Giving back to the community is an important hallmark of success, and it’s especially important to the women in our organization. In fact, most members are active in their communities through schools, churches and other local groups. The Alliance as a whole also looks for opportunities to help women in the communities we serve. Selected charities focus on health, empowerment, and assisting communities.
In the United States charities must have been granted exemption from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c)(3) and ruled to be publicly supported under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Members outside the United States should follow the appropriate tax laws of the country in which the activity and donation take place.
Come back soon to see how TWA members are supporting their communities. Then, join the effort!
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WALKS
TWA members participate in a variety of breast cancer awareness walks. A multitude of organizations benefit, including but not limited to, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and the Komen Race for the Cure. Each event is different and every step you’ll take is personal. Please contact your local chapter to join the fight against breast cancer.
MOLLY EFRON FUND
This scholarship fund was created in memory of Molly Efron, an early member of the Alliance and a role model for technical women at Xerox. Ms. Efron pioneered a Xerox job-sharing program to stay home with her first daughter, Eve. This year’s scholarship deadline is Friday, April 14th, 2017. The scholarship is open to seniors from the Monroe County high schools enrolled in a STEM major at an accredited college in Fall 2017.
ASSISTING UNDEREMPLOYED JOB SEEKERS
Finding work is only one step in a woman’s journey toward economic independence; remaining employed and building a rewarding career are essential if a woman is to become self-sufficient. TWA has a longstanding history of supporting organizations which clothe and prepare women for a brighter future.
Do you need a little more room in your closet? Jump into spring by cleaning them out and help those in need.
Find a local organization that will accept your business attire and provides career development services. A project plan has already been created as a roadmap for a successful project. Simply ask your chapter president or contact Robin Doran or Pamela Bynum to access the Project Plan Library.
FOUNDATION FOR HOSPITAL ART/PAINFEST
The Foundation for Hospital Art’s mission is to give comfort and hope to those who suffer in hospitals by providing artwork at no cost to hospitals. With the hands and hearts of over 500,000 volunteers, the Foundation has donated over 36,000 paintings to over 3,000 hospitals and nursing homes in 194 countries. TWA members have participated in this project every year since 2012 and have left a footprint from our conference at 5 different hospitals in Canada and the US.