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“Changing Lives Together” what the Women's Fund is all about. Not only do we combine our charitable dollars to make larger donations than most of us can give on our own, but the nonprofits we support work collaboratively too, making a huge impact on the lives of the people they serve.

Take Mary for example.

Mary’s story

Mary is a 33-year-old mother and the victim of such serious beatings from her husband that she could barely eat, suffering pain and humiliation from her numerous broken and missing teeth. With the help of 2009 WF grantee Domestic Violence Solutions, Mary and her 12-year-old child are now safe and her ex-husband is incarcerated. Thanks to the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (2004, 2008, 2011 WF grantee), Mary is healing and will have her remaining teeth extracted and be fitted with dentures. And with the cost of dental work outside of Mary's reach, the St. Cecilia Society will use a portion of their recent WF grant to pay her dental bill, reduced by the Eastside Family Dental Clinic where the work will be done.

Talk about "changing lives together." For Mary, a mouth without teeth was a constant reminder of the abusive life she and her child escaped and something that would never change until she had dentures. From a past of pain and shame, Mary sees a future of hope and confidence.

Join the 2012 Women’s Fund today

The Women's Fund has helped write many similar stories. If you would like to help us write more stories like Mary's, please join the Women's Fund for 2012.

Last month Women's Fund member Betty Elings Wells once again generously committed $250,000 in a 2-for-1 match for every dollar the Women's Fund raises above $350,000 by December 31.

As every dollar comes in, we get closer to reaching our threshold to trigger the match! So don't delay. Your membership contributions all count toward our goal.

Click here to join the Women's Fund in 2012.

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