Today’s the day! I’ve been working on a project that we can do together to use our tender hearts and strong voices to make a real difference.
In the last series of posts, I’ve been telling you all about Designed for Joy, a nonprofit in Raleigh. Designed For Joy is a transitional work experience for women emerging from trafficking, homelessness, time in prison, overcoming addiction or other vulnerable situations. They provide living wage work hours while building confidence and refreshing resumes. Designed for Joy is launching equipped women into the marketplace!
Designed for Joy is a beautiful model benefitting a worthy cause. Join me in empowering women to live their God-created life!
The Matching Challenge
Several friends have joined with Barry and I to create a matching challenge. For every dollar that you donate up to $1200, your donation will be matched. You have the chance to make twice the difference!
Here’s how to think about it… Designed for Joy pays a living wage to women who create their exquisite, handcrafted products. That means that each woman coming through their program is being paid $15 an hour. How many hours can you sponsor? $15 x ______hours = your sponsorship.
For example, Barry and I committed a portion of our stimulus check to Designed for Joy, and we’re sponsoring 50 hours. If you can afford to sponsor one hour for $15 right now, you’re still making a difference! If you can give more, you’ll affect even more women and their families.
Here’s how you donate:
- Click the “Donate to Designed for Joy” button below.
- On their website, click on the pink “Donate” button on the left of the page.
- Click on “Monthly” or “One Time” donation (This one’s important! Make sure not to indicate monthly if you’d only like to give a one time gift.)
- You can choose one of the given amounts or enter an amount in the box.
- Choose your payment option and enter your payment information.
My goal is to raise a total of $2400.00 for Designed for Joy, and our team of matching donors have half pledged. Will you help us raise the other half?
I can’t wait to watch as you give to women making living wages for dignified work!