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.
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.
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.