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Women Helping Women

Local Charity Organizations Made to Help Local Women

Article by Mary-Sloan Smart

Photography by Central Florida Diaper Bank, One Heart for Women and Children, and Dress For Success Greater Orlando

Originally published in Winter Garden City Magazine

Our community is made up of 22,558 women according to Point2Homes. That is over 51% of our Winter Garden population. Many women and children are in need of a helping hand. Whether that's help putting food on the table, needing supplies for their kids, or help finding a career, there are numerous ways that we as a community can help. These three women-owned and founded charity organizations have been making a difference for the women and children of this community for over 20 years. 

Central Florida Diaper Bank

centralfloridadiaperbank.org

Central Florida Diaper Bank is a local charity organization founded by Sharon Lyles whose mission statement "is to advocate and encourage healthy growth, nutrition, and development for children from newborn to age three." Their goal is to help women and children who are at risk by identifying their needs and providing the appropriate resources. They accept donations of money, diapers, clothes, food, women’s sanitary products, and all basic essentials for women and children.

One Heart for Women and Children

oneheartorlando.org/our-vision

One Heart for Women and Children is a local Orlando charity organization founded by Stephanie Bowman that focuses on helping individuals who are homeless by helping them meet their most essential needs. They help by providing access to food, clothing, school supplies, personal hygiene items, household items, as well as offering a full spectrum of educational and preventative services, focusing on topics like: life skills, parenting, drug and alcohol abuse prevention. 

Dress For Success Greater Orlando

greaterorlando.dressforsuccess.org/about-us

Dress for Success is a local charity organization that aims to “empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.” They help women who live in poverty by providing the proper work attire, and through educational, career and networking events. Every woman deserves to realize her full potential and achieve financial independence.

  • Dress For Success
  • Dress For Success
  • One Heart for Women and Children
  • One Heart for Women and Children
  • One Heart for Women and Children
  • Central Florida Diaper Bank
  • Central Florida Diaper Bank
  • Dress For Success
  • Dress For Success