Invest in Health, Safety & Security for Women

Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money for Chicago Foundation for Women (CFW), and any donation will help make impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

Help Chicago Foundation for Women invest in women and girls. I’ll match your gifts up to $500.

For more than 30 years, Chicago Foundation for Women  has worked to help women and girls in the Chicago region.

They focus on the top three issues that affect women’s lives today:

·      Work and economic security. A woman supporting a family in the Chicago area is 20 times more likely than a man to be earning the minimum wage—or less.
·      Freedom from violence. One in seven women has been physically threatened. One in three of those women has been battered.
·      Access to health. Breast cancer is not linked to race or income, but breast cancer survival is.

Last year, working with more than 3,000 donors and local partners on the front lines, they funded 160 projects serving over 51,000 women, girls, transgender and gender nonconforming people across the Chicago region.

Besides operating their own programs and funding others, Chicago Foundation for Women:

·      Provides wraparound support for other programs
·      Offers training, from marketing to capacity-building, and women’s leadership initiatives
·      Educates and advocates, speaking up for women and girls

When you invest in women and girls, you invest in stronger, more stable families and communities:

·      You develop capable workers, people who produce more, save more, and spend more, right now and 30 years from now
·      You raise a generation of healthier kids with brighter futures
·      You lower the cost of everything from public safety to social services to healthcare

When I was growing up, the two strongest people in my life were my mother and my maternal grandmother. I learned about strength from my grandmother, a single mother and proud union garment worker. My mother was a firm believer in treating everyone equally, fairly, without judging them—and she lived what she believed. Even as a child, I was keenly aware of the daily inequality they faced, lived with, worked around… The current political climate not only highlights the continuing inequalities and dangers women face—the problems are being willfully increased.

Please make a donation, whatever you can. I will match all donations up to a total of $500.

I am able to do this thanks to the generosity of my workplace, 88 Brand Partners  and their annual Regifting Project. Each year, the company gives each employee $500 and sends us forth to do good in our community. This is my project.


Terry Boyd 
Chicago, IL
Chicago Foundation for Women (Cfw) 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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