"Empower a Women, Empower a Community"
Imagine... being asked "what do you need?", rather than being told “this is what we offer."
Anne’s Haven is a 501(c)(3) women-centric nonprofit organization that has supported all women on the Chicago-land area. Over the past four years, Anne’s has served over a thousand women in Chicago each year. Women of a wide range of background, while having the biggest impact on low-income and Latina women. We provide women a safe space where they can learn from and support one another. Some of our previous programs have included: financial planning seminars, support groups, vendor markets, yoga classes, mom meet ups and improv nights.
The inability to host programs or private parties due to the corona virus pandemic has impacted Anne’s Haven. We need your help to continue to provide a vibrant environment for women to come together and empower each other. We ask that you consider supporting our cause. This year our campaign’s goal is $15,000.
Funds from the campaign will be used to expand and enhance our existing programs. Anne’s Haven
relies on support of generous donors such as you. Your donation will help ensure our future.
Anne’s Haven (501)(c)(3) was inspired by a beautiful soul with the aim to cultivate the power of women. Prior to the current corona virus pandemic, Anne’s was a space for women to cultivate both their passions and meaningful relationships with one-another. This space has seen the seeds of women-owned businesses come to life and celebrations of art and community bring people together. In this time of needing to be apart yet still wanting to feel close, we are asking for donations to help us meet the continued, and growing needs of our community. Please consider contributing to our Go Fund Me goal so that this dynamic community of women in the Chicago-land area can rise through supporting each other’s dreams, experience sisterhood, and provide tangible resources as much as possible.
When Janet Giangrasse told the story of Anne’s Haven, she spoke about filling a community need. At that time, she said, there was no place in Portage Park devoted wholly to encouraging entrepreneurship and connection in all women. Her goal in 2016 was to create a refuge “where women can come help one another emotionally, physically, or professionally” in memory of her mother. "She was so great at art and storytelling and business and loved teaching special needs children on the South side of Chicago. But after raising five daughters, she soon found the opportunities to continue growing were very limited." Giangrasse said. Through Anne’s Haven, women have a place to go to become entrepreneurs – to learn, try something out, and become a powerful influence.
Now, in 2021, the pandemic rages on and threatens the well being of the community at large. Yet, Anne’s Haven hasn’t given up on the women in the Chicago-land area. Equipped with the new 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, Anne’s is gearing up to give back more than ever before with new programming, propelled by your donations. Whether attending a financial planning seminar, a support group, vendor market, yoga class, mom’s meetup, or an improv night, women who visit Anne’s Haven leave with new ideas, fresh perspectives and renewed inspiration.
Funds and proceeds will be dedicated to the logistics of keeping the lights on as well as
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