After reading the book “Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, Caoline Wheeler Founder and Director of Sisters for Peace was inspired to take action and engage others to get involved with humanitarian projects that often focus on empowering women and girls, locally and around the world. What began as a small group of friends has grown into Sisters for Peace, a grassroots group focusing on issues of poverty, women’s equality & health, human rights, education and social justice.
In just three years, Sisters for Peace has rallied to do humanitarian projects and has given over $40,000 for local and global organizations and organized volunteer projects both large and small: including, visiting nursing home residents, caring for women with cancer, delivering supplies and doing relief work for victims of Hurricane Sandy and volunteering with teen mothers. This past summer marks our second year volunteering with Simply Smiles Inc. on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota where the poverty, infant mortality and suicide rates are by far the highest in our country.
Sisters and brothers for Peace recently sponsored 3 girls education in Nepal. Manisha 6, Nisha 8 and Nirmala 10. We will be traveling to Nepal to meet all three girls in October 2014! We will also do volunteer work there!
Sisters for Peace is an entirely volunteer organization and every dollar donated, 100% goes directly to our humanitarian projects. Caroline can attest that it doesn’t take an extensive network of partners and investors to start making a difference, it just takes a group of caring individuals who are willing to come together!
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