GFWC WV Jrs Crown Jewels of Volunteers... - PUBLIC ISSUES
Valeria Carte, Chairman
Hello. Sorry it has taken me so long to get the information for Public Issues Community Service Program posted. I have been faced with my mother being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and my father in law with an extended illness and passing away. Hopefully life is back to somewhat normal now.
The best resource and guidelines can be found at www.gfwc.org which outlines the collaborations and partnerships.
The GFWC Public Issues Community Services Program is designed to continue its work in programs relating to veterans, citizenship, and safety.
EDUCATE; The Code Adam Project
INFORM: Work with local fire departments for parent and child safety
Have a CPR/First Aid class at a meeting
CREATE: Promote the proper use of safety/booster seats.
Honor local Service men/women
Volunteer at local Veteran’s Dept./Hospital
Dates to remember coming up:
OCTOBER-Crime Prevention Month
Oct3-9-Fire Prevention Week
Oct. 9-15 – 2nd Fire Prevention Week
NOVEMBER- Child Safety and Protection Month
Nov.2 –Election Day
Nov. 11-Veteran’s Day
National Safety council/ www.NSC.org
Safekids USA National SafeKids Campaign/www.Safekids.org
I hope this information will help in the next few months and give you ideas of what to look for. I look forward to hearing about all the great work you are doing in your communities.
GFWC Public Issues Manual
Project Ideas for Public Issues
I would like to commend Elkins which is the only club to report in Partnerships. I know this was new to all of us, but I am challenging each club to report in 3 out of our 6 partnerships. That's 1/2 not asking alot. There are alot of programs I believe you already do that fall in these partnerships.
PARTNERSHIPS------Coalition Against Bigger Trucks,LLC
------National Disaster Search Dog
------National Safety Council
------Sew Much Comfort
------Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation
Here are some quick and easy ideas;
-Have a senator or local government leader discuss with your club your state regulations on trucks. Your local DOT officer may be willing to speakat a meeting.
-Work with your local fire or police department to help with K9 search dogs. (Donate food)
-Host a CPR class for your club or school organization. Work with the drivers ed. class and have members review defense driving with students or give literature to the teachers.
-Hold a Safe Kids booth/table at a local festival,street fair etc. Invite local law efforcement to be there to check car seats. Pass out info to prevent childhood injury.(Use your ideas-reflectors at Halloween, pool safety, pot holders-preventing burns,electricity ed.,etc.)
-Send clothing as a donation to Sew Much Comfort (They have a list of acceptable clothing)
-It's that time of year to start planning for Prom lock ins and Project Graduations.
-Fix some baked goods or pampering baskets to give to wives who have husbands over seas in the military.
-Memorial Day-make sure your club honors our veterans in some way. (An add in the local paper thanking those who gave all) Armed Forces Day in May.
-April is Child Abuse Awareness Month (Pass out blue ribbons at a meeting or at a local school, ask the local school cooks to serve something blue on a certain day for awareness)
-July-perfect time for firework safety
These are just a few of my brain storming ideas. Please visit the web sites for your partnerships-they will give you lots of ideas. Thanks for all you do. If you have any questions please contact me. Thanks, Valeria
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