Fund Raising 


Major Fund Raising Project:  Home Tour

For the past 20 years, the GFWC Tellico Village Women's Club has sponsored the Tellico Village Home Tour in Loudon, TN. The Tellico Village home tour is the organization’s major fund raiser and all proceeds help support various local and designated international charities, including such organizations as:  Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, Unicorn Project (Wartburg, TN), Yellow Dot Program, Tellico Village Library Summer Reading Program, Habitat for Humanity, Women's Crisis Center, The Child Advocacy Center, and the Tellico Village Concert Committee.

The 2015 Home Tour was held on Sunday,  November 1. Homeowners in Tellico Village donated their time and home for the afternoon so people could tour their residences.   

In January of each year, the GFWC Tellico Village Women's Club begins the planning of the home tour.  A home tour chair and co-chair are designated by the president.  All committees are formed and members volunteer to be chair/co-chair or a member of the home tour committees. 

Dee Butler and Barbara Ellerbrock have been designated the co-chairs of the 2016 Home Tour. 

Home Tour Committees and Responsibilities

 The home tour planning committees are a w
ell-oiled machine.  Committee responsibilities have been honed over the years with each committee handling their responsibilities independently. 

Home Tour Successes

Each year proceeds from the home tour have been donated to charitable organizations and agencies that the GFWC Tellico Village Club support. Through the club's Charitable Giving Committee, applications are taken from charitable organizations seeking funding for specific projects. Primarily, donations stay in the Loudon County area.

In both 2014 and 2015, the Club netted approximately $10,000 per year.

With the proceeds from the 2014 Home Tour, the club supported with its funding the following:  Loudon County Education for GED tests; Smoky Mountain Service Dog supported a dog in training; Steeke School for projector and field trips; Iva's Place to help pave a parking lot; Tellico Village Fire Department and on the international side, tuition for secondary school and books for a student at Kisima Academy in Africa.  Each year the recipients are different.   The women's club focuses on literacy, continuous learning, safety, good citizenship, art & culture for improving quality of life and serving those in need.  Read more here.



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