Message from Louise: Working Together for Change in the Giving Circle
Change’ll do you good… in more ways than one!
As we strive to make positive changes to ourselves, inside and out, that encompass the whole woman, including making connections and even life-long friends through our involvement with Local Chapters, we need to consider the bigger picture. And, that is: The importance of coming together as women to inspire and make effective change, while creating a positive impact on society – and some donation “change” in the process.
It’s important that we do our part. That’s where the NAPW Foundation comes in to change the face of NAPW and the goals of our Local Chapters around the country. The Foundation’s mission is simple and impactful – to make a difference in the lives of women and girls through service, sisterhood and self-help. And, as you already know our philanthropic partners include the American Heart Association, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Dress For Success and Girls Inc.
Historically women have been strong philanthropic givers, volunteering their time and donating money to issues, causes and campaigns for awareness. The NAPW Foundation’s calendar of events encourages these ideas as a model which creates a sort of “giving circle,” if you will, because doing something good for others is believed to come back to you tenfold. This in turn strengthens our souls, increases our confidence and enables us to make significant contributions to society, allowing us to foster a common ground for women to tear down barriers and build an even more impactful networking environment while helping others.
Through monthly themed Local Chapter charitable events, we will continue to make a difference. As Star Jones, NAPW President and National Spokesperson, believes, “Give as good as you get… or even better!” And, NAPW believes that social responsibility should be part of everyone’s life. As the great leader Mahatma Ghandi said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Through numerous fundraisers, special events and donation drives, NAPW Local Chapters are already raising awareness of issues affecting our communities and the world.
NAPW Local Chapter Binghamton “Cooking for a Cause”
NAPW Collegeville Local Chapter Hunger Awareness Month Event
(front) Nina Baca, Patricia Williams, Roxanna Flores, Nicky Dare, Marian Gorman, Ashley Butler, Linda Butler, Maria Valencia
(back) Non-members from Santa Clarita and Simi Valley
Annual WE Build, Women Empowerment, Habitat For Humanity —
The Santa Clarita Chapter opens new doors for women!
As we move forward, our “giving circle” will expand ever wider as we strive to make a difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere.
Yes, change’ll do you good!
NAPW National Director of Chapters
NYC Local Chapter President