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Civic Engagement & Outreach

Through this Committee, we are reminded that each of us is a part of a larger society and is responsible for undertaking actions that will create a better quality of life and foster a sense of community – locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

The four ‘broad strokes’ of this effort include:
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*A donation in the past is not a guarantee of a future donation.

Watch the videos from the January presentations! Thank you to channel SCTV-17 and Susan McLoughlin for filming our presentations.


End 68 Hours of Hunger

Tara Bazydlo, Deb Payne


Brigid’s House of Hope

Bethany Cottrell, Ashley Emery



Family Promise

Pam Wellman, Matt Hodgkiss

603- 883-7338


Homeland Heroes

Julie Weymouth

603- 458-1275

January Spotlight Information

We highlighted the following organizations this year at our January 2023 meeting

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Brigid’s House of Hope is a long term, transitional safe house for survivors of Human Trafficking in New Hampshire and surrounding areas.

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End 68 Hours of Hunger addresses the food shortage children experience between the free lunch they receive at school on Friday afternoon and the free breakfast they receive at school on Monday morning, 68 hours later.

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Family Promise

Through safe housing and education, Family Promise guides families as they break the cycle and rise from homelessness to sustainable independence.  

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The Homeland Heroes Foundation offers an array of supportive services to active-duty service members, veterans, and their families in their time of need to help restore a sense of community, independence, and well-being at home.

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Time Sensitive Updates
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Organizations recently donated to:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Salem

  • Bridging the Horizon

  • Chamber of Commerce

  • Field of Dreams

  • Firefighters Appreciation

  • Hampstead Historical Society

  • Law Enforcement Appreciation

  • Salem Animal Rescue League

  • Salem Historical Society

  • Salem Holiday Parade

  • Salem Pride (School District)

The Civic Engagement and Outreach Committee offers these community service announcements. GFWC is a nonpartisan, nondenominational organization. Clubwomen are allowed to advocate for policies or legislation, but NOT allowed by law to endorse candidates or engage in partisan politics.

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Organizations recently donated to:

  • Brigid's House of Hope

  • Police Comfort Dog

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Crime Prevention, Safety & Disaster Preparedness

A little humor for a serious discussion.
Be like Sheldon!
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Organizations recently donated to:

Military Personnel & Veterans

  • Blue Star Mothers Wreath

  • Homeland Heroes

  • Operation Care for Troops

  • Women's Veteran Program

Military Personnel & Veterans

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Organizations recently donated to:

The Needy, Hungry & Homeless

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry

  • Center Point Food for Thought

  • Christmas Giving

  • End 68 Hours of Hunger

  • Family Promise

  • HOPE Center Food Pantry

  • Isaiah 58

  • Salem Farmers Market

  • St Anne's food Pantry

The Needy, Hungry & Homeless