We had a very successful fundraiser for Blackstone Valley WomenAid lst night at Pizzeria Uno's! I'm not sure what the final tally was, but a lot of people came to "eat for the cause!" Thanks to all of my friends and co-workers who joined us! It was cool to know so many people at the restaurant at one time. Brian always teases me about knowing someone everywhere I go, but this brings it to a whole new level!!
Blackstone Valley WomenAid's motto is "Keeping Families Healthy and in their Homes." For anyone who doesn't know what WomenAid is, here is a short overview: WomenAid is a group of women who provide short-term financial assistance for people in need. In order to qualify for assistance, you must have a verifier request the money. Basically, the program is for people who don't qualify for bigger financial help programs, and just need a small boost. Some examples of things that we would fund: a security deposit for a family coming out of a shelter and moving into an apartment, a single mom needs her car repaired in order to work and take her kids to school, a family without health insurance needs a prescription for antibiotics for their child but can't afford them. These are just a few examples. Our Blackstone Valley chapter is just getting off the ground, we hope to be able to start giving grants by the end of the year. The three of us are really excited about getting closer to our goals!
For more information, you can go to our website here.