About

Who We Are
We are women aged 21-50 years with diverse backgrounds and interests. Our focus is on community improvement and personal development. 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 conduct monthly meetings to plan volunteer opportunities in order to assist various local agencies and seek out ways to improve our community.

We fundraise every year and donate the money to charitable organizations in our community. In 2020 we raised $14,000 to aid local agencies.

Throughout the year, we participate in a variety of service projects and partnerships:

  • The Butler Garden Club’s Gateway Gardens Project
  • The ARC of Butler County
  • Fill a Glass with Hope
  • PA Volunteers
  • Used eyeglass collection for vision impairment awareness
  • The Salvation Army Kettle Drive

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.  We aim to maintain an organized center for the intellectual & social development.  We strive to network and develop relationships with other local nonprofits. 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.