Outreach Programs

Our Outreach Program was created to bring awareness to the many resources available to enrich our members. Programs hosted by our partners and Regional Chapters can give us an advantage in career enhancement tools and knowledge sharing. Federally Employed Women is honored to bring visibility to these programs.  Our purpose is to outreach to our members by giving opportunities.

Outreach means:

O = Optimistic
U = Understanding
T = Teaching
R = Reassuring
E = Empowering
A = Assisting
C = Connecting
H = Helping

It’s a great time for new beginnings!  FEW wants to provide information, tips, suggestions, and ideas to help our members and chapters.

Things to Consider if your Region/Chapter is Reaching Out within your local community:

  • Coordinate a Women Only Home Build (reach out to Habitat for Humanity); invite other women’s organizations (Two birds – one stone – Team Building and networking) (WID; FWP, FEB, the military wives club and don’t forget your military sisters)  (Women In Defense, Federal Women’s Program, Federal Executive Board, Federal Women’s Council)
  • Collect and make donations of supplies to a local women’s shelter
  • Collect and make donation of supplies to local schools
  • Sponsor a Coat Drive – Winter is coming
  • Reach out to support your local VA (Veterans Administration – they are just a phone call away and waiting to hear from you)
  • Collect and donate books to shelters or your local VA – Read a book while there
  • Sponsor a “Sit in” at a local VA – Sit and talk – remember conversations before electronics took over?
  • Sponsor a Walking Tour “Out and About” of the area where the Vets live – some vets don’t get out.  Where I live there are not enough volunteers to push the vets that are in wheel chairs.
  • Sponsor a Decorate the “Tree” during the holiday at your local VA – bring a decoration for each Vet.
  • Grab your Aprons and Serve our Vets during the Holidays and don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift – they would love that someone thought about them

If you reached out and it was a success for your Region or Chapter… Share it. We are all working toward the same goal, Reaching Out, Supporting and Helping!

A Successful Outreach Event
Supporting by the Pound!

Congratulations to the Gems of the Desert Chapter.

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The ladies at The Gems of the Desert Chapter in Las Vegas, stepped up to partnered with SAVERS to do a FUNDraiser.  They collected gently used clothes, shoes, house goods and books from the community.  The items were weighed and then based on the pounds, the chapter received funds to go towards their Gems of the Desert Chapter, FEW Making Strides Team.  They reached out to the members and scheduled their walk for October, which was held in Las Vegas, NV.

They collected almost 700lbs and raised a total of $815 for Making Strides.  If you want more information on the “How Too’s” reach out to Kristen Matthews at Kmatthews999@yahoo.com

To the Ladies of the Gems of the Desert Chapter of FEW, Keep stepping up!

To share your Regional and Chapter’s successful outreaching and fundraising events, send your articles, statements and photos to Glenda Starks at outreach@few.org.

We want to share our resources.  This is a win-win program for members in all Regions and Chapters.  It’s not what we put into it, but, what we can take away from it.

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