EFWM’s women’s group has a unique opportunity to fundraise throughout March. Will you help us make this a successful campaign?
For the entire month of March EFWM will have a campaign running on Hispanics in Philantrophy’s (HIP) website to crowdfund for our women’s group Herbal Garden Project. On March 8th, for International Women’s Day, HIP Give will match donations up to $150. Our campaign will be active for the whole month, so donations can come in at any point, even if you miss the big day. Can you make a donation? Will you help us share this opportunity with your contacts?
About our Women’s Group’s Herbal Garden Project:
Women in Grace and Action is a group of dedicated women working with EFWM to teach our community about the tradition’s women carry from generation to generation, despite leaving their motherlands. They host workshops to teach each other how to do traditional crafts and traditional dishes. Some of their most recent classes can be viewed online and include Tenango style embroidery, Salvadorian pudding, mole from Tlaxcala, and Spanish style pickled eggplant.
This spring, the group is starting a new project. The Herbal Garden Program recognizes the ecological and traditional knowledge of immigrant women in our community regarding herbal medicines. 29 women will work with herbalists, agroecologists, and other specialists to learn how to grow a sustainable herbal garden and explore the power of plants. The women will also learn how to make added value products (such as soaps, tinctures, oils, and shampoos), market them, and run a small business to supplement their income.
On March 1st, our Herbal Garden Project joined the #GoMujeres campaign on HIPGive.com. The women hope to raise $2,000 to buy the materials for their garden and for the added value products. On March 8th, for International Women’s Day, HIP Give will match all donations of $150 or less. This means that you can double your contribution by donating on this day! Additionally, HIP Give will donate $1,500 to the three organizations that fundraise the most money from individual donors.
Remember, our campaign will be active for the whole month, so donations can come in at any point, even if you miss the matching opportunity.