Worthington assists local schools
GFWC Worthington Woman’s Club supported the schools library and the library’s Book Fair by
providing funding for the Library Bookstore Fund ($280) and the Library Fund ($275). Members also collected and donated
59 Children’s Books to the library. Members collect Campbell’s® soup labels and General Mills® Box tops
for Education throughout the year for the library to exchange for books and other needed equipment. A total of 700 Campbell
soup labels and 84 General Mills box tops were donated. Club members also signed up for Kroger Supermarket program designating
a percentage of money spent on Campbell’s items at their store to the Elementary School.
Members donated items for the schools BUG (Bring Up Grades) program. The idea
behind this program is to reward students with small tokens when they improve their grades throughout the school year.
Items such as decorated pencils, notepads, erasers and coupons for fast food establishments were donated.
GFWC Worthington also sponsored one of the local Elementary classrooms by donating snack items for the teacher
to use mid-morning since many of these students do not get breakfast before coming to school and as rewards at the end of
the day if warranted. We also donated teaching supplies to the teacher. Gifts were delivered to the Special Education
teacher and assistants during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
The Arts Committee collected supplies for the Art teachers at the Elementary School. Items collected included
crayons, markers, paints, pencils, paper towel tubes, toilet tissue tubes, egg cartons, the plastic trays that meat and other
products are in, and other items that otherwise would be trash.
The Conservation Committee contacted and paid for a professional landscaper to design a landscape plan for the
Elementary School. The plan developed will be executed over several years.
Worthington aids a nursing home
The Home Life Committee adopted the Activities Department of Beaufont Health Care Center.
The membership provided prizes for the facilitys bingo games. Items such as blankets, hairbrushes & combs, trinkets,
costume jewelry, mints, picture frames, shampoos, note pads, stuffed animals and lotions were donated.
Worthington supports V.I.E.W. (Virginia Initiative for Employment not Welfare) by donating
gently used womens career and casual clothing and donates coats for men, women and children.
V.I.E.W. is a Career Closet (a collection of gently used clothing donations that
may be worn in an office environment). Suits, dresses and pantsuits are great for donations, but more casual clothing is also
acceptable if it can be worn in an office environment. Shoes, handbags, costume jewelry, hose, scarves, new makeup and new
undergarments are available for the women as well.
Many of the clients are single moms getting back into the
work force. Some dont have any clothing for work and dont have any money to buy any. Thanks to V.I.E.W., they have presentable
clothing to go out looking for a job as well as something nice to wear once they find one.
Worthington supports Camp Easter Seal
the GFWC of Virginia State Project and the Camp Easter Seal East Lodge and Pool Renovations and Amphitheater with a donation
of $200.00 from our Philanthropic budget. Also a $250 club donation was made to Camp Easter Seals for a campership.
Members supported the Bed & Bath Shower sponsored by the Kanawha Womans Club
which was a district-wide project to help refurbish the bedrooms and bathrooms in Federation Lodge at Camp Easter Seal East.
Members donated sheets, mattress covers, and shower curtains.
Easter Seals provides services to children and adults with disabilities and other special
needs, and support to their families. Today, Easter Seals assists more than one million children and adults with disabilities
and their families annually through a nationwide network of more than 450 service sites. Each center provides top-quality,
family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the particular community it serves.
adopts a family for Christmas
The members adopts a single parent family with two
children through The Christmas Mother Program of Chesterfield and Colonial Heights. Club members purchased new clothes,
shoes, boots, coats, toys, gift certificates, kitchen appliances, educational games, costume jewelry, cleaning supplies, toiletries,
and groceries. $954.50 of in kind donation was made.
The Christmas Mother Program of Chesterfield and Colonial Heights originated in
1972 when Miss Lucy Corr, director of Social Services, found she could no longer handle the special needs of those in the
area who would not have Christmas without help from someone. Miss Corr enlisted the aid of volunteers from the community
to raise funds, secure sponsors, and promote the purpose of the Christmas Mother Program, which is to insure that no child
in our community is without food, new toys and clothing on Christmas morning.
sponsors a child via Childreach
Worthington sponsors a child from Guatemala through the Childreach
program. Members donated items such as shirts, books, markers, combs, hairclips, and toothbrushes to send to the child
and her family for Christmas.
Childreach is the U.S. member of Plan, a global, non-profit, child-centered development
organization helping needy children and their families in developing countries since 1937.
feeds the hungry
The WWC membership collected and donated 220 lbs of
nonperishable food worth more than $200 to The Central Virginia Food Bank to recognize World Food Day on October 16.
The Central Virginia Food Bank (CVFB) was founded in 1980 to procure and distribute
food efficiently and effectively to feeding programs throughout the area. Since then, the Central Virginia Food Bank service
area has grown to include 31 counties and six cities in the Central Virginia region. CVFB distributes food through a network
of 596 partner agencies, which includes 153 child-care providers serving needy children. In addition, we serve 2,000 daily
meals in the summer and 850 daily meals during the school year to needy children through our Kids Café program.
Worthington supports Heifer
In support of the Heifer International, GFWC Worthington
adopted the Women in Livestock Development (WiLD) program as our special emphasis and donated money to fund a gift of one
sheep and a share of a goat to help women become independent.
Heifer International is a nonprofit organization working to end world hunger by
giving cows, goats, and other food and income producing livestock to impoverished families around the world. Recipients
are trained in animal care and environmentally sound agricultural practices so they can lift themselves out of poverty and
become self-reliant. Recipients agree to share offspring of their animals with others in need through a requirement
Heifer calls Passing on the Gift. Heifer International currently provides 27 different kinds of livestock to families
in 47 countries, including the United States. Since it began in 1944, Heifer has given direct aid to 4 million families
and through training and Passing on the Gift, indirectly affected the lives of more than 24 million people in 128 countries
around the world.
Worthington assists the veterans
collected personal comfort articles for the veterans at the VA Medical Center. We provided toothpaste, toothbrushes,
denture cleanser tablets, denture brushes, shaving cream, deodorant, talcum powder, shampoo, combs, hair brushes, nail clippers,
hand lotion, facial tissues, white tee shirts, white socks, men’s briefs, stamps, writing paper/envelopes, phone cards,
canteen books, blank & recorded cassettes (audio & video), disposable cameras, photo albums/frames, hats, caps, gloves.