Providing assistance to organizations empowering women in developing areas of the world and women in Philadelphia who are refugees and asylees.
Service criteria, deadlines and application:
The Narenj Tree Foundation provides vital relief supplies to displaced Syrians and is beginning a new initiative to support Syrian schools and small businesses in Idlib Syria.
Members spent several service days organizing donations for transport to Syria.
Our first Service Day was on June 24, 2017 for Narenj Tree Foundation at their warehouse, sorting supplies. There was an optional lunch at Aroma, a Mediterranea restaurant. It was a rewarding day - lots of work, but great fun! Other service days areplanned - stay tuned!
empowers women in the North Serengeti area of Tanzania by providing a safe water supply to improve the health of communities and to educate and empower young girls.
WIL members have helped the Philadelphia Serengeti Alliance refine the public presentations they will use for community outreach and fundraising. This included slide design, authoring an “ask” handout for the presentations and active feedback on the speakers’ presentation.
There were several consultations with officers on Board Development and mission revision to include women and girls as well as budget documentation. A proposal was developed and submitted to WIL to fund a shelter for girls and women escaping genital mutilation.
HIAS (the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society). HIAS has a distinguished history of welcoming and resettling refugees, and faces increased challenges in the present political climate.
Items were collected and welcome baskets were made and delivered to arrived families serviced by HIAS and the feasibility of providing hands on service for children and families serviced by HIAS is being investigated.
WIL members have also offered assistance to these organizations in Financial Planning and Social Media Presence. More opportunities for service are coming and will be announced here.