As a women’s club our primary focus is on women’s and children’s issues. Below is a sampling of some of the organizations we support through service, donations, and publicity.
National Alliance on Mental Illness – We support the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Club’s state project for 2014-2016 through monetary, in-kind, and service donations. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation – Through the bi-annual Paint the Porch Pink walk (http://www.painttheporchpink.org ) the club raised over $20,000 for this organization.
UNICEF – The International Outreach committee collects donations from members to support this organization.
Providence House – The Domestic Violence Awareness committee works with Providence House to contribute supplies and volunteers. Providence House provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic abuse and their children free of charge.
Riverview Estates – The Public Issues committee regularly visits with the residents of Riverview Estates, an assisted living, rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility right down the street.
Literacy Volunteers of Burlington County – The annual Book and Author luncheon raises funds for this organization. Our members also volunteer to teach reading skills to adults.
ChildFund International – Since 2005, our club has sponsored a child, Kimberly, through this program. Kimberly receives gifts in addition to a monthly sponsorship contribution. In return, Kimberly, currently age 13, sends letters to the club updating the members on what she is doing.
Book Wish Foundation – This organization was the focus of the 2013 International Luncheon which raised $330 to supports its mission of funding libraries in Darfuri refugee camps.
Ronald McDonald House – Each year the ladies of the Home Life/Social Services committee prepare and serve dinner at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden. Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.
Cathedral Kitchen – Each year the ladies of the Home Life/Social Services committee prepare sandwiches (250 at the last count) and deliver them to Cathedral Kitchen which has been serving meals to the poor and hungry of Camden since 1976.
Bread of Life Food Pantry – The ladies of the Public Issues committee collect food for this local pantry in the spring when donations from other sources are low. This pantry is often the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from the club’s semi-annual rummage sale.
Riverton, Palmyra, and Cinnaminson schools are supported through donations of school supplies, graduation awards, Read Across America activities, and the sponsorship of two girls to Girls’ Career Institute. Girls’ Career Institute is an annual program held at Douglass College and sponsored by the NJSFWC for high school junior girls to explore women’s issues and encourage awareness to contemporary problems.
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