Hard to believe we are coming up to the end of yet another year!  Thanksgiving has come and gone and all the December holidays are bearing down on us, However you choose to celebrate (or not), my wish for you is a New Year that is filled with adventure and JOY!!

I want to share an organization with you that I have supported for a number of years. Having realized that no one in my family or circle of friends needs one more scarf or vase or kitchen appliance, I have begun ‘gifting’ them with contributions to the incredible work of: WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL  https://www.womenforwomen.org/.

THEIR MISSION? Women for Women International supports the most marginalized women in countries affected by conflict and war. Our programs enable them to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support. By utilizing skills, knowledge, and resources, women are able to create sustainable change for themselves, their family, and community.

For many years now I have made a monthly contribution to the organization to offer a woman a year of training in literacy and job training. My ‘sisters” have come from a variety of countries including Rwanda, Afghanistan, and Iran. And for the last several years I have sent gifts to friends and family in further support. This year one friend has given a goat to a needy family and another is honored with literacy training for two women. I would love to hear more about YOUR favorite charities in this traditional season of giving!

In a separate post I’ll share some photos from the incredible trip I made this summer to Denmark and Norway–I hope you enjoy the virtual visit! And I wish each of you all the blessings of the holidays and the New Year to come!