The mayor of North Myrtle Beach, Marilyn Hatley, proclaimed October 22-29, 2022, GFWC Advocates for Children Week.
The General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) are dedicated to strengthening communities and enhancing the lives of others.
GFWC ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN WEEK
WHEREAS, the General Federation of Woman's Clubs (GFWC) are dedicated to strengthening communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service; and,
WHEREAS, the GFWC members have played an intricate role in advocating for the health and well-being of children since the early 1900’s with prominent clubwomen such as Jane Addams and Julia Lathrop paving the way for the implementation of improved child labor and juvenile court laws, respectively; and,
WHEREAS, GFWC members actively educate, advocate, and engage in projects concerning the well-being of children via health, social, and safety programs, by working to ensure children are protected from harmful situations and to encourage healthy physical and emotional lifestyles; and,
WHEREAS, GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman's Club honors "unity in diversity" coming together as a group dedicated to community improvement by volunteer service projects and contributions through fundraising activities with a mission toward enhancing the lives of others in the North Myrtle Beach community and surrounding areas, advocating for children, supporting Tools for Schools, the Children's Recovery Center, the Autism Foundation as well as the USO United through Reading Program; and,
WHEREAS, during the fourth week of October, the GFWC and its affiliated local clubs in Horry County stand with parents, grandparents, educators, community leaders, and others, in recognizing the important role children play in our lives by raising awareness about issues that directly impact the lives of children everywhere.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Marilyn Hatley, Mayor of the City of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, do hereby proclaim October 22-29, 2022, as GFWC Advocates for Children Week in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and recognize that by educating ourselves, we will improve the quality of life for all Horry County children.
Dated this 17th day of October 2022.
Mayor Hatley urges citizens and visitors to join in the special observance of the work the General Federation of Woman's Clubs do in our communities and encourages all citizens and visitors to recognize GFWC Advocates for Children Week in North Myrtle Beach.