Welcome to the GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness, FL, Inc

The Largest Women’s Volunteer Organization in the World

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Inverness is a charitable service-oriented 501©3 organization affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (www.GFWC.org) and GFWC Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs (www.GFWCFlorida.org). You are invited to see what can be achieved through a group of dedicated women.

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“To make a difference in someone’s life you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect you just have to CARE.”

OUR CHARITIES


CASA - Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association - Local

C.U.B. - Citrus United Basket - Local

Family Resource Center - Local

Scholarships - Local/State

HOBY (Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program) - Local/State

Youth Orchestra - Local

GFWC Florida President’s Project Operation Smile - State

Canine Companions - State Partner

Heifer International - State Partner

Sew Much for Comfort - State

Terry Lynn - GFWC Partner

1890 Society - State

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial - State

UN Foundation Shot@Life Campaign - Local/State




Arts

The GFWC Arts Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in their clubs, schools, and communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make their world a more beautiful place. 


GFWC Inverness projects include:

•Competition in local, district and state arts/crafts show. 

•Craft workshops for members. 

•Donations of art and craft supplies to schools.

•Tours of local museums.

Conservation

The club focuses on improving the environment for healthier living and preserving our community resources.


GFWC Inverness addresses this need:

•Care for the club’s Memorial garden.

•Plant new trees. 

•Maintain the clubhouse grounds.

•Participate recycling program. 

Education

The GFWC Education Community Service Program seeks to promote a commitment to lifelong learning and to support educational and literacy opportunities in our community. 


GFWC Inverness projects include:

•    Book Review and Discussion Group.

•    Provide library books for Little Free Library

•    Support for public libraries. 

•    Support for Youth Orchestra. 

•    Provide Scholarships for Inverness High Schools.

•    Provide Scholarships for the College of Central Florida

•    Provide Scholarships for Citrus County Chronicle 

•    Support for HOBY a Hugh O’Brian Youth Scholarship Program

Home Life

The GFWC Home Life Community Service program promotes a healthy lifestyle; increase awareness, personal development; and prevention or correction of financial difficulties focusing on the personal development for women, children and the homeless. 


GFWC Inverness addresses these needs:

•    Collect clothing for children, men and women in need. 

•    Collect food items for local food bank (CUB). 

•    Collect personal care items for CASA. 

•    Provide Christmas Presents for “Pick a Christmas Child” Program.

•    Provide information for members on Health.

International Outreach

GFWC International Outreach Community Service Programs enable members to become better citizens through advocacy, education, and action. International programs are particularly important to a university community as there are so many international connections and foreign students.


GFWC Inverness addresses these needs by: 

•    Provide monetary contributions for International Projects

•    Provide Blankets and Smile Bags for Operation Smile 

Public Issues

The GFWC Public Issues Community Service program works to increase members’ patriotism, pride in heritage, and networking with other organizations to be proactive in dealing with community issues. 


GFWC Inverness addresses these needs by: 

• Plarning Plastic Mats for the Homeless. 

• Donate items support for Family Resource Center

•Collect Needs for CASA a domestic abuse shelter.

• Cards sent to Honor Flight for our military men and women.

 Collected towels, blankets, tents, coolers and for the homeless


Signature Project


The GFWC National organization’s signature project is working on issues involving victims of abuse, human trafficking and domestic abuse. We are proud supporters of Citrus Abuse Shelter Association (CASA).


We collect items each month for CASA such toilet paper, diapers, paper towels, phones, hygiene products, toothbrushes, and other things that the director say they need.




Arts

The GFWC Arts Community Service Program encourages members to promote and support arts activities in their clubs, schools, and communities. It is designed to inspire clubwomen and ignite within them a desire to make their world a more beautiful place. 

GFWC Inverness projects include:

•Competition in local, district and state arts/crafts show. 

•Craft workshops for members. 

•Donations of art and craft supplies to schools.

•Tours of local museums.

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