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Our greatest personal fulfillment comes when we contribute to improving the welfare of others.

Gail Lynne Goodwin

Our Mission

The General Federation of Women's clubs is an international women's organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.

The mission of the GFWC Woman's Club of the Denville-Rockaway Area is to support both organizations and individuals in need by contributing either time, monetary or in-kind donations.

Founded 1932, Federated 1947

The Woman’s Club of Denville was organized March 3, 1932 to fill a need for an impartial, non-political group to dispense relief to the unemployed and needy in Denville. The club became a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of the GFWC in 1947. In 2010, the Club changed its name to the GFWC Woman’s Club of Denville-Rockaway Area to better reflect the scope of its membership and service. GFWC Woman’s Club of the Denville-Rockaway Area is a registered non-profit organization working to support our community.

  • The club supports NJSFWC state projects and organizations such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of NJ, Prevent Child Abuse NJ, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NJ, Domestic Violence & Awareness, and Operation Cookie/Candy.

  • Our club strongly supports education.  We award scholarships to seniors from both Denville and Rockaway high schools as well as students in the LPN program at Morris County School of Technology in Denville.  We also sponsor  juniors to attend the Girls Career Institute (GCI) program at Douglass Residential College.

  • The Club supports local social services in Denville and Rockaway with local donations such as back to school supplies in the fall, Wish Tree gifts in December, Easter baskets in the spring, and food to local food banks.

Donation for Services:

  • Denville Library

  • Rockaway Borough Library

  • Rockaway Township Library

Charitable organizations such as:

  • 911 Dog & Cat Rescue Morristown

  • Camp Marcella (NJ Camp for Blind Children)

  • CASA of Morris & Sussex Counties - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children

  • Celebrate the Children(school for ages 3-21 with Autism)

  • Center for Family Services

  • GFWC Survivors Scholarship

  • Family Promise of Morris County

  • Homeless Solutions

  • JBWS-Jersey Battered Women's Service

  • JBMF-Joey Bella Memorial Fund

  • Market Street Mission

  • Morris Habitat for Humanity

  • New Jersy AIDS  Services (NJAS)

  • Operation Chillout

  • Operation Smile

  • Roots & Wings

  • SHOW (Shelter Helpers on Wheels)

  • St. Peter's Orphanage

  • The Seeing Eye

Social Services & Food Pantries:

  • Denville Food Pantry (through Social Services) (Shop Rite GC's)

  • Denville Social Services

  • Rockaway Food Closet at First Presbyterian Church(Shop Riite GC's)

  • Rockaway Holiday Wishes (Social Services)

  • Interfaith Food Pantry

Our Mission
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