Give yourself the gift of celebrating Mother’s Day with an incredible group of local women as we support motherhood and maternal health in Dominican Republic and Uganda.
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 over $50,000.00 for 17 different organizations, projects and individuals in 14 developing countries.
Our October 18 meeting was a huge success by any measure and we have the opportunity to come together May 9, 2019 and do it again!
In honour of Mother’s Day we are supporting 2 amazing groups that are making a difference in the lives of women through maternal health care.
Christina Hassan is a women Chatham-Kent is proud to call our own and is Public Health Specialist, Rotarian, Social Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of FullSoul. Having worked in maternal health in Uganda, she experienced some of the realities women and children face during deliveries.
FullSoul is a not-for-profit .
FullSoul is a not-for-profit equipping hospitals in Uganda with maternal medical supply kits that protects the health and safety of mothers, babies, and medical practitioners during childbirth.
In many parts of the developing world, including Uganda, having a baby is a dangerous process. Every two minutes a woman dies from pregnancy or childbirth complications. The reasons for this are complex, and multifaceted, but one pressing issue is that many hospitals often lack even the most basic medical supplies.
When supplies are scarce, the responsibility is placed on expectant mothers and their families. In Uganda, women must arrive to the hospital with their own supplies, including gloves, a sterile blade, a clean plastic sheet, and other items. Women arriving empty-handed have to pay for supplies or are often turned away. A shortage of supplies also means that disposable items get re-used between mothers, potentially spreading dangerous infections.
Servant’s Heart Ministries
In 2005 Phil & Donna Williams of Bridgewater, NS took part in a one week mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Their hearts were broken as they saw the immense needs of the Dominican and Haitian people. Six months later they answered God’s call on their life and moved the DR. Shortly after Servant’s Heart was born. Phil and Donna worked hard to become a part of the community and build authentic relationships. In doing this they have been better equipped to meet the needs of the local people. Throughout their time there they have diligently and lovingly served those in need.
A major focus of the organization is Danica’s Dream Pregnancy Resource Centers and Medical Outreach which provides an education based program for expectant moms and their unborn child including operating a permanent medical clinic in a neighbouring community.
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.
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*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 $50,000.00 for 17 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, Ghana aand 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:
- 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)
- You can attend the presentation portion which begins after dinner (usually at 6:30 PM).
- You can review an online slideshow and donate through PayPal or credit card on our website.