Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Women Moving Women

Elizabeth Grant Skin Care and The Shopping Channel have just launched an incredible initiative- The Elizabeth Grant Ambassador Program in support of Women Moving Women.

Five women have been selected from across Canada to be ‘Elizabeth Grant Ambassadors’ and take part in this project that will help fund programmes for the Canadian’s Women Foundation. These wonderful women were all brought to Toronto in January to meet Elizabeth and find out what being an ‘Elizabeth Grant Ambassador’ really means.

The ladies were well taken care of during their visit with a five star lunch at Auberge du Pommier, a sightseeing trip around the city of Toronto, and they were treated to a private tour of The Shopping Channel. These Ambassadors had a first rate vacation, but the job that lies ahead is not just a simple walk in the park.

The true meaning of Ambassador role is to succeed in raising money for an important cause. After their Toronto visit, each one of these women returned to their homes across Canada to tackle their main duty and start fundraising. The Ambassadors are required to raise funds in their own communities over the next six months and report back to TSC and Elizabeth Grant as they go. They can be as creative as they want in their means of raising money- with most of the women focusing on home based events and silent auctions.

We salute these wonderful women as they embark on a journey that is so important to women across Canada. Did you know that 1 in 7 women in Canada lives in poverty? And when women live in poverty, so do their children: 1 million children in Canada live under the poverty line. The money raised through the Elizabeth Grant Ambassador Program will go towards helping empower Canadian women living in poverty, helping them get back on their feet, both financially and personally.

Click here to meet our five incredible Elizabeth Grant Ambassadors and hear what they have to say about the job that lies ahead and what it means to them. As one Ambassador so eloquently puts it, “If you’re helping the women, you’re helping the children.”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated over the next several months and let you know how these dedicated women are doing in the name of helping other women.

Ambassador Luncheon with Elizabeth Grant at Auberge du Pommier, Toronto

No comments: