Every day the mail brings requests for donations, most of them urgent and worthwhile. The Women's Emergency Network is at the top of my list because it is small, with a clearly defined purpose. It has no grandiose slogans or mailings, and its staff of volunteers are filled with integrity. I trust WEN and believe in its good work.
I have been an Administrative Assistant for the past 5 years for WEN. Over the years I have personally seen the help WEN has given to low-income and indigent women and girls. With WEN's support, financially and emotionally these women and young girls are able to make a choice and go on with their life. Without the assistance of funds for abortions and counselling for affective birth control these women would be lost in a predictable cyle of hopelessness.
This is one of THE most effective organizations in our country. with a single, focused mission, extremely low overhead, lives can be changed at a rate that exceeds almost 90% of the not for profits in the US