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Women Watch Afrika (WWA) as a grassroots organization has always been on the frontline supporting immigrants, refugees, and asylees in the state of Georgia.
We have provided much needed support: rental assistance to 280 families, monthly communal food and COVID-19 support to 335 families, diapers to 85 nursing mothers in need, paid for funeral costs caused by the pandemic, and provided financial assistance to refugees and immigrants who have lost their breadwinners due to domestic violence, COVID-19, and ICE Immigration raids.
WWA provides services to immigrants, refugees, and asylees from over 23 African nations, as well as immigrants from Jamaica, Haiti, Burma, Afghanistan, Vietnam, to name a few. And with the increasing toll of the pandemic, we expanded our efforts to assist all community members (citizens and non-citizens, immigrants and non-immigrants alike) with the monthly communal food and COVID-19 support and diapers support.
Our November 23, 2022 Turkey Day Communal Support event, one of our biggest and signature monthly outreach, was a SUCCESS due to generous donors like You! Women Watch Afrika provided over 120 Turkeys (Halal, Kosher, and regular), Food items, Household items, and COVID test kits, masks, and sanitizers to the community.
We have served over 750 families this year and are on track to meet or exceed that number in the next year. In addition to providing them financial and tangible assistance, we also provide educational, crisis and mental/emotional health counseling, legal services, civic engagement, and empowerment services.
Many of the refugees, asylees, and immigrants we serve arrive to the United States with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Most refugees and asylees flee for their lives and leave everything behind. They arrive to a new country, with nothing but their hopes for the future, a future they pray will be safe, fulfilling, and in which they can become contributing members of their new communities. Many are separated from their families and spend years trying to find their family members with dreams of reunification.
Those that are brought into the country by the United States as refugees are required to pay back the cost of the airplane flights. The need to find a stable job, the rising costs of everything from rent to food, to gas, to medication, etc., all force many into distress. Additionally, the pandemic has led many refugees and immigrants who worked at the Chicken and Meat Factories to be laid off. Women Watch Afrika stepped up to provide the community with what assistance we can.
Women Watch Afrika has also provided Citizenship Clinics to help our clients in completing the Citizenship Applications. Additionally, WWA conducts Citizenship Prep classes to help our clients to prepare for the Citizenship test. We currently have a 100% pass rate of all our students becoming Naturalized Citizens and passing the test on the first try!
After becoming Citizens, we help register our clients to vote. Our Voter Registration and Voter Education Outreach is well-known in the community. While WWA remains nonpartisan, we ensure the community is educated about voting, new election laws, and prepared to exercise their right to vote. We conduct phone banking, text banking, canvassing, radio and internet outreach, etc., so our voting community (especially our newly Naturalized community members) are well-informed.
So Today, we ask you to JOIN US in our good work–Join us in the work to build a stronger, safer, healthier, educated, happier, and empowered community.
Our goal is to raise $10,000. Whether it is $100, $200, $500, $1000, or more, every bit counts. Every bit you can give is needed and much appreciated. Give a gift today and consider becoming a monthly donor.
Your gift will be used to continue to provide our monthly Communal Food support, COVID-19 assistance, Diaper support, Rental Assistance, Funeral costs assistance, Medical costs support, and other much needed support to a community that is low-income and underserved.
Become a part of our movement to provide for, empower, educate, and elevate the immigrant and refugee community and the community at large. Make a Gift to Women Watch Afrika, Inc., and become a part of WWA’s mission to make a difference in the lives of many every day. Every gift counts. Make a gift today!
Share this with your family and friends and ask them to join the effort and consider becoming monthly donors. They can help in strengthening our communities and make the world a better place—one family at a time. Remember—every bit counts.
As an expert in this field, Women Watch Afrika provides trainings as a consultant on numerous issues. For more information on training, guidance, consulting services, and/or information on working with immigrant communities contact Glory Kilanko, Founder and Executive Director, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. at 404-759-6419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a supporter of WWA and help us to continue this wonderful work and advocacy that we are doing! You may make a gift through the link below:
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Women Watch Afrika
P. O. Box 208
Avondale Estates, GA 30002
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