Women Supporting Women December 03 2015
Give a gift to really make an impact this holiday season
This Christmas, celebrate women who need your help. The following organizations empower women and you can get involved - making a tangible impact.
There is work to be done to empower women and better their lives. As we think to Christmas, and what it means to "Celebrate Her" we are motivated to think of women who deserve to be recognized. These are the women warriors who risk escaping dangerous situations to find a better life. At Hillberg & Berk we believe in empowering women, and the following philanthropic initiatives do just that—and you can get involved.
1. Make Shoeboxes for Women's Shelters
This year we got involved by building shoeboxes for women's shelters to celebrate these warrior women this Christmas. The value of the shoebox should be around $50—splurging on a few things a woman may enjoy, but will not necessarily purchase for herself. This is a great project to get together and do with friends. Learn more here.
What did we include?
- Basic toiletries
- Cosmetics and a cosmetic bag
- Pen and journal
- Rising Strong by Brené Brown
- A letter to encourage continued strength
2. Donate Clothing to Dress for Success
It is easy to help give other women a leg-up in establishing their careers by donating clothes, shoes or jewellery in good repair to Dress for Success . This organization helps women feel look great at their next interview, and at their new jobs. Alternatively, you can also give cash donations or get involved by volunteering time.
3. Join an "I Am Powerful " Council
I Am Powerful councils are groups of influential women who gather together around Canada to provide support for CARE, and organization focused on lifting women and girls out of poverty. If you can not find a location near you, consider starting your own council.