General Federation of Women’s Clubs & Shot@Life


For many years, Shot@Life has been proud to partner with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an international women’s organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. GFWC supports our efforts through advocacy, recruiting new activists, fundraising, and raising awareness around global vaccination programs.

Advocate to Vaccinate (spring) & Mobilize to Immunize (fall)

Every fall and spring, we advocate for strong U.S. support for global childhood immunization programs in the U.S. budget and raise awareness around World Immunization Week, World Polio Day, and World Pneumonia Day. Advocate to Vaccinate will take place March 20 – April 30, 2023. 

Get Involved   

Take Action Now

Here are three easy ways to get involved today:

  1. Sign our petition: Visit to send a quick letter to your members of Congress urging them to fully fund global childhood immunization programs in this fiscal year. It only takes two minutes to customize and send it!
  2. Participate in our annual advocacy activities:  We will provide all the training and tools you need to take action for children around the world through letter writing, calls to congressional offices, and in-district meetings with your members of Congress. 
  3. Host an event: Hosting an event, such as a phone bank to call your legislators or a fundraiser to collect donations, greatly benefits Shot@Life and our UN partners. You can even apply for a GFWC/Shot@Life grant of up to $100 to assist with event costs – just fill out an application here.

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.

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About the GFWC Awards

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 providing as many vaccines and immunization services as possible to children in developing countries. Vaccines for diseases such as polio, measles, pneumonia, and rotavirus—the biggest killers of children under five—are an extremely cost-effective way to make an impact on the life of a child. 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:

  • Bronze: Raise $500 to help provide essential vaccines to 20 children a day
  • Silver: Raise $750 to help provide essential vaccines to 30 children a day 
  • Gold: Raise $1,000 to help provide essential vaccines to 40 children a day 
  • Platinum: $2,500 to help provide essential vaccines to 100 children a day 

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!

Text to Stay Connected

If you have not done so already, text VACCINES to 30644 to receive periodic advocacy updates and actions straight to your phone.

  • By submitting your cell phone number you are agreeing to receive periodic text messages from this organization. Message and data rates may apply. Text HELP for more information. Text STOP to stop receiving messages. Shot@Life will never share your cell phone or other contact information with a third party.