Invested in helping women and children in need move toward self-sufficiency and stability through advocacy, outreach and charitable giving.
Women’s Philanthropic Investment Group (WPIG) was founded in January 2008 by a group of women who wanted to give back to the community both financially and physically, invest in the future and educate themselves. WPIG of Seattle is comprised of a talented group of women. Their varying education and interests create a unique blend that fuels a passion for helping others.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
— Margaret Mead
Our group meets monthly to discuss our annual charity, quarterly volunteer opportunities, and collect dues. WPIG starts the year off by presenting charities that align with our mission. The group designates one charity as our WPIG annual beneficiary. Our annual beneficiary, if local, receives volunteer time in addition to philanthropic donations. Our annual event earnings are split 50/50 between our current beneficiary and future WPIG charities.
Kent County is one of the most severely underserved communities in Tennessee. To combat this adversity, Project Sprout seeks to nourish our neighbors at the most fundamental level with healthy food options and a strong support network. All members get a portion of each harvest and surpluses are donated to low-income families whose work schedules prevent them from volunteering.
hours of volunteer service
organizations which we have collaborated
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With ten gardens and counting, Project Sprout has seen a significant improvement in mental and physical health for all participating community members. Other than lowering obesity, blood pressure, and depression rates, the crime rate has also fallen. Our children are doing better in school, reporting higher grades and aspirations, and better job prospects.
If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.