“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
~ Maya Angelou

Community. Activism. Education.

Women for Progress aims to raise awareness, educate and connect individuals to activism on a wide range of issues including gender equality, gun violence prevention, environmental protection, racial justice and human rights.

Fundraising Initiatives.

Making a difference in other people’s lives.
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Food For Families

While the pandemic has slowed, many New Jersey families need our help. Food for Families, a Women for Progress initiative, will provide nutrition to NJ families most at risk due to the covid crisis. WFP is donating $2500 to kick-off this effort.

As we pivot our fundraising efforts to Food For Families, please take pride in knowing that YOUR donations over the last 10 weeks resulted in raising $33,965 which provided 4440 meals from 10 local restaurants to frontline workers!

All funds will benefit Make the Road New Jersey.

Racial Justice Fund

At Women for Progress, we know we need to show up for the Black community, as well as other marginalized communities and communities of color. Please help us in funding critical racial justice initiatives with your donation below. WFP launched this initiative with a $2500 match of donations received. Every dollar donated by individual members will be matched by WFP (with a cap of $2500) and will be distributed equally to the following organizations on the frontlines of racial justice and equality: Black Lives Matter, Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Bergen/Passaic Chapter, Southern Poverty Law Center.

Food for the Frontline

Success Recap

Total Funding Reached $35,000!0%

As COVID-19 shuttered New Jersey businesses, forced residents to stay at home and brought our healthcare workers and first responders to the frontline, Women for Progress launched Food for the Frontline, a project to pay local restaurants to deliver meals to our healthcare heroes. What started as a project to feed a local ambulance corp. in Essex County grew to an initiative providing meals to frontline workers at five major hospitals in Essex and Bergen counties – Hackensack University Medical Center, St. Joes Regional Medical Center, Clara Mass Medical Center, Mountainside Hospital and East Orange General Hospital. Women for Progress matched funds for the project up to $5,000 and with over 300 individual donors, funding for the program quickly reached $35,000.

In ten weeks, the program provided almost 5,000 meals to hospitals and ambulance units and supported 10 local restaurants through the quarantine period. As food establishments began to reopen, Women for Progress has pivoted the program to provide food for New Jersey families facing food insecurity in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdowns and sudden record unemployment. Your continued donations will help support this new initiative with a match from Women for Progress with a cap of $2,500.

Countdown to the 2020 Election

“I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change — but in yours.”
~ President Barack Obama