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THE STORY:

In just six months of operation, Oakland Women's Center (OWC) has provided training and assistance to over 50 new members in West Oakland, where 34% of residents live below the federal poverty level.

For those of us fortunate to have our basic needs consistently well met, the crushing stress of poverty - the scramble of women to house, feed and clothe their children – may be hard to grasp. WCI gives women a "leg up" by extending a compassionate hand up through personalized assistance and support.

Oakland Women's Center (OWC) provides a safe gathering place for women to access holistic solutions to building healthier, more prosperous lives.

Programs include

Restoring Our Roots – workshops and mentoring to help women embrace healthly life skills, and 

Women Building Economic Power – a multi-faceted initiative enabling women to build their capacity for sustainable prosperity.

"This community is in such a health crisis that it hurts me to the core of my being.  Imagine living in a community where there is no major grocery store but a liquor store on almost every other block!  That is the reality of West Oakland.  Thank you for for recognizing these ladies (the presenters of the Health & Nutrition Workshops) with a powerful gift to share with the West Oakland community.  Please keep up the fantastic work you are all doing!  Iris C., Oakland Women's Center Member

Fueling the woman-power of Oakland during this holiday season depends on your contributions.  Some options for your generosity:

  • Any –preferably large – amount to facilitate WCI's important mission;
  • $50 Pampers a Woman for the Holidays - A gift of self-care for a Center         member at the Ooh La Lah Beauty Lounge, a Center co-tenant and partner;
  • $150 buys a first aid and emergency response kit  for the Center
  • $250  sponsors  OWC's December workshops  – "Uplifting your Spirits for       the Holidays"
  • $500  sponsors one workshop series in early 2016. Planned series include:     Know Your Rights; Reclaiming Personal Power; Self Defense for Women.

Donate online at www.WomensCentersIntl.org/donate/. Consider a monthly subscription donation to take  the bother out of your dedication!

Mail a check to 2811 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94608 (with checks we don't pay fees!) 

Business Sponsorships are welcome! For information, please contact Susan@WomensCentersIntl.org

One of OWC's members said it best:  "This is exactly what I needed!  This is going to change my life and make a better life for my family." Yvonne D. 

"Nothing's gonna change til the power's rearragned / and we put ourselves again in women's hands."  Lyrics by woman warrior Betsy Rose

$625

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gary Gillespie

    $25

  • Angela & Anthony LeFall

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $75

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    $25

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6% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $625 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Angela & Anthony LeFall

Angela & Anthony LeFall

DONATION: $500

We are fortunate to be able to share that with which we have been blessed. 3 years ago

Gary Gillespie

Gary Gillespie

DONATION: $25

Terrific group doing terrific work! 3 years ago