Thank you: 1 Year Annivesary Celebration
The Women Worldwide Initiative would like to extend our gratitude to the members of the community who joined us on Thursday, November 8th to honor our one year of successful community development programs for women and girls, while aiding in the disaster relief efforts for those affected by Sandy. We had a full house at Camaradas including 40 attendees and many more who stopped by to join in on the evening. Photos from the evening are available, and the video footage will be available shortly.
Spearheaded by the mentors and mentees in our Young Women Rock! Leadership Program, last Thursday we collected more than four boxes full of goods, including 30 winter coats, bags of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene items, diapers and baby wipes, flashlights and batteries among other items. We are very grateful for the help of Ephraim Cruz and his team who picked up the donations at the end of the night. The items were distributed door to door in the Far Rockaways this past weekend, directly reaching out to individuals in need in those communities. The lessons that the mentors and mentees have learned by example during this global citizenship effort is a precursor to their active involvement in changing their own lives as well as the lives of others.
A special thank you to:
Cindy Sugarush, comedian
Crozs, vocalist and musician
Elle Winston and Todd, vocalist and musician
Lah Tere, host and lyricist
Pilar Walsh, vocalist
Terrin, spoken word artist
Gift bag sponsorship:
Photographer and videographer:
DJ Swa (France)
Camaradas El Barrio (especially Walter!)