Greater than 3,700 folks attended the 2019 Central California Girls’s Convention. Tyra Banks was the keynote speaker. Photograph by way of the CCWC’s Fb.
revealed on September 11, 2020 – 2:52 PMWritten by The Enterprise Journal Employees
The Central California Girls’s Convention (CCWC) is elevating cash to struggle huger within the Central Valley throughout September, which is Starvation Motion Month.
From now till midnight on September 30, CCWC will likely be amassing donations to be shared with six native businesses: Catholic Charities, Group Meals Bank, Fresno State Pupil Cabinet, Madera County Meals Bank, The Salvation Military and Tulare Foodlink.
Bank of America has partnered with CCWC to match donations as much as $7,500 with Group Medical Facilities because the presenting sponsor for this effort.
Previous to the present drive, the CCWC has donated greater than $1.35 million to help girls and youngsters. Grant recipients have acquired help paying for companies starting from mammograms to meals, shelter, clothes, training and extra.
CCWC additionally supplies companies by means of its CCWC/Wells Fargo School Preparatory Scholarship Program. Final 12 months, 20 college students from Fresno, Sanger, McLane, and Central (east campus) excessive colleges participated.
Every scholar acquired a scholarship, attended the convention and took part in a monetary literacy workshop.
“In these tough times we’ve found our CCWC family wants to come together and get a resilience boost … to raise money to fight hunger during COVID and the fires. Friends are challenging friends to find it in their hearts to give,” said Jan Edwards, CCWC director of growth and advertising.
CCWC additionally companions with AT&T for its re-entry scholarship program, the place 5 deserving girls obtain a scholarship, attend the convention and are hosted at a celebratory lunch.
Almost 98,000 girls have attended the CCWC all through its 33-year historical past.
This 12 months’s occasion was scheduled for Sept. 29 however was cancelled to due the Covid-19 pandemic, however there will likely be a digital blissful hour with motivational speaker Jean Metal.
Saint Agnes Medical Heart is the speaker sponsor for the digital occasion. For extra particulars, go to ccwc-fresno.org.