Support and Serve
Together, we work to assist organizations that help women and girls escape from societal, political, or economic limitations based on their gender. We raise funds for organizations that work in the Puget Sound as well as those that work internationally by holding congregational benefits that combine a delicious complimentary meal with learning and the opportunity to give. We also perform service projects such as collection of baby items or sanitary supplies for selected organizations
Tuesday Mornings 9:00 am: Supporting Planned Parenthood (ongoing in 2018)
Join us in front of the Planned Parenthood Health Center in Lynnwood to show support for the services they provide and the people who rely on them.
- We meet on the sidewalk outside Planned Parenthood’s offices at 19505 76th Avenue W in Lynnwood. Planned Parenthood is located behind the Royal India restaurant at 196th St SW and 76th Ave W.
- Parking is available on 76th Ave W and 195th St SW. Please do not use the Planned Parenthood parking lot.
- Most of us bring homemade signs that indicate support of Planned Parenthood and women’s reproductive rights.
Obstetric Fistula – ongoing from 2011
$2705 was donated from 2013-2016 to One by One, a Seattle based organization that helps women in Africa be cured of this debilitating condition.
Pathways for Women – ongoing from 2016
Small gift items are donated each June and December for women in housing transition who are served by the YWCA of Everett.
The Malala Fund, Supporting Every Girl’s Right to an Education– Benefit Dinner, May 2018
$3300 was raised to help Syrian refugee girls, as well as girls in South Asia, achieve a quality high school education. “Syrian refugee girls are #notlost — not if they have education.
Girl Power Book drive, October 2017
100 new books were collected for Tomorrow’s Hope Child Development Center in Everett, which serves children who are homeless or in housing transition.
Keeping Girls in School: Days for Girls – Benefit and Concert, March 2017
$3400 was donated to help teen girls in Africa remain in school by providing reusable feminine kits and teaching about hygiene. Our donation will help the Edmonds chapter establish a program in Swaziland.
REST – Real Escape from the Sex Trade – Benefit Dinner, October 2016
$2900 was contributed to REST, which provides direct services to some of the hundreds of women and girls who are sold for sex each night in our area. REST also works to reduce the demand for sex workers.
Syrian Refugees Women’s Sewing Project – Benefit Dinner, March 2016
$3700 was donated to the Seattle-based Salaam Cultural Museum for their Sewing Project at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which teaches the refugee women to sew and to market their finished pieces
Syrian Refugees – Baby Box Drive, May 2016
Baby items such as clothing for infants, diapers, bibs, and blankets was collected for distribution at the Zaatari refugee camp by the Salaam Cultural Museum
Serving Children in Housing Transition: Tomorrow’s Hope – Benefit Dinner, October 2016
$2,400 was raised to meet the critical needs of homeless and low-income children for quality daycare in Snohomish County.
Avoiding Child Marriage through the Landesa Girls Project – Benefit Dinner, March 2015
$2700 was raised to help provide micro-plots to girls in West Bengal, India, and to teach them about farming, nutrition, and property rights. The resulting income helps them stay in school, decreases child marriage, and combats malnutrition.
Building Leadership: Young Women Empowered – Benefit Dinner, November 2014
$2300 was raised to help teen women in the Puget Sound build confidence, resilience, and leadership skills. Half of the youth served are immigrants and 85% are young women of color.
Helping Homeless Women: Mary’s Place – Paper Drive, May 2014
Personal care items, which are in short supply for homeless women, were collected for donation to Mary’s Place.
Indigenous Mexican Women: Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Fund – Benefit Dinner, March 2014
$2450 was raised to help support a seamstress cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico, providing educational opportunities and other benefits important for learning such as eye exams and glasses.
$3964 was raised to help homeless women rebuild their lives at Mary’s Place day shelter.
Educating Afghan Girls – Benefit for Sahar, March 2013
Our donation helped Sahar provide educational opportunities for Afghan children and build connections between Afghans and Americans.
Combating Sex Trafficking in Puget Sound – Benefit for Youthcare, October 2012
$1044 was donated to YouthCare’s Bridge shelter which provides beds and services to youth who have been trafficked
Gift Bags for Refugee Women Survivors of domestic violence – 2011-2014
Small gift bags (24 per year) were given to graduates of the Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) classes in domestic violence.
Supporting Women Survivors of War: Women for Women International – March, 2011
$1700 was donated to help provide women survivors of war and civil strife with the resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency