Thursday, June 29, 2017

Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for the next CCI event! Make eating a selfless act by joining CCI and Chipotle on Tuesday, July 11 from 10:45 to 10:00pm.  

Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you are sup-porting the cause for CCI to make sure 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Ca-nine Companions. 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Juniors Mother's Day Event at Sunrise a HUGE Success

Thank you to all among you in the community who donated your jewelry to our Mother's Day Event at Sunrise Domestic Violence Shelter.


It was a huge success and the children were overjoyed to "shop" for their Mothers Day gift. After making their selections, members helped the kids nicely wrap the jewelry in bags and then each child was able to make a Mother’s Day card, as well.

We had enough for each child to take as much as they wanted to make their mother feel special. Members who helped out this evening had a wonderful time, and it was heartwarming to see these kids get a chance to spoil their moms.  

It was so successful we plan to do it again at Christmas time. So, if you have any jewelry please start saving it now or get with one of our members to pick it up from you. Remember it is a tax deductible donation and Juniors is happy to provide a receipt.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Juniors Present Scholarships at WCHS

The GFWC Pasco Junior Woman's Club is proud to continue our annual tradition of supporting local high school seniors by presenting two graduating Wesley Chapel High School seniors with scholarships this year. Funds for these scholarships were raised during our BUNCO event earlier this year.



Monday, May 1, 2017

All About GFWC Juniors Special Program: Advocates for Children (One Voice for Children in Florida)

GFWC Juniors’ Special Program: Advocates for Children (One Voice for Children in Florida) is designed to encourage all clubs to make a difference in our world by becoming advocates for children. Clubs may choose to organize projects that benefit children in their community, state, or world. 

While project ideas are numerous, clubs are encouraged to educate themselves     regarding current issues facing our children: child abuse, health issues, poverty, cyberbullying, teen dating violence, child obesity, texting while driving, depression and suicide, etc. 

We have partnered with  organizations that advocate on behalf of children every-where-  March of Dimes and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

IDEAS
  • Blankets for Babies– donate new or gently used blankets to shelters  or local police
  • Donate to or participate in your area for the March for Babies in the spring.
  • Advocates for Children ‘Juice Box’ Challenge: Challenge clubs to donate at least one juice box per member to  their local Child Advocacy Centers (CAC).  Juice boxes help CAC staff build rapport with children as they discuss difficult issues.
  • The program Capes for Heroes provides capes for children with  disabilities, life threatening illnesses and kids that just need to be empowered. The capes give deserving children an  extra boost of strength and courage to make them feel like the  superheroes they are.
  • GFWC has declared the fourth week in October as GFWC Advocates for Children Week.-planning events related to the Juniors’ Special Program. Try a new project or a previously successful one. It’s up to you! Consider your club’s interests and community needs.  Contact your Governor/Mayor to request they proclaim this week as “GFWC Advocates for Children Week” for your state/city.  Sunday, October 22 - Saturday, October 28, 2017
  • Make our voices heard on Capitol Hill and in state houses across the country. Become an eAdvocate, get informed, and take action to improve the health of women, infants and children. Sign-up today at marchofdimes.org/advocacy and select “Take Action”.
  • This year, parents of nearly 16,000 children in the U.S. will hear the words: “Your child has cancer.” One in five of those children won’t survive. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and as a leader in the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will focus on raising awareness and funds for this very important issue.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

How Can YOU help Our Local Community?

I know that so many people want to get involved, to help locally...but they just don't know how. Here's an idea: JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING!! Honestly, we are always looking for additional members who want to get involved and make a different. We have a ton of different projects and organizations that we already support, but we are always, always open to additional ideas, so if there is a cause that is near and dear to your heart, suggest it and let us help you be the change!

Our next meeting is May 2nd at 6:30PM in Lexington Oaks. We would love to see you there.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

GFWC Pasco Juniors Help Welcome Home Honor Flight

Honor Flight, Mission 29, returned with a jetload of veterans coming back from their Tuesday, April 25th visit to Washington, DC.  They arrived at the Clearwater-St Petersburg airport.  The Honor Flight had many welcoming crews and signs!  Members of GFWC and Canine Companions helped to welcome home the veterans with signs and cheers. 



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The GFWC International Outreach Community Service Program

The GFWC International Outreach Community Service Program is de-signed to enable members to become better world citizens through advocacy, educa-tion, and action, which will, in turn, affect change in and for our global friends and their communities.
GFWC members can’t always be physically present to assist and make changes in countries around the world; however, members can be assured the donations made through our partnership agencies are reaching those in the greatest need.  There are countless ways to support global development and make a lasting difference.

Consider raising cultural awareness; celebrating ethnicities; conducting fundraising activities to support healthy child development; advocating  for basic human needs such as food, water, clothing, and education;  and promoting self-sufficiency. 

Half of the world’s population, over two billion people, lives on less than $2.00 a day and 21,000 children die each day  due to poverty, hunger, and easily preventable dis-eases. GFWC  encourages our clubs to reach beyond their own communities to  the global community to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, their families,

IDEAS
  • Help children all over the world by funding life-saving vaccines.
  • Participate in international cultural exchanges.
  • Educate your club and community about major issues and challenges facing people in developing countries.
  • Support the development of healthy and sustainable communities around the world.
  • Ensure children have access to health, education, equality, and protection.
  • Provide support and encourage growth and sustainability by donating gifts such as livestock to families in need.
  • Educate members about United Nations programs concerning women and children.
  • Promote legislation in support of human rights around the world.
  • Provide members with direct service opportunities for persons in developing countries through our  program partners.  (Heifer International, Operation Smile, Shot@Life,  UNICEF)
  • Help ensure that children and families have access to clean water by providing wells.
  • Make and send pillow-case dresses to Little Dresses for Third World Countries.