BENEFITING: ENRICH YOUR JOY INC
EVENT DATE: Sep 21, 2013
Our organization started out feeding up to 200 Children at the Boys and Girls club every month since January 2013. We also used our monthly visits to educate children, ages 5-17, about entering college, starting successful careers and handeling finances. This summer our organization visited 3 low-income housing developments, where the children who attend the Boys and Girls live. We had Gospel Block Parties where the police and the fire department came out to support the children with us. We educated the children about college, provide donated food from local restaurants, and provided games and prizes.
We have decided to expand this cause to include women because we believe that women are the backbone of society. If we can educate and uplift the women of a community, we can change an entire community. The average household income of Goldsboro, NC is $33,000/yr and most single parent households are on the lower end of the economic scale. By making the women of the low-income neighborhoods of Goldsboro, NC feel empowered, loved, and inspired they will make great strides toward a better life.
On September 21, 2013, we will invite career and college counselors, parent education professionals, nurses to record and educate these women about their health numbers, nutritionists to educate the women about a healthy llifestyle, and local business owners who can hire those women who are unemployed or underemployed.
On Saturday September 21, 2013, our goal is to send about 200 women away with new opportunities and gift bags filled with personal care products that will enrich their lives and the lives of those in their households. We would also like to give away giftcards so that they will be able to buy food and other household items.
Goldsboro, NC was one of the safest places to live about 15 years ago, but the economic situation and resulting crime has changed the security of this community. Through your donation, you will help to change an entire community for the better.