Dreambuilders Committee

2019 Dreambuilders Projects

We see your hard work,
we know it has not been easy, and
we stand with you and want to support your
journey to your best self.

The Dreambuilder Committee’s theme for 2019 is taken from a quote by the Grammy winning singer Leah LaBelle

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.

Through PWF Dreambuilders we each have the opportunity to show women in need in Lexington that we see your hard work, we know it is not easy, and we stand with you and want to support your journey to be your best self.

Each year the PWF members submit their suggestions for the Dreambuilder projects from agencies in Lexington focused on supporting women. Then the Dreambuilders Committee reviews the requests, and sends a proposal to the board for approval.

Dreambuilders thank all of the members who took time to nominate groups for PWF to support 2019, we had a number of strong nominations to consider.

New for this year in addition to the information about what each agency offers, we will be sharing how you can volunteer at a one time event or as an on going supporter of each of the featured agencies. Watch for more details in the monthly newsletters and at the first Wednesday luncheons.

The four agencies that we will be highlighting this year each support the values in our mission statement, and together these projects will allow us to support a variety of women from diverse backgrounds who like each of us, is trying to live their best life.
Here are the four PWF Dreambuilder projects for 2019, watch for more details about the great work these agencies are doing, how you can volunteer to support their mission, and what we will be gathering to directly help the women these agencies serve.

Dress for Success

How We Can Help- Donation Collection at the April 2019 meeting

Donations*: Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, specifically designer bags (gently used), scrubs (new, misses/plus sizes), portfolios for resumes (gently used)

If you’d rather someone else do the shopping, donations of cash or a check written out to the agency are gratefully accepted.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Career Center — Mentoring — Suiting — Donation Sorting

Hope Center for Women (new to PWF)

Gathering more information about their volunteer opportunities

Collect: 10 back packs, and enough supplies to fill them – toothpaste, calamine lotion , combs, disposable razors , shaving cream, feminine hygiene products

Lady Veterans Connect, Inc (New to PWF)

Gathering more information about their volunteer opportunities

Recommend completing gathering before Vet’s Day in Nov

Collect Personal Hygiene supplies, (shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brush), cleaning supplies, and clothing (socks, underwear) for 10 women.

THE NEST RECURRING

Gathering more information about their volunteer opportunities

Collection timed to support Reindeer Express

Collect: 20+ rolls of wrapping paper, 20 + Women empowering toys and several board games

Watch for information from the Membership Committee about how you can volunteer to help one of these organizations in a hands-on way with your fellow PWF members.

As you become aware of other great organizations supporting women in Lexington remember that they can be nominated for a Dreambuilder project for next year, 2020. In the mean time, please encourage members of other organizations to Join PWF. As a PWF member they will have opportunities to share information about upcoming events in the newsletter as well as placing information on the Member Information Table by the entrance to our meeting space. Also as a PWF member you or your designate can attend the monthly meeting and network with other PWF members so that they know what is coming up at your agency. A relatively new option is the PWF Spotlight program, where an organization sponsors a meeting and has the opportunity to speak to the group for 3 minutes before the keynote speaker. Also the Spotlight organization receives recognition leading up to the meeting in the newsletter and on the website / social marketing.

Melissa Bright and the Dreambuilders Committee

For more information, please contact Melissa Bright, 859-492-1128, mcbright@twc.com