Recently I volunteered at the 17th annual Atlanta Women's Foundation Numbers Too Big to Ignore Fundraising Luncheon on behalf of SPANX hosted by Elizabeth Noe and Ingrid Saunders Jones. The Atlanta Women's Foundation's mission is to be a positive catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls to end generational poverty. Generational poverty encompasses not only financial struggles but also educational, parental, spiritual and more. AWF is the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated only to women and girls. SPANX donated $10,000 to the foundation and gifted each supporter in attendance with limited edition "Yellow Poppy" colored Power Panties! See how you can give to AWF here!
Guest speaker Susan L. Taylor, Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine for three decades (Fashion & Beauty, Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Director) and Founder of National Cares Mentoring Movement (Essence Cares), spoke a powerful message of the importance of self love to truly be capable of fully giving to others. She encourages us all to take care of ourselves first, mentally and physically, so we are able to do the same for others.
The National Cares Mentoring Movement (Essence Cares)
is a mentoring program geared towards uplifting, empowering and
educating the under-resourced children of our nation. The program is
viewed as a, "low cost, high yield solution to a growing crisis". It is
proven that 98% of children who are mentored stay in school, avoid
pregnancy and stay away from drugs and gangs. Find out how you can become a mentor in your city!
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