Fall has arrived and the holiday season is fast approaching. Many of us will have the opportunity and choice to spend time with friends and family, to exchange gifts or to celebrate in a variety of fashions. Others in the world will not be so fortunate.
An organization recently came to our attention that we thought important to share. Women for Women International supports women in war-torn regions with financial and emotional aid, job-skills training, rights education and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives.
Since it's creation, Women for Women International has empowered over 153,000 survivors of war, distributed $42 million in direct aid, micro credit loans and other program services. Supporters can contribute resources, time and energy to help make the future brighter for thousands of women survivors - one woman at a time. There are a number of ways to become involved and if you so choose, sponsorship is as little as $27 per month.
The art quilting and textile art industry is dominated primarily by women and we are all fortunate to have the freedom of mind to create, enjoy and appreciate art. This is not always the case in other parts of the world, but women who previously had nothing have now been given hope by Women for Women International.
To learn more about this worthwhile organization we encourage you to visit their website at www.womenforwomen.org.