International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. One way to celebrate this day is to give back to female-focused nonprofits. Here are some ideas for local and national organization that could use your support today!
- Domestic Violence Agencies
There are a number of agencies in the Kansas City Metro that aim to eliminate domestic violence and support victims. Here are just a few:
Check out the links above to learn more about donating or volunteering!
2. Dress for Success
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Donate gently used clothes, money, or your time! Click here to learn more.
3. Bra Couture KC
Bra Couture KC raises funds for uninsured/underinsured cancer patients in the greater Kansas City area who cannot pay for their cancer supplies such as cancer medication, transportation to treatment, prosthetics, wigs, surgical supplies, lymphedema services and garments, and their basic life expenses during treatment.
4. Girls Inc.
Girls Inc. is a nonprofit organization “inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.” They promote healthy living and positive body image; academic enrichment and guidance; and assistance building overall life skills “that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent, and fulfilling lives.”
5. Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech. They help girls in primary and secondary school learn coding from beginner to advanced levels in a supportive and fun environment built on sisterhood, encouraging girls “to see themselves as computer scientists.”
6. She Should Run
She Should Run is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office. She Should Run not only encourages women from all backgrounds to run for office, they help make it happen. Additionally, they teach young girls about women’s ongoing barriers to political office and how to overcome them.
Happy International Women’s Day!