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Civic Engagement & Outreach

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Our Mission

Through this Committee, we are reminded that each of us is 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.

 

Hungry & Homeless| Citizenship | Military | Crime & Safety

Supported in the Past*

The Needy, Hungry & Homeless

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry

  • Center Point Food for Thought

  • Christmas Giving

  • End 68 Hours of Hunger

  • HOPE Center Food Pantry

  • Isaiah 58

  • Salem Farmers Market

  • St Anne's Food Pantry

Citizenship

  • Boys and Girls Club of Salem

  • Bridging the Horizon

  • Salem 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)

Crime Prevention, Safety & Disaster Preparedness

  • Brigid's House of Hope

  • Police Comfort Dog

Military Personnel & Veterans

  • Blue Star Mothers Wreath

  • Homeland Heroes

  • Operation Care for Troops

  • Women's Veteran Program

* A donation in the past is not a guarantee of a future donation.

Current Projects
  • Salem Historical Society Soul Stroll

  • Salem Chamber Wreath Stroll (Dec)

  • Salem Holiday Parade Sunday (Nov)

  • End 68 Hrs. of Hunger

  • Operation Care For Troops Christmas Stockings

  • SAWC-We Care Bags

Completed Projects

2022-2023

  • Shopped for End 58 Hours of Hunger to meet a specific need

  • Created cards with information about Memorial Day, including a flag pin.

  • Designed and delivered thank-you baskets for poll workers on election days.

  • Purchased, prepared, and cooked a meal once a month for Family Promise, Nashua.

  • Completed the "family room" project at Family Promise.

  • Participated in the Salem Thanksgiving Parade

The four ‘broad strokes’ of this effort include:

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Citizenship

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

Wildfire
Crime Prevention, Safety & Disaster Preparedness

Personal safety is a concept that we all need to have to feel at peace and minimally comfortable. Many people know of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, which places safety and security second on the list after satisfying our physiological needs - biological requirements for human survival. Today, this means being able to sleep at night without being threatened, having job security, as well as mental, health, and emotional well-being.

Together Again
Military Personnel & Veterans

“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifice.” — Harry Truman

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The Needy, Hungry & Homeless

A few of the members of the Civic Engagement & Outreach "being the power of good!"

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