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"Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime."
- Herbert Ward
Pinwheels for prevention is a national campaign to increase awareness of child abuse. Prevent Child Abuse Florida, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Children and Families, the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida and the Governor's Office of Adoption and Child Protection are implementing Pinwheels for Prevention as a statewide campaign to increase awareness of child abuse prevention efforts through; encouraging healthy child development, positive parenting and community support.
GFWC members support this important initiative with individual clubs planting Pinwheel Gardens in their communities. Several of the pictures above are from GFWC Four Corners Juniors' garden in 2019.
This year due to continuing precautions for Covid-19 we encourage everyone to donate by purchasing a pinwheel to decorate the Prevent Child Abuse America’s virtual garden.
"On April 24, 1890, the GFWC constitution was ratified and 63 clubs officially formed the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. With nearly 3,000 clubs and 100,000 members worldwide, we surely have come a long way since that day 126 years ago. Every year, Federation Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on where we have been as an organization, and look forward to what we will accomplish in the future.
“It occurred to them that union is strength. Then they began to reach out toward each other.”
This quote from GFWC clubwoman and author Julia Ward Howe in 1889 is still relevant today. Just like our fore-sisters in 1890, we continue to find strength in federation. GFWC unites us all to one common mission of improving the lives of others through volunteer service.
Let’s unite our voices and celebrate this amazing Sisterhood of Service on April 24, Federation Day."
- Babs J. Condon, GFWC International President 2014-2016
GFWC Florida President’s Project 2020-2022! We will be promoting Unity in Diversity under the GFWC Florida Umbrella, with Love, Respect, and Kindness for all.
GFWC is an international women's organization founded in 1890 and dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the live of others through volunteer service. Collectively, we are Living the Volunteer Spirit.
GFWC Florida is in its second century of community service. In 1891 the Housekeeper's Club of Coconut Grove had formed. It joined the GFWC that year to become the first Florida club to do so. By 1900 several more Florida women's clubs joined.
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A special thank you to P.J. Cook for graciously granting our club permission to use images of her beautiful oil and watercolor paintings, inspired by the Florida coast, for use on our website. Please visit her site to see more of her amazing artwork.