partners offer unique and
customized services: materials, speakers, kits, and/or additional
information specifically designed for GFWC clubs. They are aware of
GFWC clubs’ specific needs, our organizational structure, and have a
signed Memorandum of Understanding with GFWC.
Heifer Project International
Heifer International is
a non-profit organization working to end world hunger by giving cows,
goats, pigs, chickens, sheep, bees, and other food and income-producing
livestock to impoverished families around the world. Recipients are
trained in animal care and environmentally sound agricultural practices
so they can lift themselves out of poverty and become self-reliant.
Milk, eggs, wool, meat, draft power and other benefits of animals
provide nutrition and money for education, housing, healthcare, and
small business enterprises. www.Heifer.org
At operation smile,
medical volunteers provide safe, effective, and free cleft-lip and
cleft-pallet repair surgery for children born all over the world. It is
an international medical humanitarian organization dedicated to raising
awareness of this life-threatening issue and providing lasting
solutions that will allow children to be healed, regardless of
financial standing, well into the future. Operation Smile’s free
surgeries and medical missions are made possible by the thousands of
volunteers and donors, throughout the world. DMorrison@OperationSmile.org
U.S. Fund for Unicef
For over 4 decades GFWC
has supported UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund in its efforts
to ensure the world’s most vulnerable children access to health,
education, equality and protection. UNICEF projects include Trick or
Treat for UNICEF to help children survive and grow; US Fund for
UNICEF’s TAP Project helps provide clean tap water for children around
the world and Inspired Gifts enables donors to purchase actual
life-saving items to be shipped to countries UNICEF serves. www.UNICEFUSA.org
United Nations Foundation, Shot @Life
We all treasure our
children’s first moments—their first birthday, first word, first step.
Yet millions of children miss out on these moments because they don’t
have access to the vaccines they need. Shot@Life, a United Nations
Foundation’s campaign, seeks to educate, connect, and empower Americans
to champion vaccines in order to save children in developing countries.
Every 20 seconds, a child dies of a vaccine-preventable disease like
pneumonia, diarrhea, measles, and polio. You can help save a child’s
life by encouraging, learning about, advocating for, and donating
GFWC Community Service Projects,
formerly known as Collaborations, are programs and projects members
initiate and participate in to serve their communities—they do not
include projects that relate to GFWC partners. This section is where
the clubs will report all the programs and projects that are
specifically related to the International Outreach Community Service
Program that can involve other members of the community, other
organizations, or the individual club or members
Water Centric - www.watercentric.org
This organization brings water sanitation, and hygiene education to schools in India.
International Day of Peace on September 21 - www.InternationalDayofPeace.org
The International Day of
Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals,
organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared
date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to
coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day
was celebrated in September 1982.
World Food Day on October 16 - www.WorldFoodDayusa.org
World Food Day (WFD) is a
worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and
informed, year-around action to alleviate hunger. It is observed each
October 16th in recognition of the founding of the UN Food and
Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. The first World Food Day was in
International Women’s Day on August 22 - www.InternationalWomensDay.com
International Women's Day
is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social
achievements of women past, present and future.
World Water Day on March 22 - www.WorldWaterDay.org
observance of World Water Day is an initiative that grew out of the
1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)
in Rio de Janeiro.
The Emancipation Network - www.MadebySurvivors.com
Made By Survivors is an
international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and
modern day slavery. They assist survivors of slavery and work to
prevent slavery in high risk communities.
International Seafarer’s Association - www.SeafarersFriend.org
Coming alongside the
Maritime Community with friendship, faith, and hospitality. Did you
know that 95% of imported goods come to the US via ships? Did you also
know that in many cases the crews working on the ships are not allowed
to leave the ships while in port for lack of proper papers? ISA brings
companionship and goods to ship-bound sailors. Hands-on opportunities
include making Ditty Bags and knitted hats.
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