I am impressed with Gloria Taylor's efforts in helping families (that otherwise have nowhere to turn) thrive and prosper through her efforts in Community Women Against Hardship. I have participated in the various fundraisers for this worthy charitable organization, and I am in awe of the tremendous effort put forth by all its volunteers to accomplish its mission. I have seen firsthand the center from which the charity is run and how generous donations are put to good use to help families get the help they need to have a fighting chance in these especially difficult times. I am also impressed with the cultural and educational programs (like the Jazz music program) that elevate this organization beyond just a typical "charity" helping those less fortunate. Kudos to CWAH for infusing these elements. I will continue to support this worthwhile organization as long as it is still going.
Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) is responsible for providing countless young women and their families in the St. Louis area a fresh start. What I like most about CWAH is they don't acknowledge the words can't or impossible. They only know can and possible! Gloria Taylor is an awesome leader. I was impressed with her and the organization the minute I met her. Her energy is amazing, her compassion immeasurable. CWAH is sowing into the future by providing tutoring children and also developing an appreciation for Jazz music. They even have a "boutique" where parents may get items for themselves, their children and their household. I like the way Gloria just doesn't accept "any type" of donation when it comes to furniture or clothing to give to her clients, she wants the best for them because she is giving them her best and expects the best from them.
I have been a volunteer for Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) for over ten years. The fervor and zeal that the volunteers possess is undeniably contagious. It mirrors the commitment and passion of the Executive Director. I love this organization because of the work that is done for children and families in need. CWAH provides shelter, clothing, food, counseling and educational services. Every city should have a Community Women Against Hardship, an organization who really understands how our current economic situation has adversely affected all of us, especially children and families in need.
I am so very impressed by Community Women Against Hardship and the services that they provide to the community--helping families struggling with poverty issues learn to become more self sufficient. In addition to helping the parents, they also help the children learn of a better life. From the transitional housing program, which helps people on the path to home ownership, to the after-school and Jazz programs, CWAH teaches families that hard-work is the key to success and that they are respected and valued.
Community Women Against Hardship has literally has aided in changing my life. Qualifying for services was not hard. Picking 3 services that they provide was. I choose their fitness and nutrition classes which were informative and when put to use, very effective. In 8 sessions I've lost 8 pounds. Also taking Therapy sessions which has really helped me mentally get ready for the type of life I'd like to live and support has put me on a road of success I couldn' have imagine for myself and family 4 months ago. Being involved, fully participating, and being on time has put me on lone to work at a major hospital here in St. Louis. My children have more structure, happiness, and higher self esteem. Also I've gotten to experience events I never knew existed like Jazz at the Bistro, which I've really enjoyed and met lovely people. While going through hard times and at the beginning not being able to pay my utilities they also helped there. Keeping my mind focus enough to keep advocating for my son's education , who has Asperger's Autism and Epilepsy of which they've been supportive in advice in that situation which has had a very positive outcome. Now I'm looking forward to the walk a thon that's being held on May 7th. CWAH has helped my family's emotional, spiritual, financial, artistic, educational, and social needs. I couldn't ask for a better organization (family) to belong to.
This organization does a great job with little resources. I work with this group who are very passionate about making a difference in people's life one day at a time. I watch some of the board members work 12 to 16 hous a day tring to make this a success.
I have volunteered to help with one of their fundraiser. I helped with the annual walk-a thon. This is a small group of people who try to educate people of all cultures to walk to raise money to make a difference in people's life.
They had major health groups on hand to educate people on everything heart, eyes, Hiv and other illnesses.
My children and I joined a summer program of CWAH. My children loved the program and at the end of the program we went on a trip to Atlanta Georgia last summer. My family was in awe when we went into the Altanta's aquarium. It was so beautiful and my children and I learned a great deal from the trip. We were able to touch stringrays, learned about sharks, jellfish and the coral reef.
We also went to Spellman College and Morehouse. It was the first time my children were on a college campus. The trip exposure my children to so much we all are better because of the exposure.
I received a phone call from a lady who told me I was selected to be a family of CWAH. She told me her organization would give a hand up to help me. The day she called was the day after my gas was cut off and I had received a final electric bill. I was also wondering how I can make Christmas different from the last few years.
I actually was very skeptic when she called. Who would volunteer to help a total stranger. I was hoping she was telling the truth. I soon found out she was. The first thing she did was have me call this agency who helped get my gas back on and pay down my elctric bill.
I have been donating to this organization for at least 15 years. This is a small group of volunteers and their executive director are dedicated to making our community a better place. I enjoy going to their fundraisers. They are always so entertaining.
I always enjoy their fall gala. It is so much fun and the music is great!!! They also have an auction. The items are great. I enjoy giving to this group because I have personally seen them work miracles with little to no money. They give so much to try to impact the quality of life for some low income families.