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OCTOBER 18, 2018

Country View Golf Course, Chatham, ON

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Our compassionate group of women and girls is growing thanks to you.

Together we are committed and engaged in making  the world a better place by easing poverty and providing opportunity to women and girls who suffer from abuse, oppression and lack of opportunity. 
Since 2014 we have raised nearly $43,000.00 for 15 different organizations, projects and individuals in 13 developing countries.

Our MAY 10, meeting was a huge success by any measure! 

2 amazing groups that are making a difference in the lives of women and girls presented their cause and together we raised $7,860.00

Together We Give:

The funds donated to Together We Give will go along way in bringing social justice to women and girls in South Africa who face discrimination and lack of basic needs every moment of their lives. Together We Give was founded by Laura Marks who has dedicated her life to support those in the community of Kenhardt, South Africa.
Thanks for your sacrifice and commitment Laura.
Our donation of $3,455.00 will allow us to walk with Laura and the children of Kenhardt as she creates psycho-social programs for girls, Library Hall rent, materials, snacks and refreshments for program participants.
From Laura and the girls who will have a significant and long lasting benefit from your generosity…….Thank You!

Days For Girls

Elizabeth presented the reality many millions of women and girls face every day they have their periods….denial of social interaction, health risks, inability to attend school or work and humiliation. Days for Girls is a global organization that makes sustainable menstrual health solutions and provides education to women and girls. To date they have reached over one million females in need giving them back days of dignity, health, and opportunity. With your generous donation we along with ladies of the Chatham Chapter of Days for Girls are the “Fairy Godmothers” who give 5 days of opportunity instead of isolation.
Imagine what you would do with an extra 5 days per month and the incredible difference these women and girls will make in their communities and families.
To the ladies of the Chatham chapter of Days for Girls…..thank you for the commitment of time and material. We hope this donation allows you to purchase the needed supplies to continue your good work.
On behalf of those who will benefit from this gift but who will never know the source of the financial contribution….. Thank You……for the dignity and the days of freedom.

Women Helping Women meetings are an opportunity to gather with wonderful women and girls, to feel the energy and power that being engaged and making a difference does for your soul. We are an organization that is open and welcome all who want to  make a difference in the lives of our sisters who suffer under tyranny and lack basic human rights.  We are a gathering of women who understand the good fortune we have by living in Canada and understand that our Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers fought on behalf of the generations that followed them for women’s rights and equality.  Today we are leaders in society, we are educated and strong and we women and girls of Women Helping Women are dedicated and committed to supporting women and girls around the world.

We gather to learn about 2 more worthy and important organizations that are making a difference in the lives of women and girls. Let’s keep the momentum going.

  • share our story and the good work that is happening thanks to Women Helping Women
  • bring a friend to a meeting
  • share our Facebook posts, refer to our web page (womenhelpingwomen.ca)
  • consider setting up a saving strategy for donations…..I have a friend who sets aside all her toonies between meetings and she is always surprised at the total she can donate, another sets aside whatever she has spent in clothes to donate…..

We thank Country View Golf Course for letting us use their meeting room free of charge. Please support them by coming early for dinner ($20 cash for a delicious buffet). All taxes and gratuities are included!

Women are capable of doing more together than any one of us could do alone.

We humbly thank you for the time you invest in attending our meetings. If you’d like, please click here to sign up for our e-Newsletter to be notified when upcoming events will take place, and for information about the results we are making worldwide.

*NEW* We are now able to accept donations by credit card at our meetings.

If you can’t make it out and still want to participate, please consider donating online.

The list of recipients we help is growing

Thanks to you, Women Helping Women have raised an impressive $42,960.00 for 15 organizations.

We’ve helped women and girls in Cameroon, Guatemala, Haiti, Dominican Republic, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, Thailand,  Malawi, South East Asia, Honduras, South Africa, and in sub-Saharan Africa.

Check out all of the recipients we’ve supported so far.

Here’s how our WHW organization works

We have two gatherings per year. One in May (near Mother’s Day) and the other in October (near Thanksgiving). We present two carefully screened organizations or individuals at each meeting for you to learn about, advocate for, and donate to, if you choose. There are no obligations to give, and no membership fees. What you have with Women Helping Women are voices and choices.

There are also three options on how to participate:

  1. You can join like-minded women for dinner (anytime after 5 PM) at Country View Golf Course (they generously donate their conference room to our group)
  2. You can attend the presentation portion which begins after dinner (usually at 6:30 PM).
  3. You can review an online slideshow and donate through PayPal or credit card on our website.
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News

What can I do? How can I help?

Women and girls are being oppressed, abused and enslaved in many countries around the world.

We are fortunate women who have a voice and can raise it to increase awareness and contribute funds to help women worldwide.

Give a gift. Save a life.

Education Opportunities

Girls with little or no education are far more likely to be married as children, suffer domestic violence, live in poverty, and lack a say over household spending or their own health care.

The best investment

Educating girls will change developing countries. Investment in the education of girls may well be the highest return investment available in the developing world.

Violence, Slavery & Forced Prostitution

Gender-based violence is both persistent and widespread, and ranks as top public health crisis for women in the world today. In fact, women aged 15 through 45 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined

Eye Opening Realities

“There is trafficking of young women and boys into commercial sexual exploitation,” says lead author Kevin Bales, a professor of contemporary slavery at the University of Hull. “There’s slavery in carpet weaving, mining and ship breaking.”

Maternal Morbidity

Around 1,000 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications globally every day, according to the World Health Organization. That’s one every 90 seconds. Some 99 percent of maternal deaths occur in poor countries, particularly in Africa and Asia.

Need For Treatment

The World Health Organization estimates there may be as many as 50,000 to 100,000 new cases of fistula each year, yet the global treatment capacity is less than 20,000 cases a year. There is a large unmet need for treatment. Fistula is most prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
No man was ever honoured for what he received…honour has been the reward for what he gave.
Calvin Coolidge
We make a living by what we get…but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank
For it is in giving that we receive.
St. Francis of Assisi
It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.
Mother Theresa
No one is useless in this world, who lightens the burdens of others.
Charles Dickens
Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act.
Ban Ki-Moon, General Secretary, United Nations
The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
Amelia Earhart
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela