Local residents can visit Women’s Empowerment on May 6, Big Day of Giving, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. to write encouraging notes for future students of the program that is celebrating its 20th year of helping women experiencing homelessness find homes and jobs. In partnership with the National Council of Jewish Women Sacramento, socially distanced note-writing stations and sample notes will be set up at the center located at 1590 North A Street, Sacramento. All materials will be provided. To donate to Women’s Empowerment for Big Day of Giving on May 6 or schedule a gift beginning April 22, visit BigDayofGiving.org/Womens-Empowerment.
“Community empowerment has been critical to the success of our program over the last 20 years, and it continues to be imperative as we face new challenges in overcoming homelessness in Sacramento,” said Lisa Culp, founding executive director, Women’s Empowerment. “As our community comes together on Big Day of Giving to support local nonprofits, they also can make a difference for individual women experiencing homelessness by writing empowering notes that show their support and encouragement.”
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Women’s Empowerment provides a full eight-week employment-readiness and empowerment program, paid job training, childcare and support services so all women and their children can break the cycle of homelessness. Women’s Empowerment was featured on NBC’s The TODAY Show in 2015 for offering the most comprehensive job-readiness program in the Sacramento area designed specifically for women experiencing homelessness, and their children. The award-winning organization has graduated 1,702 women and their 3,792 children. Women’s Empowerment is funded through private donations from the community and grants. To donate: Womens-Empowerment.org.
National Council of Jewish Women Sacramento, a volunteer organization, improves the lives of women, children and families through advocacy, education and community service. To learn more or to volunteer: NCJWSac.org.