Every year, almost 700,000 children suffer abuse or neglect in the US (according to the National Children’s Alliance) and local women’s clubs affiliated with the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), want to help them through a partnership with CASA of NJ (Court Appointed Special Advocates) (https://www.casaofnj.org). In this two-year special statewide project (2018-2020) created by the NJSFWC, local clubs such as the Franklin Woman’s Club, are organizing opportunities to help stem the devastating physical, psychological and emotional consequences faced by abused and neglected children.
If you want to make a difference in the life of a child, please consider helping in one or both of the ways listed below:
- School and/or Activity Supplies; Call (732) 844-9002 with questions regarding item contributions and to arrange for donation pick up.
- Make a monetary donation used to buy gift cards for children’s birthdays and holidays. Checks payable to: Franklin Woman’s Club, indicate “CASA” in the subject line of your check.
Mail checks to: Franklin Woman's Club, PO Box 5793, Somerset, NJ 08875.
According to www.childhelp.org, a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds. This is your chance to make a positive impact on the lives of those innocent victims.
The Franklin Woman’s Club, a non-profit organization committed to improving the community through volunteerism, is a proud member of the NJ State Federation of Woman’s Clubs, the largest volunteer women’s organization in the state, and a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), the largest international woman’s organization. With more than 80,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and over a dozen countries, GFWC members work locally to support the arts, preserve resources, advance education, promote health, encourage volunteerism and work toward world peace and understanding.
If you would like to get involved in this and other community initiatives and social/educational opportunities, consider attending Franklin Woman’s Club meetings, held at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month (7pm) between September and May with special meetings held at alternate locations. To learn more about the club and/or becoming a member, visit www.franklinwomansclub.com or email inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. To make monetary donations to support the club’s general philanthropic fund, send a check made payable to the Franklin Woman’s Club, indicating General Charities in the subject line of your check. Mail to: Franklin Woman's Club, PO Box 5793, Somerset, NJ 08875.
To follow the club’s activities on Facebook, visit: http://www.facebook.com/franklinwomansclub.