As an international women’s organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) is an organization the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign has been proud to partner with for many years. GFWC supports our efforts by taking advocacy actions, recruiting new champions, fundraising generously, and promoting our cause online.
Thank you to our Champions who participated in Advocate2Vaccinate throughout April and advocated virtually for strong U.S. support for global childhood immunization programs in the 2022 U.S. budget.
If you would like to step up as an Advocacy Lead in your Congressional district and help set up virtual meetings in 2021 to advocate for childhood immunization programs, please fill out the form on this page: Apply to be an Advocacy Lead.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children have missed out on their routine immunizations, putting decades of global health progress on the line. By supporting Shot@Life, you will help provide children with access to lifesaving vaccines, no matter where they live. There is no better time than now to be a vaccine advocate.
Almost one-third of deaths among children under five are preventable with a vaccine. In addition to being one of the safest, most cost-effective, and proven ways to save lives, immunization programs result in economic savings and strengthen global health security in an increasingly connected world. For all of these reasons, Shot@Life’s Awards Program focuses on giving more of the world’s children access to vaccines that will protect them against deadly diseases like polio. For roughly $1.00, General Federation of Women’s Clubs can help to provide polio vaccines to children in need around the world. Efforts to raise awareness and funds for Shot@Life will be tracked, and our top clubs will be recognized annually at the National Conference. Our special award levels for fundraising (there are also acknowledgments for advocacy actions done by individuals AND clubs) are:
Donations can be sent to Shot@Life, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20006 or submitted online. Make sure to include the name of your club when donating.
Check out the complete list of this year’s award winners on the Shot@Life blog!
If you have not done so already, text VACCINES to 30644 to receive periodic advocacy updates and actions straight to your phone.