Community Improvement & Capacity Building

On Your Feet Again: Navigating Transitions during COVID-19

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? – Frida Kahlo

After a year full of challenges, ups, and downs, we found ourselves in a moment of transition. We are still experiencing the consequences and after-effects the COVID-19 crisis has left in our community. At the same time, we’re witnessing testimonies of resilience and the strength of families getting back some level of stability and relief.

Normalcy looks different in 2021 and beyond than it did in 2019.

We could not reach our goals without Community Shares of Mid Ohio.

We depend on the work and skill of Community Shares of Mid Ohio not only for their workplace fundraising but also for the depth of knowledge, resources, and support the staff and all associated, provides. We have been fortunate to be a charity benefiting from Community Shares of Mid Ohio. Our work with the companion pets we serve would not be as rich or far-reaching without the support of funding. Just as importantly, we have learned so much from Community Shares. The staff is so knowledgeable about compliance, resources, and training that help to make non-profits even stronger.

Improving Health Outcomes for Village Businesswomen and Their Families

Life in a Maasai Village in Tanzania is never easy but WMI’s goal is to help level the economic playing field for the women who live there. To amplify the impact of the business loans and training WMI provides to rural women in East Africa, WMI partners with local organizations, such as a school or health clinic, to get village women the essential services they need.

It's All in How You Say It

Life in a Maasai Village in Tanzania is never easy, but Women’s Microfinance Initiative’s goal is to help level the economic playing field for the women who live there. We do that by making loans to qualified women to help them start or expand small businesses that provide them with the income they need to purchase food they cannot grow, buy clothing they cannot make, educate their children, and attend to their family’s healthcare needs.

United Way of El Paso County

We are the hand raisers. The game changers. The moment makers. The-stop-talking-start-doing-band-together-and-take-on-the-impossible-task-masters. No matter the obstacles. No matter the odds. We fight for those who need a voice and those whose names we don't know. Because change doesn't happen alone.

MISSION
Unite and mobilize the El Paso community around focused effort that: