Working Together
Based on a previous donation to Women in Need by the Rotaract Club at the UN, Trustees of the New York Rotary Foundation decided to fund this most valuable project as well. It's a good example of the collaboration we share and the sorts of giving we care about.
        more about WIN inside.

Presentation of grant check to WIN Executive Cindy Snyder, the Manager of Volunteer Services,
by this year’s Rotaract President Carol Osner

The Rotaract Club at the UN had previously presented the opportunity of collaboration and support of the Women in Need organization. Subsequently after careful review of the project our Trustees of the New York Rotary Foundation have decided to fund this project as well.
More About Women in Need
Win is the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for homeless families in New York City. Families come to Win through the Department of Homeless Services (DHS), a New York City government agency that remains committed to its legal mandate to offer temporary emergency shelter to those experiencing homelessness in a safe and respectful environment.

Win’s mission is to transform the lives of New York City homeless women and their children by providing a holistic solution of safe housing, critical services, and groundbreaking programs that they need to succeed on their own – so the women can regain their independence, and their children can look forward to a brighter future. In the past year, Win served nearly 10,000 homeless people – including more than 6,000 children — and helped approximately 800 families transition out of shelter into homes of their own.

Win provides afterschool recreation programming for kids ages 6 and up which offers homework help and allows the kids to interact with other Win kids. They also provide programming for adult residents from professional development and life skills, to mind-body connection activities and stress management. Organizations and groups can schedule to plan, volunteer, and fund these events. Depending on the site location and programming, 4-15 volunteers can assist at a time with a supply budget ranging from $200 to $500.

To fund Women’s Crafting Community and Windividual STEAM for June 2019 to June 2020 the total cost is projected to be $6,500. The Rotary Foundation has funded these ongoing programs at Win and in conjunction the Rotaract club and will provide volunteers to help conduct a few of these events throughout the year.

The importance of hosting events and programs for the Win families is to give them the opportunity to learn, have fun and socialize; similar to the benefits of a Rotary meeting. I was once told that Rotary is in the business of providing opportunities for those who would normally not get the chance. I have experienced this firsthand myself. We would appreciate the Foundation’s partnership with the Rotaract Club to help provide a few joyous opportunities for the Win residents.