Our Programs

Our club works within five service areas which we call Community Service Programs (“CSP”). Each Community Service Program has an area where club members work to improve their communities through different projects. Together, we work to improve our communities and better our world. Our Club is engaged and very active in our community, below please find a list of just a few of our charitable activities.

Arts & Culture Community Service Program: The study of art and culture enriches the human experience. Art education improves problem solving and critical thinking skills, builds focus and perseverance, and nurtures creativity, confidence, and collaboration. Cultural awareness promotes effective communication and profoundly increases the ability to appreciate and enjoy a variety of new people and experiences.

Art projects and charities we have been involved with are:

  • We work with Walker County Schools Arts Show
  • Student Art Contest winners for District and State Each Year
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month!!!

Civic Engagement & Outreach Program: The GFWC Civic Engagement and Outreach Community Service Program reminds GFWC members that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community— locally, regionally, nationally, and globally. The four “broad strokes” of this effort include: Citizenship; Crime Prevention, Safety, and Disaster Preparedness; the Needy, Hungry, and Homeless; and Our Military Personnel and Veterans.

We work in the following areas for our community:

  • Annual Veterans Day Program
  • Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
  • Encouragement of voter registration
  • Bee a Buckler Seatbelt safety
  • Support of veterans through various programs
  • Co-Sponsor Annual City of LaFayette Freedom Festival/ 4th of July city celebration

Education & Libraries Community Service Program: GFWC members promote education in both children and adults. We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects in the Education Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities, and to promote literacy, libraries, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.

Education projects and charities we have been involved with include:

  • Adult and Family Literacy
  • Volunteer at all Local Schools
  • Fund the Perfect Attendance Awards at LaFayette High School
  • Fund the LaFayette High School Student selected to attend H.O.B.Y. each year
  • Fund the Renaissance Reward Program at LaFayette Middle and High School each year
  • Fund the LaFayette Middle School Gifted Summer Program
  • Fund Kids for Christ
  • Support Hugh O’Brian Youth Scholarship Program (HOBY)

Environment Community Service Program: The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages us to become stewards of the earth by working to preserve the world’s resources, protect wildlife and domesticated animals, live sustainably, and beautify our communities and enjoy nature.

Environment projects and charities we have been involved with include:

  • Community Beautification Projects
  • Tree-Planting and Preservation Projects
  • City of LaFayette Pollinator Garden Projects
  • We support and volunteer at the Gardens at City’s Joe Stock Park, at Walker County’s Marsh House, and City of LaFayette Recreation Center

Health & Wellness Community Service Program: The human body, mind, and spirit comprise our health and wellness. To improve our wellbeing, we must address three key components: nutrition, disease prevention, and physical and emotional care. This Community Service Program aims to explore the various opportunities for awareness and advancement of each of these vital areas

Our Heath and Wellness projects and charities we have been involved with include:

  • Heart Disease
  • Breast Cancer
  • Partnerships: Canine Companions for Independence
  • Easter Seals
  • The Heart Truth
  • Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer

GFWC Advancement Areas
Advancement areas are defined as internal leadership within our local club. This service area is heartbeat of our club and keeps us thriving within the community. This area is always an educational and personal growth area for us, our members continue to learn new technology in an effort to assist our club with our marketing, recruiting, fundraising and leadership efforts. These programs not only benefit our clubs but they benefit our members by learning new leadership skills in an ever-changing technology driven world. They include:

  • Communication & Public Relations
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Leadership/LEADS
  • Membership
  • Women’s History and Resource Center
  • Legislative and Public Policy