We have reached our initial goal of $15,000! We are overwhelmed with gratitude by this generosity and goodwill in support of Latinx families in the Rosewood community. The Guerreras Latinas- and all of us- send our deepest thanks to those that have contributed.
Everyday we are hearing an increase in need, so we are expanding our goal to continue fundraising to serve these families. Government assistance and some other COVID-19 resources are not accessible to many of our Guerreras Latinas due to systemic oppression. We will be able to continuously support those most in need, but not without more support.
Please continue to donate and share in support of the Guerreras Latinas and their families. We will be sure to update you all on how we are using the funds to help the families meet their needs, stay tuned.
The Rosewood Initiative’s mission is to build a safe, healthy and vibrant community where neighbors can thrive. One of the ways we do that is with our program Guerreras Latinas, which is a Latina support and empowerment group that helps participants become more self-reliant and confident in their daily lives, develop leadership skills, and form connections to better their lives. Guerreras Latinas has been meeting twice a month for 3 years and has already had transformative impacts on nearly 300 women’s lives.
With the current COVID-19 crisis, many of these women and their families have been sharing about their struggles financially, worried about not being able to provide basic needs to their families.
We know that many women in Guerreras Latinas do not have the option to work from home and have been laid off or are forced to make the difficult decision to continue working in unsafe situations or quit. Many of these women do not qualify for unemployment benefits, SNAP or other government assistance. They will not be receiving a Federal stimulus check.
This is why we need you to help us support the most vulnerable women in our community by making a direct contribution today. Your support will go directly to those most affected by this crisis, 100% of your gift will support:Food, Diapers and baby formula, Partial rent payments, Household necessities like laundry soap, paper goods, personal hygiene, and Utility payments.
In this time of unprecedented global crisis it is all of our responsibility to support our most vulnerable community members here locally, those that were already struggling and continue to be denied government assistance.