Hopatcong Woman’s Club Wins State Award

The Hopatcong Woman’s Club received the Domestic Violence Awareness Award at the Annual NJSFWC (New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs) Virtual Convention held April 26th and 27th for our work with the I Support the Girls Project.

Through an international network of Affiliates, I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and girls experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.

A big shout out to our Domestic Abuse Committee Chair, Pat Beach, who also happens to be our Club President! She is hard at work collecting much-needed items from both our club members and the general public. While the above-mentioned items go to I Support the Girls, other items, like larger toiletries and certain clothing items are taken to DASI (Domestic Abuse and Sexual Intervention) in Andover, and other items (like new men’s and women’s socks) support our veterans at the Lyons Vet Center. We accept donations from the public at the Community Wellness Center in Hopatchung Shopping Center.

To recap all donations we are accepting: any type of feminine hygiene product (open boxes of feminine hygiene products can be donated if the contents of the box are individually wrapped), new and gently-used bras, new underwear, new socks, small and large toiletry items and small cosmetic bags. Anything you can donate to help us with our own mission of helping others is truly appreciated.

The Hopatcong Woman’s Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month (next meeting being an exception, Wednesday, May 26th due to scheduling issues) at the Elba Point Beach Club building located at 30 Ithanell Rd, Hopatcong, at 10:30am. This meeting will be held in a COVID-compliant manner. There is no fee for attending a meeting and all are welcome.

Follow us on FaceBook or check out our Club’s Web site www.HopatcongWC.webs.com

To learn more about contributing to any of our causes or joining us as a club member, please contact our Member Chairperson Lisa Hirschfeld at 973-479-9228 or e-mail: lisah101@optonline.net.

To learn more about the NJSFWC (New Jersey State Federation of Women's Clubs), visit the Federation website at NJSFWC.org and to learn more about the GFWC (General Federation of Women's Clubs), visit GFWC.org. Our website: HopatcongWC.webs.com.

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