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Use AmazonSmile to Boost Your Contributions to WIL
When you shop using AmazonSmile, Amazon will contribute a percentage of your purchase amount to WIL of Greater Philadelphia. You will see the same products at the same prices as on Amazon.com.

Instead of logging into amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com. Sign in using your amazon.com login.

When first visiting AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization. In the search bar in the middle of the page type Women International Leaders of Greater Philadelphia Inc. and click on search. When WIL (spelled out) appears with an address of Melrose Park, PA, click on the Select button.

Then go to smile.amazon.com and shop as you normally would at any time. For eligible purchases the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a portion of the purchase price to WIL.
June, 2017 
Power of 10 Exceeds Goal
WIL celebrated our tenth year anniversary with the Power of 10 fund raising campaign. The campaign was launched in March 2017 and will end June 30th. Our initial goal was to raise $10,000.00. To date our outreach raised $15,400.00! It is a real tribute to WIL's mission that so many lent so much support. Many thanks to all who gave.

WIL Insight Trip with Friendship Bridge to Guatemala
October 31 - November 7, 2017

Experience the culture and uniqueness of Guatemala with a small group of WIL members, and see microfinance in ACTION!

Go to wil-gp.org/travel-with-wil  for complete information.

Think about the reason that you joined WIL. We are a dynamic organization that brings together women from diverse backgrounds who are committed to empowering women in developing countries. As a WIL member, you want to learn about efforts that empower and inspire. WIL members, through educational programs, take action and become agents of change in furthering WIL's mission. The trip with Friendship Bridge to Guatemala represents a unique opportunity to learn about microfinance and see the successful results. Register now to see this beautiful country and at the same time, get to know like-minded women who are building a common sense of purpose and community. Join us!

The DEADLINE for SIGN UP IS June 15, 2017. Please check the link above for more complete information and travel details.
Flavors and Colors India - a Successful Event
The recent WIL event, "Flavors and Co lor s of India", was an in spiring evening of culture and fundraising in memory of Andi Broad, held May 18th at the Culinary
Literacy Center at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  For those of you that could not join us with Andi's husband Louis Broad and many other WIL members and guests, the night was overflowing with Indian culture, the memory of Andi and the spirit of WIL.  We learned about the Indian Women's Dolls Festival, Navratri, learned how to cook (and enjoy) healthy Indian meals, listened to a talented family of Indian musicians, danced, laughed and enjoyed ourselves as we know Andi would have as well.

We only need approximately $1,500 more to complete the funding for our next village bank in India which will be known as the Andi Broad Village Bank. If you did not yet contribute and want to do so, please make your  donation online or send  a check as explained on our website and note "for Andi Broad India Village Bank" in the comment section as soon as possible.  We hope you can help us complete the fundraising efforts to create our next village bank to empower women and their families in India.

Thanks to you all of you who already contributed to make the night a wonderful memory for all of us and for continuing the passion for WIL and what we do in Andi's memory!  Thanks as well to our special partners to help support us in our efforts which included The Free Library of Philadelphia Culinary Literacy Center and staff, Masala Meals, and our musicians, Surabhe Dhomne.
New Way to Support WIL
Now it is very easy to send a condolence or honor a friend.  Just follow three simple steps:
  1. Purchase a 6 pack of our beautiful tribute cards for $25.00 at a program meeting or WIL event. Cards can also be obtained by emailing Nancy Alter at nanalter@comcast.net.
  2. Donate on line at www.WIL-gp.org/contribute in honor or memory of someone or an event. Your donation is tax deductible.
  3. Make out the card, add a personal note and mail.
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