The WGC's Young Women's Giving Circle (YWGC) is continuing to collect feminine products to provide to women and girls in need in Howard County.
The Feminine Product Drive started a few weeks ago and collection boxes around the county are already stuffed. And, the YWGC has already raised over $500 to purchase products as well. The Feminine Product Drive and monetary donation collection runs through March 2020.
The YWGC has chosen to focus on this because it is a need that is easily and often overlooked.
Did you know ...
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.
Please continue to donate feminine hygiene products today or give today - and, please help to spread the word - thank you!
Contact YWGC Co-Chairs Lee Draminski and April Force Pardoe with any questions at: email@example.com
The Women’s Giving Circle is building a community of philanthropists and creating a permanent legacy to address the needs of women and girls in Howard County. The WGC is a fund of the Community Foundation of Howard County.
We bring women together to learn about issues impacting women and girls in our community, and pool our dollars to fund programs that address those issues so we can have a greater impact together than we might otherwise have alone.
We fund programs that benefit women and girls because nonprofits and programs that focus on women and girls are traditionally underfunded. And, as far as our support for girls, we know that young girls benefit from programs specially designed to meet their needs.
We’ve been part of the Howard County community for 19 years, have raised over $1 million to support our efforts from over 1,000 donors, and have given over $500,000 through over 100 grants to nonprofits that support women and girls in our community. In 2019 we gave over $55,000 in grants to our nonprofit partners to empower women and girls.
And we’ve done all this together – as a giving circle. A giving circle is formed when individuals come together and pool their dollars, decide together where to give the money, and learn together about their community and philanthropy. There are thousands of giving circles across the country that have given millions of dollars collectively to have an impact on a wide variety of issues. We are so proud to be an early participant in this growing trend of collective giving.
We had a fantastic Happy Hour tonight where we discussed our grants focused on girls in Howard County.
Thank you to all who joined us and to our partners at Leadership Howard County for hosting us!
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It's #GalentinesDay on Thursday, February 13 - a fun holiday to celebrate female friendship! Research from the Women's Philanthropy Institute shows that 70% of giving circles are majority women - how about making a difference through your philanthropy by honoring someone special with a gift to the Women's Giving Circle this #GalentinesDay?
Giving a gift that supports women and girls is a way to celebrate and honor the women and girls in your life while making a lasting impact for women and girls in Howard County for the future. Learn more here and/or give below - thank you!