We are committed TO contributing to the community IN WHICH we live, work, and play
DRESS FOR SUCCESS 2018
Athena proudly hosted its 6th annual Dress for Success Clothing Drive from March 12-23 of 2018, and collected over 1,000 lbs of clothing. This brings our six-year total to over 13,000 lbs of gently used women's workwear benefiting The Clothes Closet!
Dress for Success collects ready-to-wear suits, jackets, pants, scarves, shoes, boots, coats, and accessories.
Donations benefit The Clothes Closet at the South Winnipeg Family Information Centre (SWFIC) who provide gently used women's work wear and accessories, free of charge, to women re-entering the workforce for a variety of reasons, whether having recently left abusive situations or not having means for interview-appropriate clothing or job training attire.
The South Winnipeg Family Information Centre celebrated 20 years of operation in 2017, and is a United Way Winnipeg funded agency.
LEADER OF TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP
Established by Athena Leadership in 2013, the Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship recognizes and supports outstanding young Manitoban women who embody empowerment, integrity, and philanthropy, who have proven themselves leaders from an early age. Our recipients are: Kailee Rutherford (2017), Yael Hagheray (2016), Jesslyn Janssen (2015), Acqueline Masvikeni (2014), and Haley Hrymak (2013). For details on scholarship winners or the fund, click here.
In 2013 Athena challenged members to complete 500 volunteer hours in the community, and surpassed it with over 1,400 hours. In 2014, Athena surpassed 1,800 volunteer hours. Since then, Athena members have continued to commit over 2,000 hours per year to organizations like Gowns for Grads, United Way Winnipeg, Guardian Angels Gala, The Dream Room Project, Springs Church, Masala Mixer, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Special Olympics, Women Business Owners of Manitoba Gala, the Manitoba Marathon, and more.