Our members are motivated to give back
In addition to our networking events, NEWoM raises funds for local and global organizations that empower girls and women through our semi-annual silent auction. The local organizations include Marin Girl’s Choir, The Living Room and Alliance for Girls. The global organizations change every year. This year, we are supporting the organization, Dining for Women.
The Mission of The Living Room is to ease adversity and promote stability, dignity and self-reliance for women and children who are homeless, or at-risk of homelessness, in Sonoma County.
The Living Room welcomes homeless and at-risk women and their children into a warm and safe environment during the day when overnight shelters are closed. Caring staff and volunteers offer a lifeline during a time of crisis. Whether homeless for some time, newly homeless, or on the verge homelessness, women of all ages and mothers with children are greeted with love and understanding. Mother’s appreciate the child-friendly environment where they receive support while their children engage with toys and learning activities.
The Living Room provides nutritious meals and essential daily needs, health care education, parenting skills, job search skills, computer and mail access. We also provide referrals to community resources for temporary shelter, housing, medical and mental health care, and many other vital services. While the homeless numbers grow, we strive to meet some of their needs – made possible primarily through private, business, and in-kind donations.
The mission of Alliance for Girls
is to ensure that girl-serving organizations are more connected, more effective, and better able to prepare today’s girls to be the leaders, agents of change, and thriving women of tomorrow. Alliance for Girls
includes 150 organizations and supports more than 300,000 girls. The need for a strong voice that can advocate on behalf of girls and providing opportunities and resources for local girls has never been greater. www.allinace4girls.org
Dining for Women is a global giving circle dedicated to transforming lives and eradicating poverty among women and girls in the developing world. Dining for Women funds grassroots organizations that empower women and girls and promote gender equality. www.diningforwomen.org
Marin Girls Chorus
is a treasured nonprofit music education program that was founded in 1988 in Marin County, California to provide girls and young women the opportunity to discover the joyful world of choral singing and the transformative power of music. Girls and young women, ages 5-17, are invited to sing. Our donations go directly to helping fund scholarships for some of the underprivileged girls of Marin county who want to participate in the gift of song. http://www.marinchorus.org