100 WIDOW STRONG INITIATIVE
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:
We are looking for:
100 Widows doing $1,000,
1000 Widows doing $100,
Partner with friends to do smaller amounts
Since Day One, it’s been widows who have built, want this, need this, who use their time, talent and treasures to keep our doors open. But we struggle every month because we’ve never fully gotten to the lean start up budget, little alone our fully functioning budget based on our strategic plan. It seems people send us widows from everywhere, but not enough money to function and cover our expenses, staff and program needs. It takes a MINIMUM of $125,000 to run this organization at a basic level. But last year we raised $75,000. We’ve increased the women, chapters, events and online support presence organically and by word of mouth.
We can’t serve more women without more 501c3 nonprofit help and resources. Any amount is appreciated, and all donations are tax deductible.
We strive to educate and advocate those that think that grief can easily be handled through support from family and friends, or a grief support group. We are here for those that need more… from those who have walked the same journey and have found a way to thrive.
In some cases, society thinks someone else is donating … but often they aren’t… or that religious organizations handle grief groups. In actuality, most do not have services available due to thinking there is not a big need or do not have the leadership to guide it. Grief groups mostly focus on your immediate grief and do not help widows regain their life after such a tragic loss.
THAT IS WHERE MODERN WIDOWS CLUB IS STANDS IN THE GAP.
Few people understand that losing a spouse is the number one most stressful life event, an all affront attack on women’s health. It’s so invisible and misunderstood. Advocacy has become our third level of service to the community. We hope things change soon, because 30,000 widows follow us online and at our 23 chapters, 1849 ladies found a face to face community in 2018. We believe THIS is something good. You may email me for more info at email@example.com with questions and thoughts. We want a total revival for serving, educating, inspiring and creating leaders and mentors until we hit #onemillionwidows