GFWC hosts Crawl for a Cause

Courtesy of GFWC Midtown

The General Federation Women’s Club Junior Woman’s Club of Midtown conducted their fourth annual Crawl for a Cause event in Midtown Tallahassee Saturday.

The project benefited The Oasis Center for Women and Girls. Last year, they were able to donate more than $7,500 to the Florida Coalition for Children.

The GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Midtown is an organization for women in the community that participate in community projects, fundraisers and promote businesses in the Tallahassee area.

The mission of GFWC is to improve the lives of women and girls through celebration and support. Oasis hosts a variety of seminars, as well as programs geared toward empowerment.

Kathryn Rippe, vice president of Junior Woman’s Club of Midtown, explained how the donations would benefit the Oasis Center.

“The funds raised are going to provide scholarships for girls who can’t afford to go to summer camp so that they can go to summer camp and we’re out here the last Saturday in every February raising money for a different charity each year,” Rippee said.

Oasis provides fun and diverse experiences designed to encourage leadership development, decision-making skills, self-esteem, healthy living and commitment to community service.

The center is also committed to addressing these issues individually through the provision of direct services and collectively through community dialogue and awareness.

Some of the sponsors who played a role in Crawl for a Cause this year were Super-lube, Four Points By Sheraton, Sonny’s BBQ and many others.

Lauren Hayman, member of GWFC Junior Woman’s Club of Midtown shared her thoughts about the event as a whole.

“I feel this event is important because it can help fund local programs in town. We have a lot of girls and women around the city who need help and not everyone have funds and resources to do all the programs. We want them to be able to have that mentorship from other female leaders in the city,” Hayman said.

Whitney VanLandingham, former GWFC Junior Woman’s Club of Midtown president, explained why she wanted to be a participant and attend the event.

“It’s a great way to network and fellowship with current members of the Junior Woman’s Club of Midtown. It also gives back to the community that we work, live and play in each day. Also, it gives back to the organizations that need our help whether it’s our time, money, or donations,” VanLandingham said.

Every second Wednesday of every month, GWFC Junior Woman’s Club of Midtown meets and accepts new member into the organization. To become a member, email the vice president at