Thursday, June 4th (Santa Ana, CA)
Women, Water and Wells:
Dinner and Live Auction at Bowers Museum, a lovely venue in Southern California. The event will host a speaker, Gil Garcetti, a photojournalist and former L.A. District Attorney who has a passion for the plight of poor African women, particularly oppressed and unschooled, and related to water issues. Women of Vision have World Vision projects in Kenya related to both water and HIV.
Friday, June 5th (Boulder, CO)
5th Annual CRC ReWards Reception and Auction
Each year the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) brings Colorado’s conservation community together to celebrate our collective accomplishments. We honor local conservation pioneers for their commitment to environmental causes in our community with the CRC ReWards, outbid each other on fabulous silent auction items, eat delicious food, and listen to inspirational keynote speakers!
Countless women in our world suffer from hunger, disease, lack of education, and discrimination. And every day, nearly 30,000 children die-leaving behind heartbroken mothers who could not give their sons and daughters the nutritious food, basic medical care, or even clean water they needed to survive.
Women of Vision is a volunteer ministry of World Vision that unites Christian women called to invest their time, intellect, compassion, creativity, and finances so impoverished women and children might find hope and experience a tangible expression of God’s love.
We are women of diverse ages, backgrounds, and circumstances-united in Christ to serve and walk alongside those in need so that, together, we can experience life in all its fullness.
Recognizing the enormous needs in our world, we seek to educate and motivate women in our communities to become women of action in helping to create a brighter and healthier future for suffering women and children.
Some of the staggering facts that motivate our efforts:
- Almost 30,000 children die every day, most due to hunger and treatable illnesses.
- 115 million children are unable to attend school, mostly due to poverty.
- Of the estimated 785 million adults worldwide who cannot read or write, two-thirds are women.
- Women earn only 10 percent of the world’s income, yet work two out of three of all labor hours worldwide.
- An estimated 2 million children, most of them girls, are enslaved in the global sex trade.