Our web site and our organization are here to help you, one of our worlds most valuable, yet under recognized or appreciated populations, SINGLE MOMS! Let WOW be your "Helping Hand", and NEVER feel alone, we are here!!
Each and every single mom's story is different. Whether you have been physically and emotionally abused, having money issues, challenging children to raise, substance abuse issues, or finding that life is not as joyful and fun as it once was, just remember, there are many "Helping Hands" ready to help educate, inspire and "empower" you to seek out the solutions to your challenges. Knowledge is power and unlocks the key to your dreams for yourself and your children. Then one day, down the road, you can be a "Helping Hand" to someone else!
I hope everyone is keeping warm and healthy! Our annual scholarship will open in March 2012 to receive applicants.
Unfortunately, our donations have become a source of major concern so we will only be awarding one scholarship this year to help single moms continue their education.
So please make sure that when you do submit your scholarship application, it is complete as we do not contact you for additional information that is omitted on the application.
We look forward to receiving many applicants and if donations increase between then and now, will definitely be awarding more scholarships!
Please read Carrie's letter of appreciation to WOW to find out what this scholarship means to her and her family. And please mark on your calendars, February of 2013, is our next round of scholarships!
Also, please check out our NEW ADDITIONS to our State by State resource section found here.
If you come across any resources in your state that you feel might be of benefit to others, please forward them onto us at universalmind1961 at hotmail dot com. Sharing is caring!!!
And as always......we are always in need of school supplies, toiletry items, and of course, cold hard cash! Any amount is appreciated and tax deductible!!!!!!
I end this with my hopes and wishes that you have a safe and healthy rest of your summer!
WOW was born from my own personal experiences as a single mother, that single mothers, especially working single mothers, who ABSOLUTELY NEED ASSISTANCE AND YET ARE SEVERELY UNDER SERVED.
However, we are a struggling non-profit organization and while our dreams of helping you are many, our financial resources are slim. At present, we receive no government grants, etc. We are solely supported by public donations!!! Please check out our "Helping Hand" section for ideas on how you, your neighbor, your sons or daughter's, companies you may work for, can help in our fundraising efforts!
Unfortunately, as blessed as we have been over the years, WOW's existence is in peril!
WOW's all voluntary board members as well as myself all have outside jobs, so our time is so limited and we focus on our mission of helping single mothers and squeeze in fundraising when we can.
And if you are a single mother and can help by donating, or have been helped in some way by WOW, we certainly would appreciate your donation or running a fundraising event on our behalf!
We hope you visit us often and LOVE to hear from you! We hope WOW helps to provide resources and tools that are not only helpful in your every day life, but also help inspire and empower you to be the best single mom you can be!
I wish for you all continued good health for you and your families as well as great opportunities coming to you during the year!