Mother’s Day List: Part Two

On Friday I posted organizations involved helping mostly women and children. Here is the second part with more azaleas to brighten your day!

 

Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger – PO Box 96119, Washington, DC 20090 (mazon.org) – I visited Mazon at their Los Angeles office several years ago and support their efforts to fight hunger where you might not expect: US veterans, Native American communities, hungry students on college campuses, senior citizens, and through their Emerging Advocacy Fund, among other projects. Their newsletter on addressing hunger in communities where hunger is very high is informative and uplifting! With (unbelievably!) nearly one in eight Americans struggling with hunger, their work is important.

National Center for Lesbian Rights-870 Market St., Ste. 370, San Francisco, CA 94102 (www.NCLRights.org)- This organization promotes Justice, Equality, Fairness, and HOPe, demanding nothing less for every LGBTQ person. Every person deserves to be allowed to live in peace, whatever lifetstyle is chosen. This organization has a legal team to make sure lesbians have equal rights in housing, jobs, etc.

National Council of Jewish Women– (Like Mazon above, this is a Jewish organization that helps people regardless of their religious affiliations.) Address for general inquiries:
2055 L St, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036 (action@ncjw.org)

  • This mission statement is on their website: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
  • Also, “We create alliances and provide leadership both within the Jewish community and across all faiths and racial and ethnic groups to give voice to our common causes.”

National Women’s Health Network– 1413 K St., Ste. 400, Washington, DC 20005 (www.nwhn.org)-  The goal of NWHN is to provide women with the correct knowledge “to make informed decisions about their own healthcare.” Their brochure listed three areas of advocacy/activism for 2018: raising women’s voices for health care, Expanding Medicare, and challenging dangerous drugs and devices for women. These are important issues!

 

National Women’s History Museum– Still advocating for a permanent home, the NWHM (www.womenshistory.org)  has administrative offices: 205 S. Whiting St., Ste. 254, Alexandria,VA 22304 and their website to keep us informed of their projects, such as the Sojourner Truth Online Exhibit, Star -Spangled Heart: Women in Military Service during WWII, and Electronic Field Trips. IN their mailing was a colorful brochure featuring “Legends and Trailblazers” such as Lucille Ball, Cokie Roberts, and Sallie Ride.  Great stuff!

Pathfinder International – 9 Galen St., Watertown, MA, 02472 (www.pathfinder.org) Their letter has their philosophy at the top as: ” Sexual and reproductive health without fear or boundary.” Every 90 seconds another woman will die in pregnancy or childbirth, so non-profit Pathfinder International helps women in developing countries assume control of their reproductive health. Important to know, since 1/3 of the deaths could be prevented if women who want birth control could have it. This is important information.

Physicians for Human Rights256 West 38th St., 9th Floor, New York, NY, 100018 (phr.org).I learned from their letter to me that this organization shared in the 1997 Nobel Peace to end the scourge of land mines that has maimed many children. Currently, they are currently investigating and documenting the psychological trauma if children separated from their parents seeking asylum here in the US.

Planned Parenthood – 123 William St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038 (ppaction.org)
This organization’s Action Fund works to advocate access to birth control, safe and legal abortion, sex education, and even cancer screening and other essential care. In some states, women are not given access to these health concerns. Women have the right to make decisions about their own bodies.

Women for Women International -200 M Street NW, Ste 200, Washington, DC, 20036
(womenforwomen.org.) This non-profit organization helps female survivors of violence. The info I received notes that “women are 70% of the world’s farmers, produce 90% of the world’s staple food crops, and yet own less than 2% of the land.” This organization won the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize for  it role that “significantly alleviates human suffering.” (First women’s organization to have this honor.)  You may want to check out the website for their “Butterfly Revolution:”

Wishing you a happy, healthful, joyous Mother’s Day!

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