Woman's Club of Steubenville • Established in 1899
The Woman's Club of Steubenville is involved in various projects to benefit our community and raise awareness. Our community service is designed to inform members of issues that affect the well-being of individuals, families, and the community at large by providing opportunities and resources to meet and address the volunteer needs creating a better quality of life for our citizens.
Our members have a rich history of solving problems related to home and communities with a "hands-on" approach. In the spirit of this tradition, the GFWC Home Life Community Service Program continues to provide resources to identify and address needs, particularly those related to wellness of women, children, the disabled, and the elderly; hunger, housing, and homelessness, personal finances, and identity theft. Its all about creating change.
Volunteer activities include:
- Work with local food banks and homeless shelters to provide needed donations, stock shelves, and other volunteer services.
- Partner with local nursing homes and mental health facilities to enhance the quality of life for the elderly and/or disabled.
- Partner with local hospitals to present stroke outreach programs.
- Host stroke survivors and health professionals at club meetings to talk about signs and symptoms of stroke and the need to seek immediate treatment.
- Implement an exercise group and intiate a weight loss challenge within the club.
- Participate in annual Accessable America competition to recognize and commemorate the efforts of those who have disabilities.
Charities we support:
- A.L.I.V.E. Shelter - GFWC Signature Project for Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention
- American Heart Association
- American Red Cross
- The Arts Community Service Program
- Catholic Charities
- City Rescue Mission in Steubenville
- Historic Fort Steuben
- Historic Society
- North Fourth Street Health Clinic
- Salvation Army Special Olympics
- Trinity Health System's Termana Cancer Center
- United Way of Jefferson County
GFWC Signature Project:
Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention
Program's Principles: The aim of this project is to increase member understanding about and involvement in programs to decrease domestic violence in communities and across the nation.
The WCoS purchased coloring books, crayons, small stuffed bears, yo-yo's and various other toys to give to the children at the A.L.I.V.E. Shelter in Steubenville on 12/6/2010. We understand the trauma of the children that witness and/or is part of domestic violence. It is the wish of the WCoS to bring happiness to the children.
|The GFWC Arts Community Service Program
Program's Principles: This program is designed to enable members to create and contribute to art education and activities in communities. The participation in the arts help raise public conciousness and connects members and clubs with their communities.
Art plays an important part in the lives of GFWC members, as art helps to instill confidence, provide various opportunities, and broaden member's horizons. Members are catalysts in their communities for encouraging and actively promoting all forms of art. Another key focus is the education and promotion of organizations that center on and celebrate the artistic achievements of women. We encourage members to sponsor and recognize the achievements of female artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art of these individuals to educate the public.
Additionally, we promote programs and organizations that create avenues and opportunities in music, dance, drama, and the visual arts for the individuals with physical and mental disabilities to participate in the mainstream society.
We also encourage our members to express themselves artistically by submitting a short story, poem, or photography to the GFWC contest of 2010-2012.