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What's New » Our Charities
We are so thrilled to announce that we are currently supporting the work of the Girls Action Foundation! They are a national organization advancing the empowerment of girls and young women across Canada. At Girls Action, they envision a world where every girl has access to resources, opportunities, and support to realize their full potential.
They are building a movement of active, engaged individuals and organizations across Canada! Through this movement, they envision a new generation committed to creating a more just society for all.
Creating Spaces for Girls and Young Women
Despite the barriers, girls and young women are leading in their communities. They are an important source of creativity and innovation in realizing long-term social change.
Girls Action provides spaces for girls to speak out, build skills, and create action on issues that are important and real to them. Their local programs address violence prevention, health promotion, media literacy, and leadership. Their national program offers long-term investment and support to young women who are changemakers in their communities.
How can you join the movement?
RESOURCES: Girls Action has a series of publications for girls' programmers and young leaders available to download for free online.
VOLUNTEER: Get involved in the creation and implementation of projects that support and inspire girls and young women.
DONATE: Contributions to Girls Action support girls empowerment programs, training for educators, and seed grants for young women change-makers.
Final out more at www.girlsactionfoundation.ca
We are thrilled to announce that starting June 1st we will be directing our donations to MATCH International Women's Fund!
MATCH international women’s fund is working at the intersection of women’s rights and innovation. They fund grassroots women’s rights organizations that are holding ground and breaking ground for women’s rights. They are committed to sharing their stories as they dismantle barriers, challenge perceptions, and find solutions to the world’s biggest problems.
They are all about homegrown solutions to the issues that women, girls, and trans* people face. Like us, they dream of a world where there are more solutions than there are barriers.
How do they do it? (That’s where we come in.) They channel donations directly to the brave women, girls, and trans* folks working at the grassroots level to implement the solutions. This means supporting the girls boxing in the slums of Nairobi, the underground network of LGBT folks in Kampala, and the women taking hospitals to task in Xalapa.
The MATCH International Women’s Fund gives everyone the opportunity to use their power for good in this lifetime. Women, girls, and trans* people at the grassroots will lead movements for transformative change: dismantling barriers, changing systems, challenging perceptions, and transforming society.
We are getting into the Holiday spirt here at Moving Mountains and are thrilled to announce where our donations are currently going! For every piece sold we will be putting $5 towards purchasing from the Plan Canada Gifts of Hope Program. Specifically we have chosen to contribute to "The Moms Shop" which supports female entrepreneurship.
What will you see when you enter the mom shop? You’ll see entrepreneurial women carving out their own path and designing their own future. You’ll see mothers who are able to look after their families and keep their children nourished, healthy and in school.
The mom shop is in full swing in Peru and Pakistan, where mothers are carving out their own paths to a better future and better lives for their families. In Peru, the project is helping dozens of mothers weave their way to change. Fifty mothers received business training covering everything from artisan skills, self-esteem, teamwork, and communication to financial literacy, helping the women learn how to better market and sell their products.
The Mom Shop is one of Plan Canada's matched gifts! This means our donation will be matched with a donation by a government, foundation or organizational partner, giving more women the gift of hope, helping more families live better lives, and transforming more communities. This gift is matched 4:1, so each $75 contribution will be turned into $375!
This gift includes vocational training courses coupled with numeracy and financial literacy. It offers Village Savings and Loans programs that help women work together to create small business opportunities like making honey, peanut butter, clothing or soap – initiatives that are feeding families and providing an income.
Plan Canada believes that when girls are educated, healthy and empowered, they can lift themselves and everyone around them out of poverty.
We are so excited to announce the newest organizations we will be supporting!
Starting September 1st until November 30th, $5 from every Moving Mountains piece sold will be donated to Voicefound.
Founded in 2011, Voice Found is a national, survivor-led, charitable organization committed to the prevention of child sex abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. Over 90% of youth who are sex trafficked have a history of child sex abuse and they are committed to fighting both threats.
Voicefound envisions a Canada where children and youth grow into healthy adults and where those who’ve been sexually exploited get the support and care they deserve.
In May 2016, Voice Found launched The Hope Found Project serving Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. This project provides support for persons who have been sex trafficked or wish to exit the sex trade. Since the launch they have provided (and continue to provide) support to over 70 women and girls as they navigate their path to a life free from slavery.
Voice Found also delivers training and education across Canada to both individuals and organizations. As professionals with lived experience, they are often called upon to speak to a variety of audiences such as law enforcement, health care professionals and youth serving organizations.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED WITH VOICEFOUND?
They are always looking for additional support – whether hosting a third party fundraiser, volunteering or making a financial donation – each gift is greatly appreciated and helps them provide programs and services to victims of the most heinous of crimes.
To learn more about Voicefound, visit voicefound.ca
We are so excited to announce our next charity....
For the next few months, five dollars from every purchase will be donated to Canadian Women's Foundation!
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for women and girls.
They empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Thanks to the support of their donors, they have funded over 1,400 community programs across Canada and have become one of the 10 largest women’s foundations in the world.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation’s work:
Helping women move out of violence
The Foundation supports programs that help women and their children rebuild their lives after experiencing violence, and that teach youth how to develop healthy relationships.
Helping women move out of poverty
Women can get the support they need to move out of poverty through programs that help them start a small business, get work experience, or enter the skilled trades. They are also offered other essential supports like childcare, interest-free loans, mentorships, and financial literacy workshops.
Helping women move into leadership
Many of the programs the Foundation supports offer opportunities for women and girls to take on leadership. The Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute offers professional leadership training for women who work in the non-profit sector.
Helping girls move into confidence
The Canadian Women’s Foundation helps girls in Canada move into confidence by funding dynamic programs that engage their bodies, minds, and spirits. In these programs, girls can explore science and technology, play sports, learn to think critically, or take on leadership, in a supportive all-girl environment.
We at Moving Mountains are so grateful for the work that the Canadian Women's Foundation does and we are so excited to be supporting their work through our inspirational and empowering pieces for the coming months!