Women2Women provides one-time financial assistance to women in Weld County who find themselves in the midst of a financial crisis, who have exhausted all other avenues for help and who have been referred to us by another charitable organization. We do so with open hearts, a respect for the generosity of our donors and the privacy of our recipients, and a belief that we can make our community a better place through our actions and commitment.
Letters of incorporation, adoption of applicant criteria, a web-domain name and setting out polices and procedures took place in March 2009. Our first fund raising appeal was made by the 10 women Board members and with the goal of $10,000 raised in 31 days, the group made their first assistance payment to a UNC student who needed emergency financial assistance in order to graduate. The Founder of the organization, Kay Broderius, spearheaded the initial start-up and the group modified and adjusted a program of a similar nature--A Woman's Work, Longmont, CO.
Women2Women has received numerous thank you notes and keeps a file of them. Because of our confidentiality requirements, we delete names from the letters. An example of one such note was from a former addict who wrote that because of our assistance she was able to have urgent dental work performed. She stated she could now have mirrors in her home and her grandchildren told her how nice it was to "see" her smile!
We now and then post client stories on Facebook, being very careful to leave out any specific's that could identify the woman.