This post is a bit of a departure from those regularly seen here, but it is connected to the overall message/mission of Interior Fitness. I began seeking solutions for pregnancy recovery for my female patients in 2003. It grew into a passion for bringing about a change in the way rehab and fitness is delivered to women and girls from puberty through menopause. At the heart, is my true desire to help women of all ages.
Every year I give 10% of my business profit to charitable causes. This year I have decided on two charities, one global and one local, that are on their own missions to help women and girls. I wanted to share them with you in hopes that you too will be moved by the causes they serve and consider a donation.
The first is She Dances www.shedances.org . They have created a safe house in Honduras for young girls (11-18) who have been trafficked and sexually exploited. I was floored when an organization rep told me that some girls are trafficked from early childhood.
Their Mission: “We believe that every girl deserves a life of love, opportunity, family, and a hopeful future. We believe that every girl deserves to dance in freedom. Through a peaceful home nestled in the hills of Honduras, weʼre providing holistic restoration for innocent and forgotten young girls who have been trafficked and sexually exploited.”
The second is Harvest Home www.theharvesthome.net . They have created a home here in Los Angeles for homeless, pregnant women and their children. I was shocked to learn that pregnant women are turned away by most shelters, so they are forced to the streets.
Their Mission: “To transform the lives of homeless, pregnant women and their children by identifying and overcoming the root causes of homelessness, and by promoting physical and emotional health, spiritual growth, and financial independence.”
Please consider caring for women and girls in need by supporting these great causes through their websites!
Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Julie Wiebe, PT