This week we are headed to Central Park to Ten Thousand Villages. They are hosting an International Women’s Day event. They are collecting items from RCASA’s wish list on Sunday, March 7 from 12-5pm.
International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.
Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.
So make a difference, think globally and act locally !! Make everyday International Women’s Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.
For those contributing, Ten Thousand Villages will offer a discount off a purchase, and a free package of Salsa Mix from the Women’s Bean Project, an organization in Denver that trains at-risk women in entry level job skills in order to break the cycle of poverty and unemployment.
You can help survivors with supplies for our art therapy program and help emergency victims with clothing and bathing supplies. Our wish list: art paper, crayons, magic markers, colored pencils, construction paper, glue, water soluable paint, and other art supplies.
New socks, underwear, sweat pants and T-shirts (must be new in packages or with tags on them), travel size toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, and soap.
We hope you can come by, add to our wish list and support Women’s Day