About Us

About Us:

The Northern District of GFWC VA was organized in 1924. Currently we have 21 General Clubs, 1 Junior Clubs and 2 Juniorette Clubs with a combined membership of over 700 ladies. Click here to find a club near you.

The Northern District serves as a communication link; disseminating information and promoting Federation policies and projects between the GFWC, the GFWC VA, and our District clubs. The local ties with our State and International organizations keep us strongly aware of the opportunities for community service, provide leadership opportunities for our members, and promote a sense of fellowship that leads to life-long friendships.

GFWC Virginia - Under the sponsorship of the Lynchburg Woman's Club led by Alice Kyle, the leaders of ten women's organizations created the Virginia Federation of Wornen's Clubs (VFWC) in 1907. Our name was changed to GFWC Virginia in 2002. GFWC VA is divided into 8 districts, and has a total of 173 clubs with a combined membership of over 4,800.

GFWC - The General Federation of Women's clubs is the oldest and largest volunteer women's organization in the world with millions of members worldwide in 40 countries. The Federation is much like a pyramid with our local clubs as the foundation, and the apex being the General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC). In 1927 Junior Clubs for Women were introduced into Federation.

The Northern District President Project

The Northern District is proud to support Care for Kids with Comfort Cases. This program offers 'comfort cases' filled with items to support children entering the foster care system.

'Comfort cases' are duffle bags or backpacks filled with items like: pajamas, blankets, shampoo, soap, lotion, a stuffed animal, a book, and other age appropriate items.

Visit: www.ComfortCases.org for more information.

Click here to donate NEW items for Comfort Cases.

Click here to make a financial donation towards this terrific program!

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Northern District clubs do amazing work!

During 2021, Northern District Clubs made a difference in our Community! Combined we have 745 members, who volunteered 28,269 hours & donated $226,533!

Domestic violence & Sexual awareness & prevention programs - 273 volunteer hours, $1,450 donated & 4,012 in-kind donations

Advocates for children programs - 199 volunteer hours, $1,175 donated & 544 in-kind donations

Arts & Culture activities - 1,440 volunteer hours, $4,994 donated & $2,940 in-kind donations

Civic Engagement & Outreach programs - 8,035 volunteer hours, $41,757 donate & $61,282 in-kind donations

Education & Libraries programs - 4,312 volunteer hours, $57,426 donated & $9,941 in-kind donations

Environment projects - 10,180 volunteer hours, $7,876 donated and $1,565 in-kind donations

Health & Wellness programs - 3,830 volunteer hours, $20,325 donated and $11,236 in-kind donations

Communications & Public Relations - 2,900 volunteer hours

Leadership - 9,038 volunteer hours

Membership - 3,314 volunteer hours

Fundraising & Development - 9,381 volunteer hours

Woman's History & Resource Center - 295 volunteer hours