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CONTACT INFORMATION

 

GENERAL INQUIRIES: info@unifywomen.org

SHIPPING & MERCHANDISE: info@shopunifywomen.org

COMPANY DONATIONS: corporategiving@unifywomen.org

PRESS & MEDIA: media@unifywomen.org
 

MAILING ADDRESS:  1860 SIERRA GARDENS #373 • ROSEVILLE, CA 95661

MISSION STATEMENT

VISION

OUR CORE BELIEFS

All people are created equal regardless of culture, gender, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. To this end, we want to create mindset that believes women are capable of anything given the right tools and resources.

The women we help are survivors, their journeys thus far have been plagued by violence, oppression and misogynistic outlooks. Our goal is to change all of that. We are helping them through training and education and through trying to make the communities in which they live more accepting of their goals and dreams.

Unify Women’s local chapters are hoping to encourage change one woman at a time!

WHAT AREAS WILL YOU EXPAND TO?

Unify women will expand to many areas in which women have been affected by conflict and war.  Areas where women are challenged as a result of violence and aggression, where there are gaps as far as vital resources for women, where the organization has a chance to really make an impact and grow within the community over time.

WILL FITRAH'S PROGRAM MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUTH'S LIFE?

sponsorship

WHAT IS SPONSORING A SISTER?

Unify Women Sustainable Aid Sponsorship Program is a direct and personal approach to supporting women survivors of war and conflict as they move from being victims to survivors to active citizens engaged in rebuilding their lives and communities. As a sponsor, you pledge to contribute a monthly fee to support one individual woman in our yearlong program of vocational and business skills training, rights awareness, and health education. Your support will provide the tools and resources your sister needs to rebuild her life. Your monthly contributions will also help your sister obtain basic necessities for her family, like food, clean water, and medicine; to pay school-related expenses for her children; to start building family savings; or to use the funds as seed capital to start a business. Perhaps more importantly, the emotional support that your sponsorship and letters provide serves as a lifeline to a woman who may have otherwise lost everything.

HOW DOES A SPONSORED SISTER BENEFIT FROM THE $35 PER MONTH?

Your donation will go toward:

  • Essential real-world vocational & business training

  • Monthly stipend for food, shelter and healthcare

  • Education regarding basic human rights

  • Establishing that crucial support network and safe place she needs to flourish

 

It’s not about merely making a difference – it’s about changing her entire life!

HOW DOES SPONSORSHIP IMPROVES LIVES?

We give women the confidence they need to make a difference, to better the lives of family and even friends and neighbors. It is all about interconnectedness. By improving the life of one, we improve the quality of life for many.

HOW ARE WOMEN SELECTED FOR SPONSORSHIP?

We strive to enroll those women particularly impacted by the effects of war and violence in a community. Struggling just to survive, these women want to better their lives, they want access to the resources we provide. Many are widows, single or heads of household and thus have families depending on them for their livelihood.

HOW LONG CAN I SPONSOR A SISTER?

Every woman participates in a year long program—your sponsorship will continue for the duration. Because our need for sponsors is so high, often we have more participants than sponsors, as such many of our sponsors choose to continue their sponsorship with another woman.

WILL I RECEIVE A PROGRESS REPORT?

Yes. Initially we provide all of your sponsored sister’s information. As she begins the program you will receive updates about the education course she is in, how her training is progressing and you will also receive an update at the time of her graduation.

You may also write her directly to find out about her experience and her journey through the program!

ARE ALL SPONSORED SISTERS SURVIVORS OF WAR?

Not necessarily. While we do go to war torn communities, we also work in regions where there has been conflict, excessive instances of domestic violence and general aggression against women.

HOW LONG BEFORE I RECEIVE A LETTER FROM MY SPONSORED SISTER?

It can take up to three months for your sister to receive your letter and the same for her reply. All letters are sent through our headquarters and then translated into the appropriate language. If your sister cannot read, the letter will be read to her.

You may not receive a letter, because some women choose not to write. Keep in mind, their life circumstances, the hardships they face…Your letters are important regardless if she is able to write back or not! 

IN WHAT OTHER WAYS CAN I COMMUNICATE?

Our headquarters will do its best to convey any materials you want to your sponsored sister such as photos, words of support, etc…

WHY DOESN'T UNIFY WOMEN GIVE MY SPONSORED SISTER THE ENTIRE MONTHLY GIFT AMOUNT?

Your sponsored sister will directly benefit from your contribution. Her training, the educational courses and other such support services are all covered by our sponsors’ generous gifts. You are helping to change the life of someone who truly deserves it! 

CAN I SEND MONEY DIRECTLY TO MY SISTER?

We ask that you send the money to Unify Women so that we may create a balanced and effective training program for the women we are urgently trying to help.

MAY I SEND A PACKAGE TO MY SISTER?

Because of various overseas restrictions and customs procedures, we do ask that you only send cards or letters of support to your sister. Any packages we receive will unfortunately have to be returned.

CAN I SEND OTHER GIFTS?

Basically you may send anything flat, paper related. So, such items as stickers, photos, and stationary are acceptable in small quantities.

CAN I VISIT MY SISTER OR CAN SHE VISIT ME?

In light of security and logistical concerns we cannot organize a visit to your sister’s country, nor can we facilitate your sponsored sister coming to see you.

DONATIONS

HOW DO I MAKE A DONATION?

Your donations and gifts make all the difference. These are what enable us to create the type of program these women need. Send your donation to: Unity Women, P.O.Box 373, Roseville, CA 95661. Or make an online donation today!

HOW ARE MY DONATIONS UTILIZED?

We use the money received to help train and educate the women who participate in our program.  A very small portion goes to administrative costs.  To find out more, click here….

ARE CONTRIBUTIONS TO UNIFY WOMEN TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Yes, all contributions made to Unify Women are tax deductible. All who donate will receive a tax receipt for the current year's total donations in the beginning of the following year.

CAN I CONTRIBUTE THROUGH THE COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC)?

We are not yet setup for this type of contribution.  We will be able to accept this type of contribution in January 2018.

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