The YWGC is collecting and providing feminine products to county residents in need - for their inaugural year philanthropic project.
As part of our efforts, monetary donations collected will be used to purchase items.
At this time, YWGC will be collecting products at the following sites: (more will be announced soon)
Howard County Businesses! Please let us know if you would be willing to serve as a collection site - thank you!
YWGC participants were honored to meet this week with mentor Nette Stokes, Founder of JustLiving Advocacy, Inc., who has also spearheaded collection efforts for years and who has just donated supplies to the YWGC. "The YWGC is doing great things and I am very proud of them" said Ms. Stokes.
Sponsored by the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, YWGC is comprised of girls in 7th - 12th grade who share the same passion: helping women and girls in need. Members of the YWGC raise money and make grants to nonprofit organizations in Howard County whose missions support women and girls.
“We are so proud of these young philanthropists who are committing themselves to learn more about the community and raising money to fund programs that are meaningful to them” said Barb Van Winkle, WGC Advisory Board Chair.
Please help spread the word! You can follow the Collection drive Instagram page @YWGCdrive, and spread the word to friends.
We look forward to the collective impact we will make together in Howard County, and specifically in the lives of hundreds of women and girls.
Contact YWGC Co-Chairs Lee Draminski and April Force Pardoe with any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County received the request below from our partners at FIRN to help with an immediate need in the community through our Emergency Response Network (ERN). They requested $800 to help a woman in need and in a very short period of time, our donors responded and funded the request in full - thank you!
Here's the request that we helped with:
This woman is a 34-year-old Howard County resident and a mother of three who has been working as a janitor for many years. In the past few months, she developed a hernia that made it impossible to lift or bend, forcing her to quit her job. The client has been told by doctors that surgical treatment is the only way to repair it. She is uninsured and cannot pay for treatment. She is late with her rent and was able to pay only $600 of the $1,400 she owes for December. Although she has another job prospect, she still needs $800 to pay the rest of this month’s rent.
We pooled your contributions and will send the funds directly to our partners at FIRN. We are making a bigger difference together than we might otherwise be able to alone – the reason for our giving circle!
If you have any questions about the WGC or our Emergency Response Network, please email email@example.com
Thank you for your support of women and girls in our community through the WGC’s Emergency Response Network (ERN).