Women United in Philanthropy (WUIP) is a women’s giving circle. In the simplest of terms, we are a group of like-hearted women who have decided to pool our philanthropy to collectively make a large impact on the lives of women. We vote annually to award our funds to an innovative project in Bergen County, New Jersey, that helps women become economically strong and independent. It’s clear that women are responding to this new idea of collective, strategic, democratic and local philanthropy – by women and for women. Today, we are 100 strong and growing our membership every day. We invite you to join us as we change our corner of the world – one grant at a time.
Come learn how to master the art of chalk painting and shop at Bergen ReStore for the perfect piece at a perfect price!
Women United's next gathering will feature a talk by Jacey Raimondo, Bergen County Habitat for Humanity's executive director, about the need for safe, affordable housing for women and children in Bergen County and what we can do to help.
Angela Schuster of Faux Time Design will host a chalk painting demonstration and we'll have the store to ourselves to shop! You can pick a piece from the store and register for a follow-up class at Faux Time Design with other WUIP members!
This video tells the stories of three young people in Bergen County whose stories all began the same way -- drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana for fun. In each case, their drug use turned to addiction. Now one is dead, another is jail, and one has made her way into recovery.
Opioid addiction is a very real and heartbreaking problem in Bergen County, and it's touching families in every town and every neighborhood.
Research shows that women are key to helping loved ones with addiction disorder to seek treatment and to stay in treatment. This year, Women United in Philanthropy awarded its $65,000 grant to The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources (www.tcadr.org), a program of Children's Aid and Family Services, for its peer-led support program to help women help their loved ones suffering from opioid addiction.
This is why we join Women United in Philanthropy. To make a big difference in big problems facing women. Join us at www.wuip.org/joinThe video tells the stories of three people who live in Bergen County, New Jersey; a mom whose 21 year-old daughter passed away after overdosing on heroin, a... ... See MoreSee Less
We made mention of this TIME Magazine special report last week at our gathering. It is powerful and disturbing and eye opening. Women United has awarded its $65,000 grant this year to start a program to help women help their loved ones suffering from opioid addiction. The time is now to show up. Join us and help to make a difference in your community. ... See MoreSee Less