What our members are saying:
“I was 13 when I became pregnant. My parents wouldn’t talk to me. My nurse Holly taught me everything I needed to know about my baby, but she also challenged me to believe in myself. She helped me feel like I could take control and become somebody. She made me believe that it would get better and I could overcome challenges for me and my baby.”
“I wanted to move out of the projects and provide a safe environment for my kids. WiNGS has meant so much to me because there was a time I was in such a financial crunch. I didn’t know what to do. WiNGS clarified what it is to have financial stability and educated me. In the IDA program, I saved beyond my savings goal and earned $4,000 in matched funds to purchase a home.”
“Learning to say no in order to fulfill the purpose of the business was Rhonda’s toughest challenge. She says the best thing she learned was the importance of “empowering yourself as a business owner.”
When you support WiNGS, you put women and families on the path to a better life.
WiNGS relies on caring, generous people like you to support our mission. With your help, women build confidence and skills on their path to a new life as they grow small businesses, start families or work toward financial security. Invest today!
Why We Give
“Once upon a time, I was among the working poor. It wasn’t so long ago that I can’t relate to the struggles women face today. Fortunately, through the help and encouragement of others, I was able to pull myself up and create a bigger future for myself and my family. It is a privilege to be able to give back and help those who are trying to help themselves. That’s why I give.” – Erin Botsford, President & CEO, The Botsford Group
“Programs target real women who have a real need, providing real results. That’s why I give.” – Sarah Losinger, Community Philanthropist
“We’ve both been so fortunate in our lives, it would be impossible to like who we see in the mirror each day if we didn’t give back to our community. For us the question is more about where we give than why we give. WiNGS gives us the opportunity to maximize the impact of the time and money we give. Their programs are effective, the outcomes are visible and the focus is where it needs to be… not on handouts that solve only today’s problem, but on providing tools for women to build a future.” – Cathy and George Manning, Retired PricewaterHouse Coopers and Jones Day
“Financial disaster can affect even the most financially savvy people. As I know through personal experience growing up, you can be middle class one day and homeless the next. One of the most important parts of our education—financial education—is not taught in high school or even college. Volunteering with the Financial Empowerment program helps women fill the gap to avoid financial disaster, teaching them the tools to succeed. I want to work with the organization that has the best program to make an impact on my community.” – Christianne Curran, Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group