About Our Committees

GFWC Dominion Woman’s Club has many outreaches that allow our members to utilize their time, talent, and treasure to make our communities vibrant and thriving places to live.

As part of our outreach, we have various Committees in different areas of interest that help us serve our local community.

Committee to support the Haymarket Food Pantry.

Some of the DWC ladies gathered to help support the Haymarket Food Pantry. We had a great time playing bingo and winning prizes at “Souper Bowl BINGO.”

GFWC’s Signature Project

Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a national leader in the fight to end domestic violence by raising awareness about this social issue. By supporting existing activities, working with various established programs, and initiating educational opportunities for club members and local citizens, the goal of the GFWC Signature Project is to increase awareness and prevention of the widespread occurrence of domestic abuse in communities across the nation.

Pinwheels for Prevention®

Prevent Child Abuse America is implementing Pinwheels for Prevention®, a national campaign introducing the pinwheel as the symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention in the United States. With more than 3.5 million pinwheels distributed since April 2008, we invite GFWC members to help continue this growth.

Each year GFWC Dominion Woman’s Club plants pinwheels locally to raise awareness of Prevent Child Abuse.

For more information, download GFWC’s PDF about the Domestic Violence and Prevention Signature Project Committee.

The Arts Committee promotes appreciation of and participation in various art forms, assisting Fauquier Family Theatre during their yearly productions, supporting Hylton Performing Arts Center by attending special events and encouraging members to explore their own talents by submitting artistic and literary endeavors to the GFWC Northern District Marketplace*.

The committee plans to expand by offering opportunities to attend concerts, art shows, and theater performances.

*ARTS AND CRAFTS CLUB (This is a club that meets only to create arts for special events, and does not meet on a regular basis).

For more information on the Arts Committee or any of DWCs committees, please use our online contact form to reach out to us.

Committees - Artwork

At our February monthly meeting, DWC ladies participated in a club art contest. The winner in each category will go on to the Art Contest at Northern District on March 25 at Stonewall Golf Club.

The Conservation Committee focuses its attention on participation in and support of beautification programs in order to educate our members about the importance of keeping our community viable and attractive. As well, we emphasize the necessity of preserving natural resources and recycling.

Our club currently supports the Bull Run Mountain Conservancy and has installed a vegetable garden at SERVE in Manassas.

In the past, the committee has collected shoes for “Soles For Souls” and has encouraged the recycling of batteries and computers.

For more information on the Conservation Committee or any of DWCs committees, please reach out to us through our online contact form.

The DWC Education Committee works to promote a commitment to lifelong learning and literacy awareness by encouraging members and supporting others to foster and support educational programs in the community. The club supports the :

  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership program (HOBY);
  • PACE West PROWL Pantry;
  • PACE West Village; and,
  • Friends of the Library.

Club members read weekly with second grade students at Gravely Elementary and participate in “National Young Reader’s Day” and “Read Across America”. We award scholarship each year to young women from Battlefield High School. Members of this committee also created the first DWC Cookbook.

Prowl Pantry Donation List

The PROWL Pantry at PACE West can always use items for their behavior incentive program.  Below is a list of donation items. (NOTE: Five Below carries many of these items.)

  • ear buds
  • headphones
  • footballs
  • basketballs
  • soccer balls
  • speakers
  • Lego sets
  • batteries
  • watches
  • name-brand sports socks – men’s sizes
  • gift cards
  • movie tickets

For more information on the Education Committee or any of DWCs committees, please reach out to us through our online contact form.

The Home Life Committee endeavors to educate our members about the financial needs of the community, offers assistance to the needy, and promotes women’s health and personal safety awareness.

Projects supported by this committee include:

  • a monthly bunco for residents at Gainesville Rehabilitation Center;
  • “Comfort Cases”, a project to support children going into foster care;
  • Haymarket Regional Food Pantry;
  • CASA;
  • ”Pinwheels for Prevention” Remembrance Garden; and,
  • Carried To Full Term, a nonprofit organization created to provide long-term residential support to mothers in crisis as a result of pregnancy. Mothers admitted to our program will be able to plan and prepare for their newborn for up to 24 months in a very structured setting.

Haymarket Food Pantry Donations List

  • cereal
  • oatmeal
  • soup
  • pancake mix
  • pancake syrup
  • canned tuna
  • salmon
  • chicken
  • dried beans
  • pasta
  • spaghetti
  • spaghetti sauce
  • tomatoes
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit
  • stuffing
  • rice
  • potatoes
  • gravy
  • spaghetti O’s
  • ramen noodles
  • baby food/formula
  • diapers
  • shampoo/soap
  • toothpaste
  • toilet paper

For more information on the Home Life Committee or any of DWCs committees, please reach out to us through our online contact form.

The Public Issues Committee focuses on creating awareness of the importance of active citizenship, veteran’s affairs, and historic preservation. DWC currently supports “Serve Our Willing Warriors” and has supported the ”Hallowed Ground” project in the past.

For more information on the Home Life Committee or any of DWCs committees, please reach out to us through our online contact form.

The Fundraising Committee manages and coordinates the efforts to raise funds and sponsorships for all club outreaches to the community.

Solicitation of donations for silent auction and raffle prizes as well as income from affinity programs are the purview of this committee.

For more information on the Fundraising Committee or any of DWCs committees, please reach out to us through our online contact form.

This committee seeks to create a bond with the community through establishing ties with local businesses and making them aware of our willingness to support community activities and development.

DWC members attend and support HGBA functions and work co-operatively with them on local projects and outreaches.

For more information about the Public Relations Committee, please reach out to us through our online contact form.

Legal

GFWC DWC is a 501 (c) (3) organization and your contribution may be claimed as a charitable deduction for tax purposes. Please consult your tax consultant to determine the appropriate amount to deduct.