This is a great blog post by Becky Anderson of For Every Body . . . I work for her but I think she rocks! 🙂 She really gets what it takes to be a mom and a savvy business woman and she still has a big heart! 😉
I received this great email from Kim Kim Chiu, Assistant Director of Career & Technical Education at Utah Valley University! They asked for a donation of 30 bottles of our yummy smelling For Every Body lotion and candles for their gift bags for young mothers and we are only too happy to help because they are doing some great things for the community. You may read this, like I did, and want to help too!
The holidays can be tough for people at any time but if you are a struggling young mother with a baby to care for the world can sometimes be a pretty cold place. As a mom and grandmother and the owner of For Every Body and For Every Home, I applaude the efforts the Women in Technology Organization is making! Good for them! And, good for you if you can share a little Christmas Cheer to help their project!
Women in Technology Christmas Project
On Friday, December 11, 2009, UVU’s Women in Technology student organization and UVU staff members will be spreading some Christmas cheer at the Legacy High School in Springville. The Legacy program helps young mothers graduate from High School in a supportive environment and provides daycare services within the facility. We will be providing lunch for the students and will distribute presents for the mothers and their babies. In addition to these presents, we will help out with much needed formula and diapers for the high school to use in the nursery.
This is the second year that the UVU Women in Technology has helped with donations for the Legacy High School. Our goal is not only to help out with monetary necessities but expose the girls to opportunities to improve their situation. We emphasize the importance of post-secondary education and provide information on different programs that can help them should they decide to go to college.
Many of these girls think college is beyond their reach, so we start talking about the one and two-year programs which is easier for them to envision. It is our hope that we can inspire them to move forward and become self-sufficient with the right kind of training.
Call Kim Chiu if you want to help too!
Career & Technical Education
Utah Valley University