4 Charitable Organizations That Seek to Help Women Worldwide
Women everywhere face challenges, but there are so many ways to get involved. Consider checking out these organizations and supporting their missions.
Dressember, founded by then-college student Blythe Hill, is a month-long challenge working to promote awareness of human trafficking and raise money towards ending the worldwide pandemic. Since its innovation, the Dressember movement has raised more than $2.6 million in grants.
There are some ways to participate: wearing a dress every day in December, making a tax-deductible donation, or supporting the Dressember online store.
PERIOD: The Menstrual Movement seeks to serve period packs, educate the community, and advocate for change. Despite the global need for menstrual care, many parts of the world don’t have reliable access to such products. PERIOD is working to provide those products, but also to decrease the stigma surrounding periods. To help their mission, PERIOD offers multiple ways to get involved, including how to start a local chapter, making a tax-deductible donation, or purchasing merchandise from their store website. The proceeds from their website go directly towards PERIOD’s mission, and also help in breaking the taboo surrounding menstruation in so many communities.
Community’s Child helps women and children move from shelters to transitional living facilities, as well as supports community outreach programs and helps lift up disadvantaged families. Founder Tara Nierenhausen began working at a crisis maternity center and soon realized that these women didn’t have a second step once leaving the center. Rather than send them back out to the streets, Nierenhausen stepped up to change that. Community’s Child continues to flourish and improve the lives of women and children in the broader Los Angeles community.
Girls For a Change is a nonprofit youth development that will be celebrating its 18th birthday this year. GFAC seeks to empower black girls and other girls of color to achieve bright futures. Frequently marginalized and therefore given fewer opportunities and resources to succeed, GFAC is working to decrease the racial divide. Women of color suffer from obstacles such as “achievement gaps, the drop-out crisis, and school-to-prison pipeline,” and Girls For a Change aims to change that.
Additionally, All For Good offers a search by location to allow visitors to find charities near them to volunteer with. More than that, their website provides a listing of organizations looking for volunteers that users are free to submit to. They also provide advice on how to start a charity and get the community involved.