The Signature Project unites our members as we work to end domestic violence and child abuse in Frederick County. We work hard in support Heartly House and the Frederick County Child Advocacy Center. These two organizations provide compassionate and lifesaving services to Frederick County residents who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.
We believe the arts are linked to the quality of life in Frederick. Our Arts Community Service Program sponsors programs to grow youth art and to allow our member to be involved in a wide variety of the art scene.
FWCC holds an annual Youth Art Competition where local students can compete for monetary awards and have their work exhibited at the Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery at Frederick Community College.
Our Conservation Community Service Program encourages awareness of our natural resources and caring for the world around us. It offers information and ideas to promote environmental appreciation and protection. We work to preserve, maintain, and restore our natural resources; protect habitats for plants and animals; and develop sustainable habits.
Education has been a cornerstone of our beliefs and programs. Our early members helped establish a public library in Frederick and purchased carpeting and furniture for the children’s room.
Today, we proudly continue our dedication to improve literacy, education awareness, and academic achievement.
This tradition of serving the needs of the community began many years ago when club members helped open Frederick’s first playground three days each week. Our members support the residents of Montevue and Faith House. We pack Meals on Wheels Emergency Boxes and help to fill many Salvation Army Christmas Stockings.
Public Issues looks at ways we can advocate for those who serve our country and our community. To honor men and women fighting for our freedom, we make sure we remember their families and our veterans. We work with local nonprofits such as Children of Incarcerated Parents and the Police Activities League.
As part of the international General Federated Women’s Club, we must also reach beyond our own community to help make a global impact.
With guidance from GFWC, The International Outreach Community Service Program makes members aware of international needs and programs so we can pool our resources and time to reach those in the greatest need.
Each year the club features international speakers who help raise cultural awareness.