Recognizing Monmouth Women on Mar 8

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Raised by 32 people in 18 months
A Day Without Women: Show Your Support for Monmouth County Women

Join us in recognizing and supporting women in Monmouth County whose daily work serves the needs of other women within our community.

On March 8th, women around the world will take part in A Day Without Women by pausing contributions to their homes and workplaces in order to shed light on the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.

The Women’s March recognizes that some women are not able to step away for a day, such as those who are single mothers, those facing economic insecurity and those whose provide essential community services. We strike for them.

In the spirit of supporting women, particularly those whose daily jobs help support women within our community, Huddle groups in the shore area of Monmouth County are organizing lunch on March 8th for women at local organizations that serve women including area shelters and Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury. 

Although purchases during A Day Without Women are discouraged, exceptions include local, women-owned small businesses. In accordance with these guidelines, lunch will be catered by et al Fine Foods, a small business run by Kim Ramin in Highlands, NJ.

We ask that you join us in recognizing and supporting these women. Your donation will help us provide a meal for women at local community organizations, and all additional contributions will go directly to these organizations.  

What is a Huddle?
Following their international march on January 21st, organizers of the Women’s March have continued the movement with their 10 Actions in 100 Days plan. Action 2 encourages women to form “Huddles” in their neighborhoods and communities. Several have formed throughout Monmouth county to help sustain action toward a healthier, more inclusive and more equitable community.
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Thank you to everyone who donated and allowed us to show support and kindness to 100 women in our area! And special thanks to Kim Ramin from et al Fine Foods in Highlands who supplemented our fundraising efforts and prepared and delivered 100 meals with 36 hours notice!

The staff and families we fed were incredibly appreciative.

For context, Linkages, 180 and the local PP office had never had an offer like this before - giving has traditionally been monetary at a organizational level. And I'm glad we were able to show our support directly to the women on the front lines - those fighting to make a better life for their families and those who work at organizations that serve women.

I'll keep you posted on our next initiative to make the world a kinder and more supportive place!

Thank you again.
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UPDATE: WE'VE ADDED DINNER FOR 2 LOCAL WOMEN'S SHELTERS!

Along with lunch for staffers at the Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury, we are pleased to tell you that we will also be providing dinner for staff and families at two women's shelters in Monmouth Country -- 180 Turning Lives Around in Hazlet and Catholic Charities' Linkages Transitional Housing Program in Tinton Falls. These two organizations are excited and appreciative of our outreach.

With this addition, we're looking at feeding over 100 people! That's just a FEW more than we were initially expecting and a bit more per person than we initially estimated, so we're increasing our goal to $1,700.

We would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone at et al Fine Food, who have been very patient and helpful as we've worked through the logistics of food donation to these organizations. Their catering staff is working hard to prepare all these additional meals with less than 24 hour notice and et al owner Kim Ramin has generously offered to offset some of our cost so that our fundraising efforts in will go even further!

And another big THANK YOU to those who have donated! Please be sure to share this page on Facebook if you haven't already.

About 180 Turning Lives Around
180 Turning Lives Around is a private non-profit organization dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. At 180, we have served individuals and families who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence since 1976. Our caring staff provides immediate and long-term support in assisting clients with the trauma they have experienced, while supporting them in obtaining services and making decisions that will turn their lives around. www.180nj.org

About Catholic Charities’ Linkages Transitional Housing Program
Transition housing program and case management for families at risk. All referrals must come from the Monmouth County Board of Social Services. https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/services/children-families/
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Ashley Eiler
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Great work, Christy!

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Rachael Shwom
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Love that you are doing this.

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What a great cause. Amazing how it was planned in such a short amount of time.

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