About

Who We Are
The GFWC Junior Women’s Club of Butler is comprised of women ages 21-50 years old with diverse backgrounds and interests. Our common goals are community improvement and personal development in a manner that fits a busy schedule. We also enjoy getting together for a lot of fun. We are members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, the largest non-denominational, non-partisan organization of volunteer women in the world! Membership in GFWC provides women of all backgrounds an opportunity to take an active role in community, state, and world events.

 

What We Do
We volunteer our time and energy to assist various local agencies and seek out ways to improve our community.

Our main fundraiser is the annual Gala “Twilight Magic”, which raises funds for charitable organizations in our community. In 2009 we raised over $22,000 to aid local agencies.

Throughout the year, our members are involved in a variety of service projects. This year, we will be helping the community by volunteering at these activities:

  • Gateway Gardens Project
  • Habitat for Humanity Gift Wrap
  • Project Hope
  • In addition to many others

 

Our History
The GFWC Junior Women’s Club of Butler is a community service organization. Founded in 1929, the goals of the original group continue to be carried on today, as club members aim to maintain an organized center for the intellectual & social development and to assist development among women and to assist in community work. Some or our club’s accomplishments include:

  • Started the concept of the kindergarten program for Butler in the 1950’s
  • Providing student scholarships since 1955
  • Beautifying & renovating Ritts Park on McKean St, for which we received a “Key to the City” from Mayor Richard Schontz
  • Sponsoring programs such as the Teen Parenting Needs Closet, Butler Traveling Library, Child Safety Seat Checks & The Heroin Reality Tour
  • Gateway Gardens Project – help maintain & upkeep the State Gardens Project at the intersection of Route 8 & 422.