- Girls for Change is selling spooky desserts at a Halloween Bake Sale on Sunday, October 28 in front of Anderson’s Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave. in downtown Naperville from noon to 4PM. Proceeds will extend across the globe to empower women in developing countries and the community is invited to help. Girls for Change is a non-profit organization started by a small group of Naperville North High School girls working to empower women in developing countries. Through microloans and education, the aim is to help women change their lives for the better. Members seek to make women the source of the change our world so badly needs. The group believes in the power of hope. Proceeds from the Bake Sale will benefit organizations such as Global Giving and Kiva that give women microloans or educational opportunities in impoverished countries.
The girls’ outreach mirrors efforts by much larger international agencies. Among the donations made thus far are: funds for vocational training for 100 women in Pakistan; a contribution to a maternity hospital in Somaliland to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates; monies for a global fund to advance women’s issues worldwide; and micro-financing for some women-run businesses. Girls for Change follows a mission to empower females in countries where they are otherwise oppressed. The participating students are convinced that that is the best hope for alleviating poverty.
For more information visit www.girlsforchange.net.