Caring for America

The success of our Federation would not be possible without the dedication of our members to our clubs and the variety of programs supported by the Arizona Federation of Republican Women and National Federation of Republican Women.

The National Federation of Republican Women and the Arizona Federation of Republican Women Americanism program seek to promote respect for the American Flag and foster allegiance to the United States and its customs and institutions. Republican Women’s clubs help carry out this mission in their local communities through educational and inspirational programs and projects. Examples include:

  • Teaching the rules of Flag etiquette
  • Donating patriotic books to libraries and schools
  • Sponsoring patriotic essay contests for schools
  • Presenting flags to schools and community groups


To aid clubs in their local efforts, the National Federation of Republican Women Americanism Committee assembles historic and patriotic material and provides resources, project ideas, and other helpful information. For more information visit www.nfrw.org.

Literacy & Education

Armed Services

The National Federation of Republican Women and Arizona Federation of Republican Women Caring for America program was established to energize and encourage states and clubs to actively support and promote an existing community service program or to initiate a new project to fill an existing need in their community.

The Caring for America program is based on the belief that problems can be solved most effectively through the generosity and combined energies of individual citizens.

The National Federation of Republican Women presents the Caring for America Awards every two years to recognize successful projects that demonstrate significant value to the community. This awards program is overseen by the National Federation of Republican Women Caring for America Committee.

The Arizona Federation of Republican Women and the National Federation of Republican Women have a long-standing commitment to our men and women serving in uniform and to our veterans.

It is our honor and duty to support those who have put their lives on the line to preserve the freedoms we as Americans often take for granted. We can never thank them or their families enough or show them too much gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

The National Federation of Republican Women Armed Services Committee oversees the Federation’s efforts to support our troops and provides information, resources, and program suggestions to states and clubs. The Arizona Federation of Republican Women Armed Services Committee is to do the same at the State and club levels.

Possessing the ability to read and write is fundamental. It makes learning possible, inevitable and infinite. For this reason, fostering literacy has long been a priority of the National Federation of Republican Women, and several literacy programs have been developed to achieve this goal.

Over the past 60 years, the NFRW and its members have donated thousands of books each year to libraries, schools, hospitals and other public institutions through our Mamie Eisenhower Library Project (MELP). Since 2002, Federation members have donated more than 300,000 dictionaries to school children through the Dictionary Project.

The Red Shoe Book Club is a way for local clubs to explore and discuss books, and publish book reviews in monthly newsletters and on club websites. To form a Red Shoe Book Club, participants should designate a time and place and select books from the MELP lists to read, discuss and share. Related materials, including the Red Shoe Book Club logo (which can be used on club promotional materials), are available in the Member Center Digital Resource Library.

Members are encouraged to celebrate Literacy Month in September. Read to yourself and to your family, and do it every day! If you know someone struggling with reading, volunteer to assist them or find a local literacy resource. Reading is imperative to successfully navigating our world. Be part of that success, and share your favorite titles with the Literacy and Education Committee.

With our commitment to literacy, we have adopted education as one of our primary issue focuses. Our goal is to improve public education and literacy by advocating grassroots support for education reform and taking direct action to improve literacy. We use our network of members to promote high standards, accountability, flexibility, local control of schools, and early reading initiatives.

Whether donating a book, volunteering to mentor or read to children, or acting as a literacy/education advocate, each of us has something of value to contribute to the literacy effort. By continuing to work together on this critical issue, we can ensure an educated citizenry of the future.

Americanism