For International Women’s Day 2018, we’re asking you to honour a woman in your life who has had your back by pledging a donation in her name in order to support other women in our community. This initiative is part of Shedoesthecity’s #BehindEveryWoman partnership with United Way Toronto & York Region: a commitment to raise $10,000 for women in our community who need our support.  

Sistering, West Neighbourhood House, The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC), Planned Parenthood of Toronto, Working Women Community Centre, YWCA Toronto: these are all wonderful organizations that are supported through United Way funding, and they are all on the front lines of helping women in the GTA every single day. 

Each time you make a donation in another woman’s name (could be as little as $10, or as much as you can give) that woman will receive a notification that she made a difference in your life. What a wonderful way to not only honour someone whose made a difference in your life but also pay it forward to a woman in this city who could really use your help. 

In the coming days, we will be sharing stories from a variety of women in our community whose lives have changed and improved through United Way organizations. Inspiring, brave, uplifting: we hope through sharing these stories, you’ll get a clearer understanding of how even a modest donation can directly impact another woman’s life.

Honour someone who’s had your back now.