Last week I took time out to go to a fundraising event for Vermont Works for Women with my friend Ann. Bluebird Tavern, a restaurant in Burlington offering a largely local food menu, donated 10% of all sales to the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and education women and girls. It was a welcome opportunity to take a much needed break and to eat, drink and catch up with a friend (my kind of fundraising!).
If you haven’t heard of Vermont Works for Women yet, check them out. VWW is a truly incredible non-profit organization, whose mission is to help women and girls “recognize their potential and explore, pursue and excel in work that leads to economic independence”.
Founded in the late 80’s, they help women surpass obstacles that can prevent them from earning a sustainable and livable wage, by educating them about nontraditional career opportunities in construction, renewable energy, and law enforcement. They also offer job training and employment to women transitioning from welfare and incarceration, including a mentoring program to help them successfully navigate the rebuilding of their lives. Additionally, programs like Rosie’s Girls, a “trades exploration” camp, empowers young girls to realize their potential and explore areas they may have never had exposure to before. Some of their most successful programs have been replicated across the nation.
If you want to help support the building of stronger women and a stronger community, please consider making a donation today.