3.08.2012

Happy International Women's Day!

Women's issues are something I have always been passionate about. My mom was a single mother for much of my childhood so I have seen firsthand how important resources in our communities can be for women. I have also, unfortunately, seen some ways that our society still makes it difficult or even makes it seem shameful for single women trying to take care of their families. Thankfully there are a lot of community and world-wide organizations working to help our women and their families be successful and healthy. 

I donate money, items, and when I can, time to support organizations that do good work and encourage you all to do what you can to do the same.

Here are links to a few of my favorites:

- The V-Day Project/Vagina Monologues - Last year I had the honor to work with a group of women at MDC to produce the Vagina Monologues (and they are doing it again this year! So proud!). It was an incredible journey and I totally support what V-Day does for women around the world.

SWSG LogoStrong Women, Strong Girls - Uniting girls who live in the city with college and community mentors. This program is exceptional.  

- Planned Parenthood - I know they are a controversial group, but I do stand with Planned Parenthood. They provide thousands of women with affordable healthcare every year. When I was coming out of grad school and had no insurance for a couple months I got sick and was able to go to Planned Parenthood for meds. They were kind and provided me with medication I may not have been able to otherwise afford. And that's what they do for thousands of women, every day.
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- The Women's Center in Waukesha - Small but oh so mighty!
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- Kiva - Provide loans to men and women around the world, to help make their lives better. You can help with as little as $25!




There are so very many more.. Who do you support in your neighborhood? 

4 comments:

  1. I don't support much of anyone in my neighborhood these days. But I will say the women are some of my favorite people. As a father who raised 3 daughters primarily on my own and have seen them enter successfully into adulthood doing well with careers and children of their own, I am totally behind them. I wish they lived closer--they moved to the other coast. It was what they needed to do in their lives and for them it seems to have been a good decision. And now I have two beautiful granddaughters. Lots of women in my life.

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    Lee
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    1. Glad to hear there are so many wonderful women in your life, Lee :) I wish some of my favorites lived closer, too. Thanks for stopping by! Can't wait for the A-Z :D

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  2. Hey :) I found you over at the A - Z challenge. This was an interesting post. I don't support anyone in particular, but make a conscious effort to put a little change in each charity box I come across each week :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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    1. Glad to hear you're doing good stuff, Nikki! Thanks for stopping by :)

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