Global Women's Fund Contest
PLAN USA's Global Women’s Fund is helping women in the Dominican Republic start their own sewing businesses. Donations from GFWC are combined with others, and funds are used solely for programs that center on women’s health, livelihood, education, and habitat. This program empowers women so they can empower their communities, and enables individuals to shape their own futures.
Plan USA has created an awards program to recognize GFWC club and state participation in the Global Women’s Fund Program. Plan USA will track all funds received by clubs and states through May 15, 2008. Every club and state that supports the Global Women's Fund in some way during the 2006-2008 Administration will receive a certificate of participation each year.
In addition, Plan USA will present a special award annually at GFWC's Annual International Convention to one state in each size category that donates the most funds to the Global Women’s Fund.
The club in each state federation that donates the most to the fund ($300 minimum to be eligible) will have their name placed in a random drawing each year (2007 & 2008), with the winner to be announced at the 117th Annual International Convention in Chicago in June 2008. The winning club will be allowed to select two club representatives to join a trip to country and location benefitting from fundraising efforts. All expenses (airfare, hotel, and meals while in country) will be covered by Plan USA. Winners will be responsible for any meals in transit and discretionary expenditures.
Brochures are available from Plan USA explaining the Global Women’s Fund program and how each club can become involved. Contact Gail Savoie or call 800/556-7918 ext. 1337 to request copies of the brochure for your club members.