Women United is a donor engagement opportunity offered through Lubbock Area United Way. Made up of a dynamic group of 70,000 business women and community leaders, in 155 communities (within 6 countries), Women United builds a stronger community by defining problems and inviting women to be part of the solution. Women have been a driving force behind the rise of community impact through their local United Ways for over 14 years. Far from being transactional donors, women get involved, shake things up and make great change. Focusing on women’s philanthropy, advocacy, volunteerism, mentoring and leadership is the work of Women United.
Women United members give at the Leadership or Tocqueville Society Level ($1000+ annually).
Our local Women United group has chosen to make the prevention of child abuse and neglect its Signature Issue. Unfortunantley, our Lubbock community has one of the highest rates of confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in the State. Our women are fiercely committed to protecting the children in our community through advocacy, mentoring and financial support for Lubbock Area United Way programs and strategies that protect children and strengthen families.
Women United offers members year-round opportunities for engagement that are connected to this signature issue and help to advance substantive improvement in community outcomes.
For more information about how to get involved call 806.747.2711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Empowerment Project Mentors
Women United has partnered with Catholic Charities' Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) to match members with single moms enrolled in the program. PEP is a program that provides tuition, books, and additional assistance to parents enrolled in college with children under the age of 17. Most PEP students are single moms with multiple children, working full-time, parenting full-time, and going to school. Women United mentors can offer a listening ear, an encouraging word, and a "hand up" to single moms working for a better life for themselves and their children.