Having a softspot in my heart for homeless people, I liked the idea:
I want to take a $100 and using a paper clip, attatch $1 to a smile
card with one of my own RAK cards. I want to stand on the street next
to the panhandlers, and every person who stops to smile, give or just
say hello to us, will get my small Gift. Just because. And hopefully it
will inspire them to pay it forward.
There are many reasons that people want to avoid panhandlers. The sight of someone begging on the streets conjures many uncomfortable emotions. Being brave enough to offer a smile Edit HTMLcan be a huge thing. Imagine how emboldened and awakened people would be by the kindness of this person offering dollars. Just an AWESOME idea.
One-To-One Women Coaching Women is s a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to assisting underserved women to
achieve sustained success in creating the life of their dreams through
one-to-one life coaching.
Susie Strauss, the CEO, said it all started when she was attending a conference and she decided that she wanted to give coaching away to 2 women a month who could not afford it. "From sharing that idea and dream with two other coach trainees, we came together to create One to One based on our mutual desire to
provide free coaching to women from challenging situations/background and to women in transition who could not afford to hire a life coach. Once we created the concepts of the life coaching program, other trained life coaches were invited to participate in donating their skills and services to women across the US and Canada."
Since starting in 2004 One-To-One has provided coaching to over 75 women. Each woman gets 26 sessions with a coach (a value of $2600). Their philosophy is to partner with clients for a 6-7 month period of time. Sessions focus on helping each woman
discover what it is she wants in all areas of her life: relationships,
jobs, finances, health, family, leisure, and spirituality. Through this
partnership approach, clients learn to trust and rely on their own
decision-making skills as well as to identify and access appropriate
In 2004, 23 women participated in a pilot program that assessed the effects of coaching on their lives. A remarkable 70% of the participants completed the program. All of the clients who completed the program reported making significant changes in their lives including: improving their health, choosing fulfilling relationships, and pursuing a career of their dreams. They also reported an increase in self esteem, self confidence, and feelings of empowerment.
While the coaches donate their time, the organization is seeking some funds to help pay for phone bills (coaches training and to defer the cost of the phone based sessions for the women --- anywhere from $15 to $40 per call) and to help advertise and recruit new coaches and women to participate.
Your donation helps to provide deserving women going through a hard time an opportunity for a fresh start toward success.
Send Your Dollar Today
One To One Women Coaching Women
PO Box 530346
Birmingham, AL 35253-0346