Home Life Program
The Home Life Community Service Program informs our members about issues affecting the well-being of individuals, families, and local communities at monthly meetings and in the newsletter. Members focus their efforts on meeting many of these needs through volunteer service and donations during the year, at the holidays, or after an emergency.
This tradition of serving the needs of the community began when club members helped open Frederick’s first playground three days each week. Our club members were the driving force in the establishment of a barrier-free Frederick community with accessible sidewalk ramps, special parking areas, and doorways to accommodate wheelchairs.
Club members also played a key role in the establishment of Heartly House, Frederick County’s sole provider of services to the victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
Today our members enhance the well-being of citizens young and old throughout the community, families dealing with economic hardships and natural disasters, and four-legged friends waiting for a home.
Montevue Assisted Living
Club members focus their efforts in assisting seniors living at the Frederick County Montevue Assisted Living facility. We help residents play bingo and it is hard to say who has more fun-the residents or the volunteers!
Twice a year, members donate McDonald’s gift cards to the residents, many of whom are on assistance and can’t afford even small treats on tight budgets. Members also donate snack items. Most of all, we donate our time and our hearts to the residents to enhance their life satisfaction, and ours.
Many members don Santa hats during the December holiday season and do bell ringing for the local Salvation Army. We also fill large Christmas stockings with age appropriate toys, games, and clothing for needy children in the community.
- Support for Blessings in a Backpack, to make sure school age children get meals at home on weekends and school holidays.
- Emergency supplies for SHIP, serving homeless children in the Frederick County schools
- Support for Faith House and the homeless women and children it serves
- Rain for Pain program for the Arthritis Association. Members donate a quarter every day it rains in March.
- Contributions to the GFWC Spring Storm Fund to provide disaster relief
- Donations of pet toys and mats to the Humane Society
- Food and packaging help for Meals on Wheels