Service is at the forefront of what our clubs stands for. We offer many different ways to get involved in our own community -- and the best part, we serve alongside friends. We have five main committees that we focus our service and philanthropic giving to. As a member, we ask that you belong to at least one of these committees listed below.
Arts & Cultural Enrichment
The GFWC Arts & Cultural Enrichment Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in their clubs, schools, and communities. It is designed to inspire club women and ignite within them a desire to make their world a more beautiful place. As Edgar Degas once said, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” The goal is to create programs and projects that include music, literature, dance, drama, theatre, and other arts-related areas, both traditional and innovative, that cause the world around us to see and feel what they might have only once imagined.
Civic Engagement & Outreach
This program addresses a wide array of emphases, including Homelessness, Safety and Crime Prevention, Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Citizenship and Military Personnel/Veterans. Here, we also encourage connections with the global community, with projects to raise cultural awareness and promote self-sufficiency. A major initiative of this program is the awareness and prevention of Human Trafficking.
Education & Libraries
From the 1996 Report of the International Commission on Education for the 21st Century and the 1997 Hamburg Declaration: Literacy, broadly conceived as the basic knowledge and skills needed in a rapidly changing world is a fundamental human right. There are millions, the majority of whom are women, who lack opportunities to learn or have insufficient skills to be able to assert this right. The challenge is to enable them to do so. Literacy is also a catalyst for participating in social, cultural, political, and economic activities, and for learning throughout life.
The GFWC Environment Community Service Program encourages awareness of our natural resources and caring for the world around us. It offers information and ideas to promote environmental appreciation and protection. Work to preserve, maintain, and restore our natural resources; protect habitats for plants and animals; and develop sustainable habits.
Health & Wellness
The Health & Wellness community service program is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and communities by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address needs through volunteering. Through this program, clubs may develop and implement creative projects that promote a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, prevention, research, and treatment of disease.
For more information on the above committees or for more information about joining the Lombard Junior Women's Club, email firstname.lastname@example.org.