Working with other philanthropic or civic organizations or national initiatives is another way National Garden Clubs members make an indelible impact. National Garden Clubs offers an impressive variety of national outreach programs that promote civic and environmental responsibility.
Armed with garden trowels and plants, thousands of garden club members have assisted Habitat for Humanity homeowners in establishing low-maintenance, environmentally friendly gardens. Click to learn more.
Garden clubs help replant, restore and beautify public areas that have been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, floods, fires, etc. An outstanding example is the NGC-sponsored Green the Gulf Coast Grantsprogram, in which garden clubs in the Gulf States used funds to re-landscape public areasdamaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.The Natural Disasters USA project provides grants to garden clubs for helping to replant public areas that have been damaged by hurricanes, floods, etc. Click to learn more.
Garden club members have the opportunity to participate in helping to provide clean water to a village in LatinAmerica. The initiative is through NGC's partnership with Global Partners RunningWaters, Inc., a nonprofitorganization established to build relationships through collaboration on water, food and health projects in LatinAmerica. By raising funds to purchase simple filters that deliver clean, life-giving water, NGC members also reachout to Voice of Haiti, which provides relief to Haitian children in several sites damaged by the 2010 earthquake. Click to learn more.