The PACE Staffing Network Helps Women in Need!
One of our favorite ways to support the local community….
Two PACE leaders had the pleasure of celebrating Washington Women in Need’s 25th anniversary.
Washington Women in Need (WWIN) is a non-profit organization that strives to help low-income women in Washington state reach their potential by awarding health and education grants to those in need. The PACE Staffing Network was one of WWIN’s silver sponsors and hosted a table at their anniversary luncheon at the Meydenbauer Center. We were one of 1000 people who attended this event.
WWIN announced their goal to raise one million dollars that day. That’s right, that day. We are exceedingly happy to report that by the end of March, WWIN had raised more than $825,000 from the luncheon – and they’re still counting! The money raised goes towards helping a wide variety of women who need a helping hand. Over 6,200 grantees have made a difference in their own lives, the lives of their families, and the lives of other women with a dream. The average annual income of the women that WWIN serves is $14,456. Of these women, 46% have dependent children and 34% are single moms.
By providing education and health grants, WWIN empowers women to take charge of their futures and work to overcome their disadvantaged circumstances.
A young woman named Teresa shared her story at WWIN’s luncheon:
“As a first generation Mexican-American woman and the first in my family to go to college, I have overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles throughout my lifetime. In the process of self-reflecting I realized that I did not want to be a product of my environment. Instead, I wanted my environment to be a product of me.”
Teresa’s father was murdered when she was seven years old. His death prompted Teresa’s twenty-two year old mother of three children to move their family from Mexico to Southern California in hopes of a new life. Statistics say that Teresa was one of the ones who “wouldn’t make it.” Her adolescence was a time full of dangers and by adulthood Teresa was in an abusive relationship with the father of her children. With the help of WWIN mentors and her own determination, Teresa has now not only earned her GED, but also her Master’s degree. You can view her speech and others’ on WWIN’s Facebook page.
PACE is honored to partner with such a life-changing organization committed like we are, “to make a difference”
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