Ananda Leeke via Crowdrise
December 01, 2010
BENEFITING: The Women's Collective
EVENT DATE: Dec 01, 2010
HOURS PLEDGED: 20
In 2001, I met Pat Nalls, the founder of The Women's Collective (TWC) and fell in love with TWC's work and clients. That same year I started serving as a legal volunteer. In 2002, I donated two of my wire sculpture collections to TWC. They were dedicated to uplifting women and girls living with HIV/AIDS. I worked as an expressive arts workshop facilitator for TWC's support groups in 2003. It was a great experience. I learned so much from the women. TWC is a personal favorite of mine. They do powerful work.
About The Women's Collective:
The mission of The Women’s Collective (TWC) is to meet the self-defined needs of women, girls and their families living with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS, reducing barriers to care and strengthening their network of support and services. As a Washington DC-based nonprofit organization led by women with HIV and their allies/advocates, TWC works to fulfill its mission by:
* Providing services that are peer-led, woman- and girl-focused, family-centered, and culturally appropriate.
* Providing a safe, non-judgmental environment for all women, girls and families.
* Providing a voice for women, girls and their families who are living with or at-risk for HIV/AIDS through advocacy at the local, national, and international levels.
* Creating partnerships among service providers, governmental, non-governmental and private entities.
The Women's Collective grows out of the life experience of our Founder/Executive Director, Patricia Nalls, a woman living with HIV/AIDS, who used her personal lessons learned to create this unique organization.
Visit www.womenscollective.org. Follow TWC on Twitter: http://twitter.com/WE_R_TWC.