Blog Action Day
Today marks the second annual Blog Action Day in which the goal is for all bloggers to be focusing for one day on a single cause, this year it’s fighting poverty in an effort to raise awareness and encourage a global discussion.
As the Chair of Provisional Education for the Junior League of San Francisco, Agent Genius’ own Ginger Wilcox is responsible for developing and implementing a one year training program for 180 women entering the Junior League. She felt is important that hands on training would benefit the new members over a lecture series, so she teamed the League up with the Homeless Prenatal Program in San Francisco. Seizing the motivating opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood, the Homeless Prenatal Program.
Ginger noted that “HPP joins with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Since 1998, when the Homeless Prenatal Program implemented its housing program, 2,235 families including 3,993 children have been moved into stable housing.
In an effort to assist families as they begin their lives anew, this year’s project will involve procuring items needed to help approximately 100 mothers at HPP settle into a new home, as well as a new life.
My job it to work with girls to teach them how to develop goals and project plans to implement a large scale project, teach them how to procure donations, and how to implement their plan.
Ginger shared with me just a small portion of what she does in the volunteer world and she is a great role model for her children and for our community in that she has a long record of putting others before herself and never ignoring the needs of her community. Ginger, your AG family thanks you for all you do and today we recognize your innovative volunteer work to fight poverty.
October 15, 2008 at 12:24 pm
Lani… these profiles have been great, thank you. I’m honored to know Ginger and call her a friend.
October 15, 2008 at 12:31 pm
Ginger gives a lot of her time, devotion and energy to others….. The Junior League of San Francisco and the Homeless Prenatal Program are blessed to have her!
October 15, 2008 at 12:43 pm
Nice highlight of Ginger and her efforts to help fight poverty in her community.
October 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm
Y’all, Ginger does so much volunteer work, this is just ONE of several different projects she’s working on, she’ has a huuuuuge heart. Ginger, you rock! 🙂
October 15, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Ginger, you just continue to amaze me, I’m so proud that you’re at Ag- and thank you for doing what you do.
October 15, 2008 at 3:41 pm
Lani, this is awesome. Ginger’s far to modest to toot her own horn. Her story is amazing, and an inspiration to me. As Turner said, I’m honored to know Ginger and call her a friend.
October 16, 2008 at 8:46 am
Thank you Lani et al. You are far too complimentary. When I read the other stories of people making an impact, I am in awe. One note, I cannot take responsibility in anyway for the actual partnership with HPP and the league. It is a very long and complicated process that I was not involved in.