Caring for America
Clubs in the Illinois Federation of Republican Women serve their communities in a variety of ways that are not necessarily political. Those projects fall under the heading of “Caring for America,” and thousands of volunteer hours every year are dedicated to these projects.
The Caring for America program encourages local clubs to actively participate in at least one community service program.
Caring for America is based on the belief that problems can be solved most effectively locally through the generosity and combined energies of individual citizens showing to others that "we care about our communities."
Below are ideas for local club "Caring for America" Projects:
Donating items and/or your time at your local food bank or soup kitchen
Supporting your local CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program
Helping underprivileged children with food, homework, and children leaving foster care at age 18
Volunteering at women’s shelters and homeless shelters
Making fleece tied-blankets for newborns, children and the elderly in nursing homes
Creating a thank you program for firefighters, police officers and other first responders