General Federation of Women's Clubs

Some angels have wings, others have tails.

Imagine not being able to open a door. Answer the phone. Hear a fire alarm. Or even pick up a pencil. These are the kinds of challenges many people with disabilities face daily.

Put a Canine Companions assistance dog in the picture, and everything changes. Thanks to the physical tasks the assistance dog performs, lives are suddenly filled with new promise and potential.

GFWC President's Message

"Our members believe in the mission of Canine Companions and lend our support however and whenever we can to this rewarding organization. Join me inproviding financial assistance, volunteering as a puppy raiser, and spreading the word about all the services Canine Companions provides to people with disabilities.As the GFWC International President, I look forward to the continuation of our partnership with Canine Companions in making a positive difference in our world."

- Babs J. Condon, GFWC International President

How you and your GFWC Club can get involved

Have a fundraising event
Form your own club's web page for raising funds - use BBQs, parties, walks/runs, and other events to raise funds from your club's Canine Companions web page.

See for Yourself
Visit and tour a regional training center.

eScrip membership drive
Sign up as many friends and family members to join eScrip and support Canine Companions.

Raise a puppy, change a life
Become a volunteer puppy raiser and provide basic obedience training, socialization, veterinary care, and a loving home for one of our puppies.

Learn more about Canine Companions by scheduling a presentation. Recently Canine Companions supporter and GFWC member Carol Weldin gave a presentation and tour to the Alamo Women's Club. This resulted in a new club partnership and a donation that will help Canine Companions continue to provide highly trained assistance dogs free of charge to people with disabilities. Thanks Carol, and thank you to the Alamo Women's Club members!

DogFest Walk 'n Roll
Participate in Canine Companions signature national event DogFest Walk 'n Roll to show your support for their important mission. DogFest Panama City, March 2015, was chaired by Stephanie Cantrell (GFWC Woman's Club of Panama City) and raised over $40,000 with over 1000 attendees and DogFest Ft. Lauderdale, Feb 2016, is co-chaired by Kathy Buchko (Parkland Woman's Club) and will certainly be a wonderful event.


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