Giving Back

The Franklin Woman's Club is committed to providing community service through volunteer work and/or organizing donation opportunities with local, national or international impact.  See below for a description of projects and ways you can get involved.

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Franklin Woman's Club Donations to Shot@Life Hit Over $1000!

Posted by on December 8, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Franklin Woman's Club has been involved in the Shot@Life initiative since 2013 and as of November 2018, have raised $1,065.78If you would like to make a donation, please send a check made payable to Franklin Woman's Club PO Box 5793, Somerset, NJ 08875 noting "Shot@Life" in the subject line of your check.

This year, 1.7 million children will die from diseases that have a...

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Franklin Woman's Club Begins New Special State Project to Help Neglected & Abused Children through Partnership with CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates

Posted by on October 10, 2018 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Every year, almost 700,000 children suffer abuse or neglect in the US (according to the National Children’s Alliance) and the NJ State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC) wants to help them through a two - year partnership (2018-2020) with CASA of NJ (Court Appointed Special Advocates).

“If you were a child who experienced abuse or neglect, you would be facing a life likely defined by physical, psychological or em...

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Personally Yours Lingerie Donates Again to Free the Girls

Posted by on October 3, 2018 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Personally Yours Lingerie (315 Main St., Bedminster, NJ) has partnered with the Franklin Woman's Club by donating bras for the FREE THE GIRLS initiative.  In this 3rd donation made in September 2018, the club was able to ship 275 bras that will be used by women in developing countries to build their own businesses selling second-hand clothing while going to school, thereby allowing them to financially maintain their homes and care for their families.The

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Franklin Woman's Club Sponsors Hand Drum Program at the Quail Brook Senior Center

Posted by on August 13, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

“Imagine a group of people, picking up a drum or some percussion, and the next thing you know, everyone is jamming! The air is filled with motivating sound and movement. You are floating and really feeling the beat! The sound is healing! You are part of the drumming and rhythm.” This was the image that Dave Miller created in an interactive drumming circle program he recently presented with Dana McCurdy at the Quail Brook Senior Center (625 New Brunswick Rd., Somerset NJ). Dave and...

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FWC's 2018 Annual Day of Public Knitting - A Great Success

Posted by on July 13, 2018 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Never underestimate the power of an idea and a group of women. Back in 2005, one woman created the World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKPD) as a way to encourage knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Over time, it evolved into the largest knitter and volunteer–run event in the world with an opportunity for people to knit for a cause. Growing from a mere 25 events in 2005, hundreds of World Wide Knit in Public Day events are now celebrated in over 31 countries i...

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Franklin Woman's Club Partners with Local Businesses to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Posted by on May 16, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (1)

The Franklin Woman’s Club (FWC) is committed to improving the local and international community through volunteerism. Knowing of the horrors of human trafficking around the world, the club wanted to find a way to make a difference. After learning about the Free the Girls initiative, the club realized they could expand the impact ...

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Somerville Senior Housing Knitting Club Partners with FWC

Posted by on May 12, 2018 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

      Somerville Senior Housing Knitting Club (SSHKC) has been collaborating with the Franklin Woman's Club (FWC) since 2017 to help support various charitable organizations.  After receiving an invitation to knit purple baby hats for the Click for Babies Campaign, (a Prevent Child Abuse NJ initiative), building direc...

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Donation to Embrace Kids Foundation to honor the Memory of 2017 Co-President, Kim Thorne

Posted by on January 2, 2018 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Franklin Woman's Club members donated $200 to honor the memory of Kim Thorne, who was a dear friend to club members and FWC Co - President.  The mission of the Embrace Kids Foundation is "to ligthen the burden, maintain normalcy and improve the quality of life for families whose children are facing cancer, sickle cell and other serious health challenges.  Embrace Kids addresses the spiritual, emotional and financial needs of patient families in the New Je...

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Franklin Woman's Club Spreads Holiday Cheer

Posted by on December 16, 2017 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Santa’s elves are not the only ones who spread holiday cheer. Franklin Woman’s Club members have been hard at work volunteering, raising funds and/or generously donating to achieve their annual charitable giving goals with the hope of making the holidays brighter for many. During this year’s Season of Giving, the club has donated funds or needed items to the following non – profit organizations:In addition to the initiatives listed in previous posts:&...
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Franklin Woman's Club Helps Fight Human Sex Trafficking

Posted by on December 3, 2017 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever wondered how you could help victims of human sex trafficking?  Here is what the Franklin Woman's Club is doing.  The club's International Outreach Chairman, Valerie Buckner, learned about the Free the Girls Program and shared the information with fellow club members. Free the Girls is an international 501(c)(3) non-profit organization de...

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Holiday Candy Favors 2017

Posted by on November 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Franklin Woman's Club members continued the tradition of donating and packaging festive bags of candy to brighten the holidays of residents at local facilities providing care for the elderly.  On Friday, November 24, Marilyn Andrews,(Home Life/Social Services Chairman) delivered a total of 100 candy bags split between Willow Creek Rehabilitation and Care Center and Spring Hill Assisted Living, both in Somerset.  

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Franklin Woman's Club Helps Sponsor Training of Seeing Eye Dog

Posted by on November 15, 2017 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (4)

In 2017, the Franklin Woman's Club made a donation to The Pennies for Puppies Program  (The Seeing Eye, Morristown, NJ) which will allow Xelda to become a Seeing Eye Dog.