It’s the season of giving and there’s a great cause. LDS Philanthropies is raising money to provide scholarships for single LDS moms. The scholarships are to LDS Business College and include full tuition and books for a 2 year program.
Here’s the story of one mom who is in the program right now.
You can give people money or you can invest in them. This is an investment. The single moms I knew worked so hard to provide for their families. It’s tough to go from raising your kids full-time at home to working full-time. Most don’t have enough child support and have to work. If you pay child care and have a low paying job it can seem like running in place.
Psychologically it’s a needed boost in your self-worth when someone invests in you — especially right after a divorce. It’s so tough on your entire identity as an LDS woman who believes in eternal families. When you give through the church you know that it goes straight to the cause. Plus many volunteer to help - so the money goes further.
This education is focused on teaching women employable skills - and it’s working - 90% of graduates in recent years have been placed.
A semester costs $1,800 or $3,600 a year, or $7,200 for a full two year degree. There are 45 single parents currently in need. We want to see how many of these 45 parents we can help.
Our goal is to create scholarships for 45 women. Our neighborhood is full of successful and generous people. Let’s see what we can do to help!
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