You make a difference when you purchase an intentional piece of jewelry from Asha Blooms. We donate a portion of all sales to two nonprofits: Washington Women In Need, based nearby in Seattle; and the Girls Opportunity Alliance, because the narrative of young girls around the world desperately needs to change.
Why These Two Organizations?
Washington Women In Need (WWIN) believes that a woman has the wisdom and freedom to make her own choices and design her own future. We wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. WWIN provides financial grants to women in Washington state who are ready for transformational change in two categories: education and health care. Since it's a high impact grant program, all a woman has to do is be 18 years old, have lived in this state for three months to a year, and apply. The education grant funds tuition and books for students attending college and universities in Washington, and the health care gap grant funds selected health care services that are not covered by Medicare or the state's low income program.
Carol, one of the co-founders of Asha Blooms, went to college on a variety of income- and merit-based scholarships and grants. She also came from a humble, low income bracket background, so she knows firsthand what it's like to want to get a degree, but not necessarily have the means to do so. While going to college isn't the path for everyone, it does give people an opportunity they may have not had or have even been exposed to.
We support young girls and women being sustainable and finding their own paths. WWIN helps offer opportunity and life-changing experiences. Please support us as we we support them.
The Girls Opportunity Alliance (formerly the Global Girls Alliance), a program of the Obama Foundation, seeks to empower adolescent girls around the world through education as well as working with the grassroots leaders working to educate them. Throughout the world, girls are undervalued. It's heartbreaking to see, but we can do something about it. Please join us as we support this organization's aim for change by way of education and transformation.
Photo credits: photo of the girl on this page by Les Anderson via Unsplash