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GFWC Women's Club of South County


The GFWC Women’s Club of South County, Grow Hope Grants Program

            The GFWC Women’s Club of South County brings together women of diverse backgrounds to provide community support through volunteerism, provision of grants to local non-profit agencies, and awards of educational scholarships to women in need. We are proud to be affiliated with both the International General Federation of Women’s Clubs and the statewide General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Rhode Island.

2022 GROW HOPE Grant Recipients

Mental Health

Chariho Youth Task Force
Chris Collins Fund
SHRI Services Corp

Food Insecurity

Peace Dale Congregational Church Dinner Table
North Kingstown Food Pantry
St. Peter’s Community Market
Peace Dale Jonny Cake Center
RI Center Assisting Those in Need
Galilee Mission, Soup for the Docks



South County Habitat for Humanity
Peace Dale Jonnycake Center
Warm Center, Westerly
TriCounty Community Action


Domestic Violence 

Domestic Violence Resource Center of South County

Stay tuned for next year's Grow Hope Grant Application...

2022 Grow Hope Grants Committee & Recipients

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2022 Grow Hope Recipients & Committee Members
Karen Pizzaruso, Robin Shields, Suzan Amoruso, Pat Cole, Carolyn Maher, Maggie Hayes-Cote. Carol Sugarman, Mary Grace Varnum, missing WCSC members: Nancy Feroldi and Gina O'Connell.

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Mental Health: Mary Grace Varnum,(WCSC) Dan Fitzgerald (Chariho Youth Task Force), Penny Ferrar (NAMI RI), Carolyn Maher, Maggie Hayes-Cote (WCSC), Beth & Mark Collins (Chris Collins Foundation), Joanne Hellested (SHRI)

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DVRC: Lori Ann Heiner & Michelle LePage (Domestic Violence Resource Center) Karen Pizzaruso (WCSC)

Housing Insecurity: Carrie Roberts (Westerly WARM), Kate Anderson (South County Habitat for Humanity RI), Suzan Amoruso (WCSC), Jennifer Krueger (Johnnycake Center for Hope), Ray McGinnis (Tri-County Community Action Agency)

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Food Insecurity: Sylvia Blanda (Peacedale Dinner Table), Nancy Champagne (North Kingstown Food Pantry), Becky Johnson & Susan Dvorak (The Market at St. Peter's by the Sea), Robin Shields (WCSC). Not able to attend - Lynn Serra (Galilee MIssion), Jonathan Riley (RICAN)

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