When you have completed your Walk, Run, Jog, or Ride, post a selfie on your social media and tag CWNY or send your photo to email@example.com, and we will post on our website..
CWNY Vice President Jeanine Frumenti on her 5K Walk at Fort Totten Park
HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
Monday, Nov. 23 - Monday, Nov. 30
CWNY is pleased to partner with City Harvest to help feed our neighbors. If you are interested in doing the Virtual Walk through Fort Totten Park Monday, November 23 - Monday, November 30, you will see the City Harvest food donation box on the porch at CWNY office at 207 Totten Ave. Please note that Fort Totten Park hours are 6 am - 9 pm daily.
Most-needed items include: canned fruit, canned vegetables, peanut butter (plastic jars), macaroni and cheese (packaged), hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized), proteins (i.e. tuna or beans), juice packs, and soups. Note: City Harvest cannot accept unlabeled or dented cans, open packaging, products that need to be refrigerated, homemade foods, or expired products.
Our program focuses on the connection between sustainability and women's rights.
If you are interested in joining our Green Team or have ideas to share, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and specify Green Team in the subject line of your email.
CROCUS BULB PLANTING
CWNY thanks the NY Philanthropic Initiatives of BNP Paribas USA for the generous donation of 100 crocus bulbs. We are grateful to Ravi Rokkam and his wife, Shanthi Rokkam, for planting the bulbs at our Fort Totten location and thank NYC Parks Northeast Queens Administrator, Matt Symons, for coordinating the volunteer event and Fort Totten Park Gardener Amy Botzfield for supervising the planting. We look forward to the blooms in Spring 2021.
CWNY is a Workforce1 partner. If you are seeking a paid position in the five boroughs, please send your resume by email to email@example.com and we will match your qualifications to openings at Workforce1. Write Paid Position Resume in the subject line of your email.
Did you know that the majority of caregivers are women? CWNY celebrates caregiversCWNY partners with Queens Council for Social Welfare (QCSW) to provide caregivers support on a weekly phone meeting.
Three of the caregivers shared their experiences.
If you are a caregiver and feel emotionally and physically drained 24/7, then you may think you can't spare any time to join a support group. That's how I felt. But one day I came across the CWNY & QCSW caregiver support group number and made the decision to participate by phone, which allows me to also multitask. Before I was dealing with all the challenges alone, which creates more stress. Now, by exchanging information and experiences with other members and the two empathetic facilitators, I come away with helpful suggestions. Mostly, I'm grateful to have a place to talk, and even cry, and feel supported. --------------- Daniella
I'm a survivor of domestic violence, a caregiver for an elderly mother of failing health, working from home, caring and schooling two young children when COVID-19 began to peak in March of 2020 alone with very little help from family. ALL from home while the living condition was not a most favorable one. I stumbled across CWNY in one of my desperate searches for help online in April. I was fortunate enough that CWNY cared enough to continue to respond to women’s inquiries and cries for help, in the most uncertain of times when businesses and organizations were not operating and or struggling to figure out on how to continue virtual operation during a worldwide pandemic. The CWNY and QCSW staff is an amazing group of dedicated, caring, trustworthy and reliable women; always available to listen and provide links to valuable resources. I will forever be thankful for CWNY and QCSW’s support as they are responsible for helping me keep calm and collected during the most difficult of times.
On a side note…my company and its staff are firm believers of the importance of giving back to our communities and or charitable organizations throughout the year, especially during the holidays. We were asked last week to give a recommendation and I volunteered CWNY and QCSW. We are a very large company so there is no guarantee that CWNY and QCSW will get a majority of the votes needed, but I hope the few coworkers that were familiar with my situation will be swayed to vote this way.
Regardless of the outcomes, I will forever be thankful to CWNY and QCSW. Please continue the commitment and amazing work you do. ----------------- Sally
With today’s population aging, many adult children are caring for their parents. Lack of facilities, insurance, suitable housing and busy lives make caring for an elderly parent difficult. The CWNY/QCSW support group is a great outlet to express your concerns, challenges and frustrations. You can learn from others in the group. It has been a great source of comfort and reassurance. --- Sara
On Thursday, October 22 Seeta Trivedi, MD, medical oncologist shared the latest breakthroughs in breast cancer treatments and breast cancer survivor Argie Moutafis-Agelarakis shared her inspirational journey.
PARENTING SCHOOL CHILDREN IN A PANDEMIC
On Thursday, October 15, 2020 presenters, Sandra X Pradas Martin, CPC, ELI-MP,Parent & Leadership Coach, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and Joanne Tsianos,Certified Health Coach. Founder of the QueenBee Club, and full time working mama, shared tips and resources to manage the stress of virtual/blended learning.
Sandra and Joanne are offering a discount on their parent leadership services to CWNY Members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code.
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PowerPoint slides and videos from past webinars can be found on our Past Events web page. Let us know if you have feedback on the webinars, or if you have topic suggestions for future webinars at email@example.com.
CWNY ANNUAL MEETING
CWNY Annual Meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 PM
TURNING POINT PARTNERSHIP
CWNY has partnered with Turning Point for Women and Families. Turning Point was founded in 2004 as one of the first social service agencies in New York to provide culturally and religiously sensitive services to Muslim women and their families. From serving survivors in need of urgent resources, educating seniors in ESOL and citizenship prep, to building a sustainable youth program to combat gender-based violence, Turning Point has always been center stage at empowering women.
Turning Point's Domestic Violence Helpline can be reached at (718) 550-3586 M-F 10am - 6pm or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Turning Point's website at tpny.org for more information on their services.
Are you an Amazon.com shopper? If so, Amazon will donate half a percent of most purchase prices when you shop at smile.amazon.com. It's the same Amazon you know with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Of course, we hope you'll choose Center for the Women of New York!