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Hopatcong Woman’s Club Participates In NJSFWC Day Of Service

January 19, 2024


34 items were collected for local domestic violence shelter


NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Hopatcong Woman’s Club of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) participated in NJSFWC’s Day of Service on January 15, 2024. This year, clubwomen collected items needed for domestic violence shelters across New Jersey. Each of the eight NJSFWC districts worked with the specific needs of their local shelters.

 

HWC partnered with other clubs in the Highlands District to collect a total 34 of essential items to be donated to a local shelter, DASI (Domestic Abuse and Sexual Intervention). Items included eight pairs of children’s pajamas, ten cans of soup, three jars of peanut butter, five boxes of Mac and Cheese, two cans of coffee, two boxes of tea, and four boxes of cereal. The total value of the donation was $280.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the only Federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.

 

The Hopatcong Woman’s Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month (from September to May) at the Elba Point Beach Club building located at 30 Ithanell Rd, Hopatcong, at 10:30am. There is no fee for attending a meeting and all are welcome. Follow us on Facebook.

 

The New Jersey State Federations of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), a volunteer community service organization, was founded in 1894 and is headquartered on the Douglass College campus in New Brunswick, NJ. The NJSFWC founded the New Jersey College for Women, now known as Douglass College (Rutgers), in 1918. In 2020, the organization, with a membership of over 5800, reported almost 16,963 community service projects involving over 320,119 volunteer hours and $2.3 million in cash and in- kind donations. The NJSFWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), which is headquartered in Washington, DC, and is the largest and oldest women’s volunteer community service organization in the world.

 

For more information about the NJSFWC and/or membership in a local club, call 732-249-5474 or visit www.njsfwc.org.

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