Who We Are
Serving our community since 1936. GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the community through volunteer service.
GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club (GFWC HAWC) is part of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) & GFWC Pennsylvania – one of the world’s largest and oldest women’s volunteer service organizations. All our members are united by a dedication to community improvement through volunteer service.
The mission of the GFWC HAWC is to develop the educational, civic, and social interests of its members, to advance the welfare of the community, and to promote the progress and work of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
What We Have Achieved
Our club members were the force behind the following projects:
The Blair Foundation for Historic Hollidaysburg
The Recreation Commission
Building of the Hollidaysburg YMCA
Kid Alert Program for Children
Planting trees along Logan Boulevard
Planting trees along Allegheny Street in Hollidaysburg
Construction of Kids Kingdom Play Park
Tot Park at Canal Basin Park
Mural Project at the Children’s Museum in Altoona
Kids Kingdom Play Park & Canal Basin Renovation Project Phase I and Phase II
Awards Received From Conventions
THROUGH THE YEARS, OUR CLUB HAS RECEIVED AWARDS FROM GFWC PENNSYLVANIA FOR OUR COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS AND SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS.
GFWC International Awards
2015 WEBSITE CONTEST – Club Creativity Award www.GFWCHollidaysburgWomensClub.com
GFWC PA State Awards
1985-86 KID ALERT Program for Children
2010-2011 TOT PARK at Canal Basin
2010 DISCOVERY GARDEN – Best Ongoing Community Project
2012-2013 KIDS’ KINGDOM PLAY PARK and CANAL BASIN PARK RENOVATION PROJECT
2015 WEBSITE CONTEST: www.GFWCHollidaysuburgWomensClub.com
2017 WEBSITE CONTEST: www.GFWCHollidaysuburgWomensClub.com
2019 GFWC PA State Awards
#2 Overall for the state – Maryann Muir with 3,510,723 steps
Clubwomen who received certificates : Geny Barthelmes, Kristi Biltz, Analu MacVean, Chris White, Jo Shaffer, Cyndi Hershey, Barb Weakland and Leslie Smith
Pennies for Arts Certificate – raised over $60 dollars
GFWC COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM – EDUCATION
Food Drive focuses on the food donated to college food pantries and high school volunteers.
GFWC COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM – CONSERVATION
Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
GFWC ADVANCEMENT AREA – MEMBERSHIP
Unique membership recruitment, teas, socials, etc.
GFWC ADVANCEMENT AREA – COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS –
Unique way we promote the Food Drive, News, brochures, banners, and let the public know what we are doing and for whom… This award also is Club Creativity Award.
GFWC COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM – INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH – for our support of the Uganda Water Project/Humankind Water Grant and donation to repair of a borehole in Uganda and supply clean water to hundreds of people.
It’s a volunteer thing!®