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 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.
I have donated money to a great deal of charities but this is the first non-for-profit that made me want to give of myself and my time. This entity not only feeds low income families but they also feed their emotions, and their minds. I was cleaning the center one day when they had one of their programs for non-violence. The program dealt with anger management. It was teaching people how to deal with conflict resolutions.
They had a expert who learned from Dr. Martin Luther King non-violence center in Atlanta. He gave examples and did role playing for situations that occur in people's everyday life. He had the attention of families the entire time he talk. The teenagers and the parents were able to role play with problems that were occuring in their lives. It was awesome to watch.
As a staff member of CWAH, I learn something new from [Executive Director & Founder] Gloria L. Taylor each day. She provides important services & programs to those who need them. Her love for people is genuine, and she is a source of strength in the community. She is the best at what you does. It is a privilege to be a part of Community Women Against Hardship and to know and work with Ms. Taylor.
As a staff member of CWAH, I learn something new from [Executive Director & Founder]Gloria L. Taylor] each day. She provides important services & programs to those who need them. Her love for people is genuine, and she is a source of strength in the community. She is the best at what you does. It is a privilege to be a part of Community Women Against Hardship and to know and work with Ms. Taylor.
Community Women Against Hardship (CWAH) is an organization that provides a lifeline to families who have encountered hardtimes and need a helping hand to get them on their feet CWAH adopts 20-30 families for a year and provides them with social services, educational workshops, health and nutrition programs, transitional housing in some cases, food, clothing, funiture and even paying utility bills on occasion. CWAH is an organization that every city needs. There are so many families struggling with poverty and too few organizations are providing the kind of support that CWAH is committed to.
I have volunteered for over 15 years with Community Women Against Hardship because I believe in and support their mission of providing services to help famiies improve their lifestyles. The organization does wonders with very little or not much financial support from large coperations in the community. The term making lemons from lemonade is what they do. More with less. I am totally commited to help them in any way I can because they work to help the total family improve. I feel the orgsnization is an example of the tyes of programs you are seeking to include.
This organization takes a group of 20 or more families and adopt them for a year. The families are chosen from a panel of volunteers govern by a clinical social worker. I have played Santa for each family. The community and this organization come together and purchase anything from furniture to clothes and toys for the family. They also pay gas and electric bills. It is such a great feeling to see the faces of the families light up. It means so much to these single women and men to have someone who can help them become more independent. The volunteers work very hard to make the children's Christmas special.
I am an architect. I met the founder of this nonprofit in 1988. She is a very caring woman and has the interest of women and children close to her heart. The organization takes two or three families a year and make sure they get all the help they need to get back on their feet. The organization sponsors a jazz institute where young people can learn about jazz music and instruments. The organization has a library and computer lab. But as many organizations of this type, it does not have enough financial support. However, the Founder and CEO Gloria Taylor has managed to keep things afloat since 1988. Because of the work of this nonfprofit one of the young women helped went to college. The organization takes its candidates on educational field trips with the help of a local Church that provided the bus and driver.