GFWC Women's Club of South County
What We Do
Enrich the Lives
Our volunteer initiatives include such hands-on activities as
delivering books through a "Rolling Library" to seniors who are unable to visit their local libraries and
reading to young children enrolled in the CANE Day Care Center.
An annual Book & Author Luncheon is our major fundraiser where we bring together acclaimed and award-winning authors and book lovers. Other fundraisers have ranged from Zumba and Line-dancing to a little black dress event. These events raise funds for grants for nonprofit groups in South County and for scholarships for women in need.
Our annual "Spirit of Giving" essay contest helps middle-school students learn the joys and benefits of charitable giving. This year the awards were presented to these Broadrock Middle School students.
Wyatt McCann: World Wildlife Foundation, accepting a split donation for Wildlife Rehabilitation of RI was Dr Mariah Beck. Olive DeCelles: Youth Pride, Inc.; accepting donation was Rush Frazier. Grace Graf: American Cancer Society; accepting donation was Director, Courtenay Needham.
There were four honorable mention certificate, also from Broadrock Middle School: Lucianna Starkey, Emerson Sherman, Eve Sosnowski and Isabel O’Rourke.
We award grants to non-profit organizations whose work enhances South County Community life in at least one of our five focus areas: arts and culture, civic engagement and outreach, education and libraries, environment, and health and wellness.
We provide scholarships to local women who are seeking to become self-sufficient through the pursuit of a degree or by obtaining credentials to practice a vocation.
Sydney Householder, from North Kingstown, is attending Boston University as a pre-law student of International Relations and Women's Studies.
Brandy Marsh, from Wakefield, is attending Fisher College and majoring in Psychology.
Amelia Petrucci, from Wakefield, is attending The University of Southern Maine and majoring in Social work, with a minor in Holistic Health.
Libby Terra (not pictured), from Kingston, is attending The University of Arizona On-line and majoring in Neuroscience.