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Community Service Programs

What We Do

GFWC has five Community Service Programs to build upon the Federation's collective impact. Each committee chair coordinates with organizations and agencies in the community, channels volunteer needs to club members, and networks with each other to build friendships. SAWC has added three categories: Social and Standing Committees.

Be a Power for Good

SAWC members have volunteered more than 40,000 hours collectively, and given over $35,000 of in-kind resources to assist and support the efforts of a wide variety of programs such as*:

  • Apartment furnishings for a Salem resident

  • Author Events

  • Caregivers Program

  • Children’s books for the Salem caregiver recognition

  • Cookie Hugs for Caregivers during the Holidays

  • Flower Hugs Program

  • Greater Salem Chamber’s Wreath Stroll

  • Monthly meal for Family Promise in Nashua

  •  Outfit bathrooms for Brigid’s House of Hope

  • Pinwheel Gardens for Child Abuse Awareness

  • Planting a garden along the Salem Pedi-Bike Corridor

  • Puzzles for Senior Centers

  • Sexual Assault Comfort Bags for local hospitals

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SAWC is Busy

Over the past few years, the Salem Area Woman's Club GFWC-NH has made donations to various organizations and causes at the local, state, and national levels. We make an effort to donate to organizations within our service area, which includes Salem, Pelham, Windham, Atkinson, Hampstead, and recently, Derry. The organizations include, but are not limited to: 

  • Age Concern

  • Alzheimer’s Association

  • Andreas Institute for the Arts

  • Audubon NH Blue Star Mother’s Wreath Program

  • Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem

  • Bread of Life Food Pantry

  • Brigid’s House of Hope

  • Bridging the Horizon


  • Center for Life Management

  • Dollars for Scholars

  • End 68 Hours of Hunger (Salem, Pelhman, Derry)

  • Family Promise (meals and gifts for families)

  • Food Pantries (Shepards Food Pantry, Windham;  St Ann's Food Pantry, Hampstead; St. Joseph Food Pantry, Salem)

  • Heifer International

  • Girl Scout Troops

  • Girl Scout Leader Appreciation

  • Gold Star Families

  • Greater Salem Caregivers Association

  • Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce

  • Haven NH

  • HOPE Center Food Pantry

  • Isaiah 58

  • Kelley Library


  • NH Children’s Trust

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

  • Palace Theater

  • Salem Animal Rescue League

  • Salem Farmer’s Market

  • Salem Scramble

  • Salem Holiday Parade

  • ServiceLink Rockingham County

  • Silverthorne Success by Six

  • Upper Room

  • Upreach Therapeutic Horse Farm

  • We Care Charity/Grains for Education

  • Windham Actors Guild

* A donation in the past does not guarantee future donations.

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