Several weeks ago, I posted that I would be sharing “Great News” about the new program, Girls Of Virtue Empowered, that falls under Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc.’s umbrella, well here it is! This morning, I received the green light to post this –
This is the FIRST grant that Women of Virtue Transitional Foundation Inc. have been approved for. Last year, we applied for many grants but due to the young age of the organization and lack of available funds, they were denied. That did not deter me, supporters (monetary and nonmonetary helped breath life into the lungs of this purpose.
I knew that this vision for the organization was BIGGER than me, and in that sacrificed much through, sweat, blood, tears, sleep and personal funds. If I had to do it again, I would make the JUMP over and over again! I share this because this is a testimony to those that might be discouraged – know that all things are possible. And through faithfulness and commitment, this year the application was approved for a $500 grant. To me, this is big, because that means someone saw the value in what this organization is about and took a gamble. This is a stepping stone for what is to come. Hard work, sleepless nights, and knowing who and whose I am was in my favor.
Thank you, The Pollination Project, your approval will help educate, empower and encourage girls to be leaders! I must also take a moment and acknowledge No Longer The Face Foundation again because they are the second organization that saw the value for this purpose and provided a $1000 stipend to continue the organization’s overall efforts. Sheila Bailey, thank you again!
While you might see a side view of my works, rest assured, work is being done to fight domestic violence, support survivors/victims and educate and empower our young girls to be leaders.
As presented in Pollination’s write-up, the picture below depicts a 2nd generation survivor of abuse, a 2nd generation fatherless child (woman) and a determined mother/woman fighting to make a change – this can only be done one life/step at a time!
Girls need confirmation from father-figures that they are enough, beautiful, smart, and they need to be educated on understanding negativity such as violence, bullying and how to deal with it (all of the things that many do not like to talk about).
Thank you to my supporters, TEAM ‘WOMEN OF VIRTUE TRANSITIONAL FOUNDATION’ and those who have empowered, educated, and encouraged me, thank you! Dvmproductions2996