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Kettering Foundation

Are you concerned about the decline in your club’s membership? Is it a struggle to find volunteers? Have you ever wondered, “Where are the young people?” Holding a Let’s Talk conversation will help your club explore these questions. Invite club members, family, friends, or members of other organizations. The ideal size is about 12-18 participants. A Bridging and Bonding conversation can help your club strengthen ties with other organizations and increase your visibility and membership. Your club will be recognized at the GFWC International Convention and contribute to a GFWC national report on the issue.
Materials are free and support is available. Contact Debi Witte of the Kettering Foundation at 937-439-9822 or dwitte@kettering.org.
This project is a collaboration between GFWC and the Kettering Foundation.

Sew Much Comfort

Sew Much Comfort provides adaptive clothing to support the unique needs of our wounded service personnel members, including all branches of the military and national guard. Unfortunately, standard clothing does not properly fit with fixators, prosthetics, and casts. For many, a hospital gown is the only option. SMC adapts store-bought or sewn clothing using our custom-designed patterns. The clothing is designed to appear as normal civilian clothing, and is constructed for ease of dressing, fostering self-care. Most of all, it is a symbol of gratitude for their sacrifice. Sew Much Comfort is the only organization providing adaptive clothing at no cost to our wounded service members.

United Service Organizations (USO)

Millions of times each year at hundreds of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.  A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO.
USO Resources
Veterans Day – 11 Ways to Give Back

Lois Fitzhugh,
Public Issues Chairman