Women Empowered, a group that strives to promote body positivity and acceptance for both adult women and future generations of girls, has donated $2,500 in proceeds of their Women Empowered calendar sales to Girls Inc. of the Valley. The receipt of this gift will support Girls Inc. of the Valley’s current research-based program offerings designed to empower girls, and will provide a generous boost in their annual fundraising efforts.
Girls Inc. of the Valley has received a donation from Women Empowered at the Girls Inc. of the Valley offices on Wednesday, March 18th, at 8:30am, located at 6 Open Square Way in Holyoke, MA. Founder of Women Empowered, Michelle Crean, has presented this gift in the form of a check.
“The mission of Women Empowered is to help expand and challenge our society’s limited standards of beauty,” said Michelle Crean, Founder of Women Empowered. “We have chosen to have all proceeds from the sale of the calendars go to Girls Inc. of the Valley because their mission of making all girls strong, smart and bold aligns with our mission.”
The Women Empowered calendar features a diverse group of everyday women who have embraced their uniqueness, have overcome physical and mental obstacles, who celebrate their bodies, and who want to share their story to inspire others. This calendar provides the chance to send a message of body positivity and acceptance so that we can teach other women and future generations to embrace the totality of who they are, use their gifts, their beauty, and their stories to change the world. Everyone involved with the production of the calendar and all sponsors are women-owned businesses.
In 2019, Girls Inc. of the Valley served more than 800 girls in the Valley through programs at their center in Holyoke, as well as schools in Chicopee, Springfield and Holyoke. More than 85% of the girls who participate in Girls Inc. of the Valley’s programs say they view their future positively and that they plan to go to college; most will be first in their families to do so.