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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Human Services, Job Training, Single Parent Agencies

Mission: Women Identity Purpose (WIP) is dedicated to connecting and advancing women to improve their families' quality of life through increased wealth, health and education.

Results: We build relationships with our community partners in order to target more women. In the recent past, some of the things we have done are: *Given away money toward educational expenses; *Raised funds for Christmas gifts cards for struggling mothers *Faciliated a back-to-school supply drive for an underfunded public school. *Provided workshop presenters for resume writing, interviewing skills, healthy living, etc... *Our largest Grady McKnight financial award has been $1600 to an individual. We have given out our Grady McKnight financial awards in 2009 (Monica Hopkins), 2011(Elizabeth Manoa) and 2012 (Antoinette Walker) and 2013 (Michelle Malone)

Target demographics: improve the economic sufficiency of Women and their families.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Women attending a program of higher education, or a female entrepreneurs.

Geographic areas served: Memphis ,TN, Chicago, IL and Thailand...expanding as our project expand.

Programs: Year of Donation Program: This involves connecting with local nonprofits in our service area to help obtain donations-in-kind and contributions for their efforts. Grady McKnight Financial Award: College/Small Business/Expanding Awareness

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Rose Hines and I would like to thank all of you for the work you do. My daughter entered me in the contest for Mother's Day. Even though I did not win, I won just the same. The flowers that were sent in my daughter's name are simply beautiful. The unique basket is something I will keep long after the flowers are gone. I just wanted to thank all of you and to encourage each of you to keep up the good work that you do. Thank you so much and may God bless each of you!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Volunteers were great for our event! Very interactive with children and families who were getting photos made with Santa. A big help in making sure our newest event component ran smoothly!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Women Identity Purpose (WIP) is geared toward the overall well being of all women. If there is a need WIP is there. Whether the need involves helping another agency or nonprofit meet its staffing needs for a particular event that speaks to the mission of WIP OR if the need involves WIP hosting an event just to encourage women of all backgrounds....where there is a need WIP is always available to step in and help. I've attended several events and I've always left more motivated and inspired not only to do more in my own life but in the life of others.