The New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) has 20,000 volunteer members in New Jersey who share common goals and interests and have made an active and visible commitment to various projects and programs to improve our communities, our state and our world. Organized in 1894, NJSFWC is the largest and oldest non-denominational, non-partisan volunteer service in New Jersey.
Each year member clubs of the NJSFWC participate in the Special State Project. This year’s special state project is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Through education, support, advocacy and public awareness programs NAMI NJ fosters understanding about mental illness, confronts stigma often associated with mental disorders, advocates for public policies that benefit those affected by mental illness, and promotes research into the causes, treatment and recovery of mental health disorders.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. With nearly 90,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state, the District of Columbia, and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members work in their own communities to support the arts, preserve natural resources, advance education, promote healthy lifestyles, encourage civic involvement, and work toward world peace and understanding.
This year’s signature project is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention. Prevent Child Abuse America is the leading national, not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is “to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children.” Prevention is defined as the abuse or neglect never occurring. The Prevent Child Abuse America national office is located in Chicago, Illinois, and its network includes 47 statewide prevention chapters.