Happy Women’s History Month and more specifically, International Women’s Day! In some countries, it’s like Mother’s Day with children giving small presents and tokens of appreciation. And while it’s always a good idea to honor mom, we’re celebrating our girl power by recognizing some organizations that are doing amazing things for women everywhere.
Rescuing women and children from the horrors of slavery and sex trafficking is only half the battle. Made By Survivors employs and educates these survivors, empowering them to own their future. Many of them become highly skilled jewelers and you can buy their beautiful handicrafts online.
At the Women’s Alliance, the motto is “someone’s future is hanging in your closet.” Their membersprovide professional attire and career training to low-income women. Check their directory to find a location near you.
After graduating high school, Maggie Doyne, decided to travel the world. In Nepal, she met hundreds of orphan children and it became her dream to build them a home. Soon, the Kopila Valley Children’s Home became a reality and soon after that the Kopila Valley Primary School with over 300 students. Maggie created the BlinkNow Foundation to share her ideas.
The Princess Project provides free prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who couldn’t otherwise afford them. They’ve teamed up with online boutique, Weddington Way, and when you donate a gently used dress (please, no 80’s prom, 2006 or newer), you’ll get a $25 voucher to spend on a future dress purchase.
The National Charity League is a mother-daughter organization with more than 175 chapters and 48,000 members who volunteer a combined one million hours annually in their local communities. Giving back and mother-daughter bonding makes for a win-win situation. Find a chapter near you.
Positive role models help girls grow into empowered women. That’s what the Big Brothers Big Sisters program can provide. After undergoing an application and interview process, they’ll match you with a Little. Read these real life stories to see what an impact mentors can have.