OCTOBER 24-30 IS GFWC ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN WEEK IN NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
During the October 18 North Myrtle Beach City Council meeting, Mayor Marilyn Hatley issued a Proclamation in support of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Advocates for Children Week, October 24-30. The North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club is affiliated with the GFWC.
Since the early 1900s, GFWC members have played an intricate role in advocating for the health and well-being of children with prominent clubwomen such as Jane Addams and Julia Lathrop paving the way for the implementation of improved child labor and juvenile court laws.
GFWC members also educate, advocate and engage in projects concerning the well-being of children via health, social, and safety programs by working to ensure protection from harmful situations and by encouraging healthy physical and emotional lifestyles.
The North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club advocates for children by supporting Tools for Schools, the Children’s Recovery Center, the Autism Foundation, the USO United Through Reading Program, and more.
Each year during the fourth week of October, GFWC and its affiliated clubs in Horry County stand with parents, grandparents, educators, community leaders, and others in emphasizing the important role that children play in our lives by raising awareness about issues that impact children directly.