What is Women With A Purpose?
Women With A Purpose, Inc is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to giving back to local communities by aiding and supporting individuals, children or families in great need or distress, one dinner at a time.
When the organization was founded in 2009 it had only 23 members, now it has a growing membership of over 2,500 local members and has raised thousands of dollars! We look for opportunities to increase awareness, membership and funding within our community and hope you will help with our mission!
Along with our truly dedicated and loyal membership, we can lift the spirits of families going through extremely challenging times, and the recipients in turn inspire us and our members to continue to give back to those in need, it works both ways. We create a ripple effect that touches the lives of so many people in our community.
How does it work?
By getting together once a month, we enjoy dinner and drinks at a local restaurant and host a fabulous Girls’ Night Out! The restaurants give back by extending a very generous dinner at a special rate. We are local women, supporting local businesses, helping local families. Each monthly dinner hosted by Women With A Purpose consists of a group between 150-200 guests. It’s a great way to reconnect with old friends, meet new people, do some light networking, try new and exciting restaurants, and have a Girls’ Night Out, all while helping someone in your own backyard that is going through a shattering time in their lives.
At the beginning of the evening each attending guest contributes a minimum $10 gift and nominates an individual, child, or family who has experienced an unforeseen financial, health, or catastrophic event. Towards the end of the evening we randomly pick from the nominations and whomever is chosen is gifted the money collected. The more women that attend each month, the more money we can gift to support people in our community who have been affected by a catastrophic, life altering event. Anyone in attendance at the dinners may nominate someone to be the next month’s recipient.
The individual, child or family nominated must be in great need or distress from medical circumstances, sickness, displacement from their home, or similar situations, and should be local to your area.
Women With A Purpose was founded in 2009 by mother-daughter team, Stacey Nami and Andrea Paprocka. Andrea and Stacey are life-long residents of Hopewell Township. Andrea currently resides in Washington Crossing, PA. Stacey resides in Titusville, NJ. “We have always been of the philosophy of pay it forward, help someone in need, and give back to your community.”