The goal of International Women’s Day, created by the United Nations is to celebrate women’s success, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality through the support of women’s causes.
“Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are being made.”
International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 has chosen #ChoosetoChallenge as this year’s theme. A challenged world, they say, is a world that pays attention. Once the world begins to take notice of something, that’s when change occurs.
Well, Givelify is paying attention! Many — thousands even — of the groups that have chosen Givelify as their giving platform support a range of women’s causes. We’d love to spotlight each of them, but you’d be here reading until next week.
Thus, we’ve chosen seven of Givelify’s nonprofits that warrant your attention — and perhaps, a little of your generosity?
7 Nonprofits that Support Women’s Causes
Changing the world is hard work, but it is a task that calls for the generous among us. Mother Teresa said, “It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.”
These seven organizations, that are empowering women, could use your support:
Women in Need Ministries (W.I.N.)
Statistics show that one out of four (1 out of 4) women in the U.S. experience violence from a partner. For that reason, W.I.N. partners with safe-homes and local shelters to provide the tools to empower and improve the quality of life for each woman. Their goal is to assure every woman that abuse— whether emotional, physical or sexual — is never her fault and that help is readily available to anyone who asks. Above all, their goal is to open a “WIN House” in Ohio that will provide a place for women and children affected by violence.
Women in Need Ministries’ giving link is available through the Givelify app or online.
Black Girls Run Foundation
There’s a false conception that Black women don’t run. However, rates of obesity continue to grow among African American women. In 2009, Black Girls RUN! was created in an effort to tackle the obesity epidemic in the African -American community. Through this program, they provide encouragement and resources to both new and veteran runners. They are building up a community of strong, healthy Black women.
Black Girls Run! Foundation’s giving link can be accessed through the Givelify app or online.
The Latina Circle
In Boston, Massachusetts, a group called Latina Circle connects, mentors, and champions Latina leaders. Their goal is to help Latina leaders into positions of power and influence. They provide leadership training, among other things, that helps these women of color gain a competitive edge. In short, this is the ultimate in women helping women move forward.
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— Latina Circle (@TheLatinaCircle) September 16, 2020
Find Latina Circle’s giving link here.
Girls in Christ
Misperceptions that young girls of color face can damage their self-worth and sense of belonging. This organization encourages the growth of young girls of color in the South Florida area. Girls in Christ offers social and emotional programs that focus on self-esteem, spiritual development, leadership and community engagement. In addition, they refer to their girls as ‘Sunflowers’ because they believe that with the same type of nourishment that is needed to grow a sunflower, it is also needed to grow a young girl.
Girls in Christ’s giving link can be found on their website or on the Givelify app.
The Women’s Center
In 2020, 744 women walked through the doors of The Women’s Center seeking food, shelter and other life-saving resources. In addition, over the past 40 years, The Women’s Center served over 18,000 women in the Raleigh triangle area of North Carolina. With the help of loyal donors, The Women’s Center is able to work with each individual woman to break the cycle of trauma, abuse, violence, and homelessness, so that she leads a fulfilling dignified life, achieving self-sufficiency, and obtaining safe affordable housing.
The Women’s Center giving link is available through the app or online.
B’s Girls Foundation
Someone once said, if you educate a woman, you are educating an entire generation. B’s Girls in Houston, Texas is working to do just that. They provide the tools and resources necessary for girls to become dynamic Christian leaders, compassionate public servants, and inspired innovators.
B’s Girls giving link is an envelope for the Foundation hosted by New Light Christan Church.
Women with Promise
Nelson Mandela once said that education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. Women with Promise wants every woman in North Texas to be armed with as much education and support as possible. To achieve this mission, they offer educational scholarships and mentorships for women from challenging circumstances. The goal is to equip every woman with the qualifications, confidence, and connections to give her a future with possibilities.
Find Women with Promise’s giving link on their website or on the Givelify app!
Celebrating Organizations That Support Women’s Causes
We are proud of these nonprofits who support women’s causes and work tirelessly to change the lives of women. To the women who commit to serving other women, we salute you!
To join them — and the 60,000 organizations using Givelify for online and mobile giving — sign up now!