Who We Are:

Guilford Civic Women, Inc. is a non-profit organization comprised of women who gather on a regular basis and hold events that raise funds to help individuals and groups in need in Guilford and surrounding shoreline towns. Established in 1985, GCW has helped countless members of our communities, from immediate assistance to individuals and families who have fallen on hard times to ongoing support to programs like the Guilford Library Summer Reading Program and the Guilford Fuel Fund.

What We Do:

Examples of our programs include “fund-raisers” and “friend-raisers”:

  • Annual Harvest Festival – coming Saturday, September 24, 2016!
    • Homemade apple crisp, crafters, children’s activities, entertainment, silent auction and more all raise thousands of dollars for area charities. This is our biggest fundraiser!
  • Santa’s Mailbox – We are Santa’s helpers ensuring children’s letters are delivered to and answered by the North Pole from the mailbox outside of Page Hardware
  • Christmas Auction – a fun and festive annual party where all proceeds go to the Fuel Fund and/or other local charities
  • Senior Gift Bags – bags of goodies are decorated by children, stuffed by us, and delivered by Meals on Wheels to local seniors
  • Social outings such as Movies & Margaritas, kayaking, craft night, etc.

Who We Help:

Programs that have repeatedly received our support include:

  • Guilford Food Bank
  • Emergency Fuel Fund
  • Guilford Library Summer Reading Program
  • Project Graduation
  • Women & Family Life
  • ABC House
  • Guilford Youth & Family Services
  • Guilford Seniors
  • We also sponsor a scholarship for a graduating senior from Guilford High School

Interested in Joining?

We are fortunate to live in this beautiful community and, as a group, we are able to enjoy each others friendship while giving back at the same time. We welcome women from Guilford and surrounding towns to join us at any time!  In 2016, dues are $35.  Contact us at guilfordcivicwomen@gmail.com.  Send a check with your name, address and phone number to GCW, PO Box 296, Guilford, CT 06437.

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