The Women's Foundation & Two Boys in Robes

You might remember my post from last October, the one in which I waxed rhapsodic about the luncheon I'd attended in support of the Washington Area Women's Foundation (WAWF). It is such an effective organization and it was such an inspiring event that despite the fact that I am not comfortable soliciting anything, I eagerly agreed to join the host committee for this year's Leadership Luncheon.

The WAWF is a tremendous anti-poverty organization dedicated to women and girls in the DC/MD/VA area. Since 1998, it has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to more than 170 community-based organizations in the DC area and helped women increase their assets and income by more than $45 million. In addition to economic empowerment, the WAWF emphasizes education (for all ages), workforce development, philanthropy, and multigenerational programming.

I know there are many great causes, organizations, and individuals to support, but I ask you to consider making a donation to the Women's Foundation. The Leadership Luncheon is our largest fundraiser of the year, and contributions of any size are incredibly appreciated and will be used to directly impact women and children most in need.

It's hard for me even to advertise my own classes. But I believe so deeply in the mission and efficacy of this organization that I ask you now to support it. You may do so by clicking here. Thank you!

Should darling faces of happy young boys beguile you, please observe these precious (if I say so myself) pics of my boys from today. Perhaps you, too, are a cross stitcher? (I taught Jack today, and he loves it).

After trips to both the dentist and orthodontist, massively on-sale fedoras and robes were hard to say no to. Because naturally we all need such items in our lives. For the love.