To whom it may concern:
I am a volunteer mentor for the Woman to Woman (hereinafter “WTW”) program at the Crittenton Women’s Union (hereinafter “CWU”). I initially contacted CWU after finding the organization on Google when I was searching for a place to donate my business clothing. What started out as just a donation turned into much more than I imagined as I learned more about the organization; I have been actively involved with CWU and volunteering as a mentor with WTW since May, 2011.
CWU is an organization that not only helps women who are presently experiencing economic and life struggles, but also teaches them survival mechanisms, life skills, and through the Mentor program, ensures that their students have someone in their corner unconditionally. Through WTW, these women get another chance at life, but most importantly, they learn how to help themselves and not only gain, but earn, their own economic independence. This is an invaluable experience for anyone, especially for disadvantaged women with a thirst for more.
CWU’s holistic mission is unique in that it strives to make a difference all aspects of the economic, political, and social barriers that prevent otherwise strong, capable women from living their potential. This is hands down the most effective approach I have had the honor of experiencing.
I had the privilege of attending the program’s spring semester graduation in July, 2011, and heard the students present their thoughts on the program. The feedback really spoke for itself as I heard firsthand how impactful the program was for the women. The WTW program has clear, measurable results, as I have witnessed, which reinforces my belief in and continued support of this amazing organization.