National Day of Service — What is your Club doing for this important project?

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What is GFWC National Day of Service?
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is united in its dedication to volunteer community service.  The National Day of Service (NDS) is a day in which all of GFWC comes together in service to highlight an area of need, take action to address it, and raise public awareness about its importance.  State federations and clubs will participate by organizing Community Service Programs (CSP) in their communities as part of NDS. It’s also a great opportunity to invite guests to participate in your NDS activities and introduce them to the benefits of GFWC.

Here’s what I’m hearing from Clubs around the State of Oklahoma:

From Jacque Lattie, Pa-A-Linn Club Haskell


The Town of Haskell is concerned about food insecurity and has had a pantry for several years easily accessible downtown.  It’s been so sweet to see an abundance of fresh vegetables all summer brought in by farmers/gardeners to add to the pantry.  Several churches provide food boxes periodically with the help of the Foodbank of Eastern Oklahoma.  Pa-A-Linn members are contributors to the pantry and the Club continues to donate monthly to the Food for Kids Backpack Program.  Several members are workers in this program – planning, ordering, and delivering packs.  In fact, this week members packed over 500 bags in readiness for Haskell school needs.  In 2023-2024, members are asked to bring a pantry item to each meeting.  Food Insecurity will be on the agenda for each meeting.

From Lisa Adkins, President, Waurika Sorosis Club

Sorosis Club is partnering with the Senior Citizens Center and the Jefferson County Food Pantry to host a fundraiser & awareness event for both entities that provide food and support for people with food insecurities in Waurika.  The Fundraiser will be the last weekend in September and will feature a fish fry, silent auction and information on the needs for both organizations.

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