One of the principles that sets women business owners apart is the fact that they give more, and more often to charitable causes. WOWOBs also tend to consider families and the effect their decisions have on them.
As an organization WOWOB wants to Walk the Walk,
We have partnered with The Singletons (thesingletonsaz.org) for a fun fall campaign.
The Singletons’ (formerly Singleton moms) goal is to provide practical assistance for single parent families facing a cancer diagnosis. This assistance is a powerful weapon against the extra stress and burdens cancer places on a single parent household.
The Singleton’s provides this practical assistance in a variety of ways, two of these are cash to help with on going expenses, and the “Bare Necessities” – everyday household items that generally cannot be purchased with food stamps or other assistance money.
WOWOB will be helping in 2 ways:
First, we will participate in the “YOUR WAY SingletonsVirtual 5K“, a fun way to raise funds without the usual hassles of a traditional 5K. You don’t have to raise donations, just register with a one-time fee of $29, and best of all you don’t have to run the whole 5K, just do it anyway and at any time you want. (details are here: coming soon). WOWOB will be fielding a team to raise funds, so when you register list WOWOB as your team.
The second portion will be collection boxes set up at WOWOB member locations to collect “bare necessities”.
During the month of October, select members will request bare necessity items be placed in collection boxes. These items will then be donated to The Singletons.
To close out the collection process we will have a “Finish Line” event. All members who participated in the Virtual 5k will run across the finish line. We will also make a presentation of all donated items. We want to make this a fun well attended event.
September 1, 2018 – Registration opens for Virtual 5K.
October 1, 2018 – Bare Necessities collection starts.
October 31, 2018 – Bare Necessities collection ends.
November 10, 2018 – Closing event at The Singleton’s – 5K finish line, and delivery of Bare Necessities collections.