The nonprofit, which I founded in 2011 in Orlando, Modern Widows Club has a new fundraising initiative called #100WidowStrong Since grants, fundraisers, competitions and asks from the community aren’t seeing how vital it is to serve women in widowhood, we are asking widows themselves to help us. We are asking 100 Widow Strong to help us rise to the occasion and secure our 2019 with either:
100 widows donating $1000,
or 1000 widows donating $100
WHAT IS A MODERN WIDOW?
A “Modern Widow” is a woman of ANY AGE who has lost her spouse, and dealing with the modern times of managing a household, perhaps raising young children, and thinking about how to survive on her own. The “Modern Widow” may have her days of sadness when a memory overwhelms her, but she does not get stuck in the grief… but uses it to remind herself that her loved one is with her every day, and gives her strength to continue on life’s journey. Do these ladies look like they are stuck in their grief? They aren’t… because all of them have been impacted by Modern Widows Club and are thriving! We may have lost our loved one, but we have not lost our zest for life and we strive to make an impact on someone else who may be going through the same struggles.
What Makes MWC Different Than Other “Grief” Groups?
We do not call ourselves a “grief group” because we do much more than remain in our grief. Yes, we do help those newly widowed through the grieving process, however we go beyond that and help educate, encourage and empower widows to live thankful in every moment, and be able to thrive in society again.
Carolyn and our many leaders throughout the country pour their heart into other women who are walking the same journey, and we all come out empowered, more resilient and enjoy every moment of life that we have been given!