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. Our well-established partnership aims to expand access to lifesaving vaccines for children around the world, and you can read more about our collaboration here.
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 at Life, P.O. Box 96399, Washington, DC 20090 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!
While fundraising remains one of the cornerstones of our partnership, GFWC and Shot@Life can collectively unlock millions of dollars for global child immunization programs through advocacy with our members of Congress.
From April 1 through April 30, 2020 Shot@Life supporters and champions took actions from home in support of global childhood immunization programs. Check out their successes by visiting shotatlife.org/advocate2vaccinate.
If you have not done so already, text VACCINES to 738674 to receive periodic advocacy updates and actions straight to your phone.