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NMB Mayor declares GFWC Advocates for Children Week

Source: NMB Women's Club Facebook page Source: NMB Women's Club Facebook page

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – City of North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley issued a proclamation naming October 18 through October 24 as General Federation Women’s Clubs Advocates for Children Week during a city council meeting on Monday.

According to a news release from the City of Myrtle Beach, the mayor’s declaration identified how GFWC members have played an important part advocating for children’s health and well-being since the early 1900s.

Jane Addams and Julia Lathrop were some of the prominent club members who laid the foundation for improving child labor and juvenile court laws.

The GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club helps support Tools for Schools, the Children’s Recovery Center, the USO United through Reading program, the Autism Foundation and other organizations that advocate for children through fundraising and volunteering efforts.

The club was founded in 1974 and pledged its support to help make a new library for North Myrtle Beach, a community center for the city, and a North Myrtle Beach Rescue Squad possible. The club has grown over the years and now has 75 members.

For more information about the GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, visit their website at http://www.northmyrtlebeachwomansclub.com/ or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nmbwomansclub/info/?tab=page_info or contact them at (843)-249-9236.

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