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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

$5,000 to Empower Women


Avon is offering $5,000 per week over the next year for the purpose of empowering women.

If have a great idea that will empower women you should apply to be a recipient of the Hello Tomorrow Fund.

This week's winner is Sandi Gallagher from Dracut, Massachusetts.

Sandi will use her winnings to support a free dental program for domestic violence victims. In cases of domestic abuse, offenders often strike at their victim’s mouth, whether to symbolically quiet them or gain control, causing damage to teeth and gums that many victims cannot afford to repair. Sandi is a professional dental assistant serving on an all-volunteer team at the St. Luke Dental Clinic that offers a full range of pro-bono dental services to the women, restoring self confidence as well as dental health.

Some previous winners include:

Deborah Fallon, 40, will utilize her award to support Portal to Hope, a program that directly supports the victims of domestic violence as they rebuild their lives, including a special program focused on young women in their teens and early twenties.

Linda Reszel Brice, 55, of Lubbock, Texas has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the US, as well as one of the highest rates of premature birth and related complications such as low birth weight and infant mortality. Linda, a full-time professor of nursing at Texas Tech University, was alarmed by these statistics from the perspective of both a health care provider and concerned citizen. She and her students determined they would become involved with a program that sought to curb these statistics and began working with The Stork’s Nest, a non-profit venture founded in 2000 and sponsored by the March of Dimes. The Stork’s Nest aims to provide assistance to mostly low-income pregnant women and teens in the Lubbock area, and since its inception the program has helped more than 1,200 women ranging in age from 12 to mid-30s.

Shelly Renee Brown, 43, who works at Carnegie-Mellon University, will apply her award towards a college-tour program for inner-city high school-aged girls from predominantly African-American communities interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Georgie Jennison, 24, a Chester College senior will apply her award to help fund “Girls of Opportunity,” a new creative arts mentorship program which aims to empower at-risk teenage girls through creative expression and exploration of key issues they face, including pregnancy, violence, illiteracy, and negative body image. “Girls of Opportunity” will offer its gender-specific arts-based initiative to at-risk teenage girls aged 11 to 17 in the greater Derry, New Hampshire area.

Check out some of the other ways women, like yourself, have found to empower women by reading the press releases about the winners.

2 comments:

jen said...

This is really great! Are you submitting an idea? I think the mentor program might be a good candidate.

So Sioux Me said...

I did. I submitted this site as a tool to empower women. I need $5,000 to reach more women and their daughters and make it grow.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

$5,000 to Empower Women


Avon is offering $5,000 per week over the next year for the purpose of empowering women.

If have a great idea that will empower women you should apply to be a recipient of the Hello Tomorrow Fund.

This week's winner is Sandi Gallagher from Dracut, Massachusetts.

Sandi will use her winnings to support a free dental program for domestic violence victims. In cases of domestic abuse, offenders often strike at their victim’s mouth, whether to symbolically quiet them or gain control, causing damage to teeth and gums that many victims cannot afford to repair. Sandi is a professional dental assistant serving on an all-volunteer team at the St. Luke Dental Clinic that offers a full range of pro-bono dental services to the women, restoring self confidence as well as dental health.

Some previous winners include:

Deborah Fallon, 40, will utilize her award to support Portal to Hope, a program that directly supports the victims of domestic violence as they rebuild their lives, including a special program focused on young women in their teens and early twenties.

Linda Reszel Brice, 55, of Lubbock, Texas has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in the US, as well as one of the highest rates of premature birth and related complications such as low birth weight and infant mortality. Linda, a full-time professor of nursing at Texas Tech University, was alarmed by these statistics from the perspective of both a health care provider and concerned citizen. She and her students determined they would become involved with a program that sought to curb these statistics and began working with The Stork’s Nest, a non-profit venture founded in 2000 and sponsored by the March of Dimes. The Stork’s Nest aims to provide assistance to mostly low-income pregnant women and teens in the Lubbock area, and since its inception the program has helped more than 1,200 women ranging in age from 12 to mid-30s.

Shelly Renee Brown, 43, who works at Carnegie-Mellon University, will apply her award towards a college-tour program for inner-city high school-aged girls from predominantly African-American communities interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Georgie Jennison, 24, a Chester College senior will apply her award to help fund “Girls of Opportunity,” a new creative arts mentorship program which aims to empower at-risk teenage girls through creative expression and exploration of key issues they face, including pregnancy, violence, illiteracy, and negative body image. “Girls of Opportunity” will offer its gender-specific arts-based initiative to at-risk teenage girls aged 11 to 17 in the greater Derry, New Hampshire area.

Check out some of the other ways women, like yourself, have found to empower women by reading the press releases about the winners.

2 comments:

jen said...

This is really great! Are you submitting an idea? I think the mentor program might be a good candidate.

So Sioux Me said...

I did. I submitted this site as a tool to empower women. I need $5,000 to reach more women and their daughters and make it grow.