GFWC-MFWC Accomplishments & Activities

The GFWC-MFWC, through its membership, has a long list of accomplishments and activities. Following is an abbreviated list.

  • Built and continues to maintain the State Headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • In 1898, established a traveling library that was predecessor of the bookmobile.
  • Helped organize and support the Mississippi Library Commission.
  • Responsible for 75% of the state's libraries. Instrumental in the establishment of the Colony of the Feebleminded.
  • Supported the Child Labor Law
  • Sold war bonds to purchased WWII bombers.
  • Supported war efforts during both World Wars and the Korean Conflict.
  • Instrumental in the establishment of Mississippi Forestry Commission.
  • Endorsement of designation of State Forests.
  • Helped organize and establish Mississippi Education Television (now MPB).
  • Supported the establishment of Youth Detention Home.
  • Built one school in Honduras through CARE and equipped a school in Bali.
  • Planted two entrances into Mississippi through the Avenue of Magnolias.
  • Built 4 cabins, a bathhouse, a pavilion, a pier, a nature walk and a butterfly garden at the MS State Hospital at Whitfield, MS.
  • Built a playground for the Mississippi School for the Deaf.
  • Contributed money to Shadow Oaks Campground at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield, MS.
  • Has awarded the Hebron Memorial Scholarship for graduate or undergraduate work since 1909.
  • Adopted Golden Age Friends and other services to the aged.
  • Gave one half of the cost to erect a gazebo on the east side of the Governor's Mansion.
  • Built playground for the MS School for the Deaf and sponsored a scholarship for deaf students to attend NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, AL.
  • Makes monetary and other contributions to the Mississippi School the Deaf, Mississippi School of the Blind and Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield on an annual basis.
  • Placed a book on Lupus and a History of the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs in all public libraries in the state.
  • Purchased office equipment for the Lupus Foundation in Jackson, MS.
  • Donated and raised funds to establish a breast cancer screening program with the MS Department of Health for younger, underserved women.
  • Provides a large percentage of the scholarships to HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth) Leadership seminars.
  • Sponsors Youth Art contest for students in grades 1-12.
  • Gives scholarships yearly to women for undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Provided funding and volunteer labor to Habitat for Humanity for four homes built by women for women in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Raised over $80,000 in cash, food cards, gas cards and toys for the first ever Pediatric Cardiology Family Emergency Needs Fund at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.
  • GFWC-MFWC Clubwomen volunteered 10,264 hours along with $131,035 donation for the President’s Special Project - Feeding Fellow Mississippians as of 12/31/2011.
  • GFWC-MFWC Clubwomen volunteered on 450 projects for 24,000 hours and donated $81,000 for the 2012-2014 President’s Special Project - Honoring Past Gifts While Celebrating The Present…Freedom To Volunteer!
  • GFWC-MFWC Clubwomen volnteered on 379 projects for 24,000 hours and donated $186,636 to the 2014-2016 President's Special Project - Bringing Hope - Changing Lives as of 12/31/2015.
  • Supports a wide variety of international, national and local charities.

 

For more accomplishments of the GFWC-MFWC, please read the “A History Of The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Club 1898-1998, Commemorating The Centennial of the Mississippi Federation by Tommye Hogue Rosenbaum.  Published by GFWC Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc. In 1998.