Why Support Women in Need?

People who choose to support WIN tend to do so for intensely personal reasons - most often because they understand from personal experience the difficulties our applicants face and the value of a short-term helping hand. But generally speaking, we've learned that our donors choose to support our work primarily because:

1. We Operate with Integrity

At WIN, when we make a promise to our donors and applicants, we keep our word. We don't deviate from our mission, and while we'd like to grow to the point that we can reach more of the people who need our help, we'd rather be small and efficient than large and wasteful.

We strive to administer our programs fairly, to carefully vet the applications and recommendations we receive, and to practice good stewardship of our donors' funds. And when we do make a mistake, we confess it, learn from it, fix the problem, and then move boldly forward, informed by the wisdom we have gained from the experience.

2. We Value the Contributions of ALL of Our Donors

We believe the power to affect positive change rests, not within a few people giving a lot, but within all of us doing whatever we can to make a lasting difference in the lives of others.

While we appreciate the support of our major donors, we also recognize that kindness and generosity cannot be measured in terms of dollars and cents. We believe that there is no such thing as a 'small act' of kindness. And we are genuinely grateful to all the people who make this work possible a few dollars at a time.

3. We Respect and Safeguard Our Donors' Privacy

If you choose to support WIN you won't suddenly be bombarded with appeals for more and more money.  Additionally, WIN will respect your privacy, and safeguard your personal information.  We like to show our appreciation to our donors, but will not publish your name without your permission.