“(CAWC) has been very good to me and my children. I have learned so much since coming here. Their help and support made me realize I can do it on my own. The staff . . . is, “Wonderful” and I am grateful to each and everyone. They helped me and my children feel safe and comfortable at a time we were all very scared. (CAWC) has helped me change my life for the better and I will now be a better person and mother because of it. Thank you.”
- Testimonial from a former client of Connections for Abused Women and Their Children
World of Soul Motorcycle Community is pleased to annouce that Connections for Abused Women and Their Children has been chosen to be the beneficiary of the 1st Annual WORLDOFSOULMC.com Online Custom Bike Show.
In an emailed response to our request to provide assistance, Development Director, Anne L. Borg replied,
"CAWC is delighted to have been selected as a beneficiary of ...the proceeds from your 1st Annual WORLDOFSOULMC.com Online Bike Show. CAWC is one of the largest domestic violence program in the city of Chicago. We operate a 42 bed emergency shelter for women and children as well as counseling and outreach programs in three other locations throughout the city. You can learn more information about CAWC by visiting our website...I wish you much success in this first time effort and please contact me with your results when the show concludes."
In our initial talks with CAWC, it was our intent to forward a portion of the proceeds from the entry fees to CAWC. The balance of the funds would have been used to cover the cost of the site and participant awards. With the prospect of decreasing the amount of the proceeds to CAWC and the loss of our proposed sponsor, Soul Rydah Magazine the event was postponed pending changes. Although a new sponsor has not been secured, proceeds from Bikers 4 Obama patches will fund this project which will allow for 100% of the proceeds from the show to be directed appropriately to Connections for Abused Women and Their Children.
Together We Can Make A Difference...
Help make the fundraising event a success.
Full participation from the World of Soul family is requested. Not only will those of you with phenomenal motorcycles get to showcase your work, site members will have the opportunity to render their votes in establishing a consensus in every class.
But no bike show can be a success without bikes! So we ask that you continue to invite friends to the site. Even more so, we call out to the California bikers that claim to be kings of customizing. Those on the eastcoast, who without fail can hold their own in any competition. Step up! And all those in between from Florida to Washington state. Join www.worldofsoulmc.com and participate in some fun with peers while contributing to charity.
Coming to the Roundup in ATL? Why not present the trophies and/or plaques at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Can we count on your support? Helping woman and children in transition is what this is all about.
Why domestic violence?
We chose domestice violence because life on earth begins with the woman. Victims of domestic violence with children not only affect the adult but also the child who in turn statistically repeat the process of domestic violence. Violence in any form is counterproductive in any humane society. We give attention to this issue so that we may focus on the root causes of anger and seek the neccesary resolve to channel those thoughts and actions appropriatley and without harm.
With you, Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) can continue to fulfill its mission of ending domestic violence by providing the critical interventions women and children need to rebuild their lives and renew their hopes.
Please join us in this first and one of a kind effort.
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