Mothers Abandoned or Widowed

A nonprofit organization

$4,000 raised by 10 donors

100% complete

$3,500 Goal

Formed in 2011, MAW Charities is a nonprofit established to provide a range of assistance to previously married abandoned or widowed women and their children under the age of 18 who live at or below the poverty line. Our organization focuses on education, socialization, employment and self-esteem building. Collaborating with community agencies, MAW aspires to help single mothers gain the education and social skills necessary to enhance the quality of their daily lives and empower them by improving their economic opportunities. We also assist basic necessities, through referrals for food, clothes, housing and medical expenses in addition to education needs.

Poorer women with young children that have been abandoned or widowed, struggle to find employment and educational options closer to home because of transportation restrictions. This situation leads them to lower paying jobs like domestic workers, factory jobs, night jobs minimum wage options, all while leaving their children unattended without proper care. These situations contribute to a continuous cycle of poverty-stricken neighborhoods.

Our program aims to keep families safe and help them to become more prosperous by providing customized transportation options, that include but not limited to; major and minor car repairs, routine car maintenance, automobile purchases, car payments, Uber rides, short term childcare, and helping their children to build self-esteem by putting them in a more positive environment.

An example of our impact shows that we have provided more than 8,000 hours of temporary childcare, allowing our clients to focus on jobs, education, employment and building their confidence up after being broken down. We have purchased or acquired 22 automobiles, paid car payments, purchased towing cards, replaced transmissions & motors, books for school and assisted with high school diplomas.

Everyone we have assisted has been at or below the poverty line but many, have now been able to find better paying jobs outside of their neighborhoods reaching for a higher target.

Our Needs

Our greatest challenge is to provide reliable transportation for the abandoned or widowed mothers we serve. Without reliable transportation, these mothers will be unable to stay employed to provide for their families or to continue their education. While we fix up unreliable automobiles, our goal is to provide good used cars or new ones to ensure that their families are safe and income is sustained.

We aspire to have our own facility to keep cars on hand, provide fluid changes (oil, transmission, etc) for these new single moms. In addition, to provide tutoring, mentoring, SAT prep and, finance education.

Mission

Our Mission is to assist those mothers who have been abandoned by their husbands or, whose husbands have died prematurely. Assisting them with childcare, transportation and, continuing education.

Our Vision is to have communities where abandoned and widowed mothers can live with dignity and respect through turbulent times.

Our Values: We acknowledge and value the dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves to creating an environment that promotes caring, equality and self-esteem for those mothers who have been abandoned or widowed unexpectedly.

Needs

"Poverty to Powerful"

Our greatest challenge is to provide reliable transportation for the abandoned or widowed mothers we serve. Without reliable transportation, these mothers will be unable to stay employed to provide for their families or to continue their education. While we fix up unreliable automobiles, our goal is to provide good used cars or new ones to ensure that their families are safe and income is sustained.

We aspire to have our own facility to keep cars on hand and provide fluid changes (oil, transmission, etc) for these new single moms. In addition, to provide tutoring, mentoring, SAT prep, and, finance education.

Equity Statement

Our Values: We acknowledge and value the dignity of all individuals. We pledge ourselves in creating and maintaining and environment that promotes caring, equality, and self-esteem, for those mothers who have been abandoned or widowed unexpectedly.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Mothers Abandoned or Widowed

other names

MAW Charities

Tax id (EIN)

45-3545439

Guidestar

Causes

Community Improvement, Women & Girls, Youth & Children

Operating Budget

$100,000 - $249,999

Counties Served

Grayson, Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin

BIPOC Serving

Other, Hispanic or Latinx, Black or African American

BIPOC Leadership

Both the Executive Director/CEO and Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement

Address

1452 Hughes Rd Suite 200
Grapevine, TX 76051

Phone

817-545-7843

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