Our club is involved with several volunteer and donation opportunities throughout the year. See below for a list of projects and ways you can help.
|Posted by [email protected] on July 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
The Franklin Woman’s Club has embarked on an initiative to help prevent child abuse in NJ as part of a state-wide project spearheaded by the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) under which the local club operates.
Franklin Woman’s Club members are knitting or crocheting purple newborn and preemie caps to support the Period of PURPLE Crying® program described below. These caps will be donated to Prevention of Child Abuse – NJ who will distribute them to babies at participating PURPLE hospitals throughout New Jersey as a visual reminder of the importance to keep babies safe.
The Period of PURPLE Crying® program, developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS), draws attention and educates parents and caregivers about Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma (SBS/AHT). In this form of abuse, when an infant or young child is shaken violently, the head is impacted, leading to severe injuries and even death. A key component of the campaign is to educate people on this normal developmental phase that is temporary.
The acronym PURPLE represents the aspects of an infant’s crying during this time period:
How can you help?
IN THE NEWS: PURPLE HAT CAMPAIGN DAY OF KNITTING
|Posted by [email protected] on April 12, 2017 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
In honor of Earth Day, 2017, the Franklin Woman’s Club donated a Firefall Maple tree to Franklin High School on Thursday, April 12. The tree was planted in the back of the school near the events lobby entrance. In the future, the club plans to add a memorial plaque dedicated to previous club members.
The tree was purchased from the Township’s Shade Tree Commission and Nancy Gale, Franklin Woman’s Club Conservation and Garden Chairperson, coordinated installation details with Jean Lewis, Franklin Township Board of Education (Buildings & Grounds Dept.) along with cooperation from FHS Principal Cheryl Clark’s office. The FWC also wishes to acknowledge John Schunk and the Board of Education Buildings & Grounds Department staff who planted the tree.
This special Franklin Woman’s Club initiative is in keeping with the community service mission of the club and their dedication to environmental conservation activities.
During the Board of Education meeting of March 23, where the FWC was acknowledged for donating the tree, Nancy Gale noted that “planting trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income. In honor of this year’s Earth Day, the FWC decided to plant a Firefall Maple tree at FHS, as studies have shown that schools with tree cover have reduced asthma and lung disease rates and help students with ADHD concentrate for longer periods. We hope this tree will be the first of many.”
|Posted by [email protected] on January 1, 2016 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Three beautiful and large food baskets were delivered to the Dept. of Community Resources before Thanksgiving. Thank you to everyone who donated for them.
|Posted by [email protected] on February 2, 2015 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by [email protected] on November 17, 2014 at 5:20 PM||comments (0)|
Clubs members donated food for Thanksgiving baskets. Three families were selected to receive these baskets. Each basket was filled with can and boxed food items in addition to a Shop-rite gift card.
|Posted by [email protected] on November 17, 2014 at 5:05 PM||comments (0)|
Halloween Candy Favors have been assembled and delivered to 100 recipients at the Franklin Care Center.
|Posted by [email protected] on November 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
During our October meeting, club members wrote notes to active service members, or those in Veterans' Homes. It was a great way to show our military service individuals that we appreciate what they have done and what they are still doing to protect and serve our country.
|Posted by [email protected] on November 17, 2014 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
GARDENS BLOSSOM AS VOLUNTEERS "MAKE A DIFFERENCE"
On October 25, The Franklin Woman's Club used its grant from the Home News Tribune to enhance the gardens at Ronald McDonald House in New Brunswick.
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