Women’s History Month is a great time to support nonprofits who focus on helping and empowering women and girls in our community.
Valley of the Sun United Way funds dozens of amazing organizations in our community. Here is a look at a few of our partners working to improve the lives of women and girls through Education and Workforce Development:
By donating to Valley of the Sun United Way, you are ensuring that all of these organizations can continue providing services and support to women in our community. You can learn more about donating.
“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.” — Mindy Kaling
Women’s History Month is a time to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women in our country and local community. The annual celebration started back in 1987 and takes place during the entire month of March. During this time, you and your family can explore the achievements of women that make the world a better, more equitable place.
In 1912, Arizona became the tenth state to grant women the right to vote. This happened eight years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment, allowing all U.S women to vote.
Our state is also the home to many female pioneers. In 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman in the United States Supreme Court. O’Connor practiced law in Maryvale and served as assistant Attorney General in the 1960’s.
"Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom." — Sandra Day O’Connor
The National Women’s History chooses a theme each year. The theme for 2022 is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." The theme is a tribute to the caregivers and frontline workers who have worked tirelessly during the ongoing pandemic.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s the power of using your voice.” — Michelle Obama
Valley of the Sun United Way is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive community for everyone. Our Mighty Change 5-year plan ensures all residents in Maricopa County have the support they need to lead healthy, happy lives. You can read more about our goals.