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Volunteering Group

2024 Club Projects

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Hours

Donated

(cash, grants &

scholarships)

In-kind

Donations

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GFWC Florida Convention
Some of our members traveled to state convention in April for a time of learning and celebration of 2023 awards and LEADS (Leadership Education And Development Seminar) Graduation.
Camp Boggy Creek Bears & Afghans
We continue to work on Boggy Bears for Camp Boggy Creek- a non-profit camp for children with serious illnesses & their families to reach beyond illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities, always free of charge. Handmade knitted and crocheted afghans are also a requested item for the camp. Every child at the camp goes home with a bear and blanket.
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Handmade Valentine Cards
for memory care residents at Magnolia.
Bradenton Public Market
Spending some Saturdays at the public market promoting all the great things we do in the community and seeking like-minded volunteers!
Bags for the Unhomed
Members donated goods to stuff "bags for the unhomed". We've had some chilly February nights and the recipients appreciated the variety of goods inside: hats, socks, rain ponchos, tuna, protein bars & shakes, Gatorade, water, chapstick, soap, toothbrush, lotion, sanitary wipes, and much more. Bags were distributed at The Salvation Army.
GFWC FL District 14 Arts Meeting
It's always a fun day at St. Petersburg Woman's Clubhouse for the district arts meeting where our members showcased their talents. Not only did we have a great day, some members took home top prizes in their categories!
Belize- Goodwill & Service Trip
2024 brought the return of our international service trip to Belize for 3 clubwomen, who were joined by other GFWC Florida members. Members visited local schools to teach hygiene lessons with the students and each child received a bag filled with hygiene items. The community clothing drive was a success and the kids loved their new "shades". Time was spent with fellow GFWC Clubwomen in Belize City & Belmopan, and we shared an evening with fellow Florida Rotarians also there on a goodwill trip. We also took a cultural field trip to learn the art of grinding corn and making our own tortillas!
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Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader Program
Our members donated 329 books and 76 pairs of pajamas to at-risk Manatee County children through Children First.
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