According to the CCW President, Lynne Kramer, the reason for this partnership was because “We have always focused our philanthropic endeavors on those organizations who support the personal growth of women and children. The opportunity to not only be a financial supporter of the great works of the Boys Hope Girls Hope organization, but to provide our members the ability to work directly with the young women, is exciting.”The group chose to “Adopt-a-House” because their mission aligns with the goal of the program: to facilitate personal, sustainable partnerships between the young BHGH women Scholars and members of the community. “These women will bring so much to our girls by being positive role models guiding them in developing their knowledge of the community, reinforcing the value of education, introducing them to business practices, and, through teamwork, providing necessary tools to help them develop personally. This is truly a win-win for everyone involved,” said Debbie Bowman, President, BHGH.
Throughout the next year, CCW will host events for the female Scholars living in the BHGH girls’ house in an effort to foster relationships, provide mentoring and give the young women positive role models from the community. By giving the Scholars strong female role models, they have an opportunity to thrive and succeed. This partnership allows women from different generations to come together and learn from one another. Activities already planned between these two organizations include a night of cooking, teaching the girls how to knit, a game night and a few social nights out.
CCW has typically focused its philanthropy on providing scholarships for women who want to continue their education, but needed additional financial resources. This partnership with BHGH allows us to continue our focus on education and develop longer lasting relationships with those who benefit from our support,” Ms. Kramer commented.