Woman Working Wonder’s Power of the Purse Event

Woman Working Wonder’s Power of the Purse Event


Each year, the WWW Fund hosts our signature “Power of the Purse Plus” event, raising funds for grants to empower women and girls.

At Women Working Wonders, we know that a purse is more than a mere accessory or fashion statement. The purse is a symbol of power, of a collective philanthropic dedication to improve the lives of girls and women, and thus improve society. Times are tough, but so are we. During this unprecedented time of a global pandemic, economic turmoil, and a full scale reckoning of social and racial injustice, Women Working Wonders stands firm in our commitment to improve the lives of girls and women in the Greater Lowell community. We have seen the painful impact on all levels of society, but especially upon those who have long been disadvantaged and dispossessed.

In 2022, Women Working Wonders is proudly awarding $52,000 to six nonprofits to fund programs that assist women in transition, provide leadership development in girls, and/or contribute to the beautification of the environment. WWW has distributed grants totaling over $300,000 since our inception in 2004, creating positive change in countless lives!

WWW Awards Six Grants Totaling $60,000

The Women Working Wonders (WWW) Fund, a permanently endowed fund of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, has announced the recipients of $60,000 in grants to support local nonprofit programs that empower women and girls in the community.

“Women Working Wonders is proud to support these six outstanding organizations in their work to effect positive change in the lives of women and girls in Greater Lowell,” said Marcia Cassidy, Women Working Wonders board president. “Every year the need grows for funding of programs to support women and girls, and every year Women Working Wonders answers that call.”

Recipients of the 2023 WWW grants (each for $10,000):

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell for “Within Reach” to empower the girls served at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell to develop aspirational goals

  • Challenge Unlimited for Equine Assisted Therapeutic Programs for Female First Responders

  • Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI) for Financial Foundations for Women

  • Greater Lowell Health Alliance for It Takes a Village: The Breastfeeding-Friendly Communities Project

  • International Institute of New England for IINE-Lowell Family Literacy Class – English and Empowerment for Refugee Women

  • Mill City Grows for Merrimack Valley Growers’ Aid to provide access to land, training, and technical assistance to growers who identify as women

Women Working Wonders, an all-volunteer group of women dedicated to effecting positive change, provides annual grants in three key areas: assisting women in transition, providing leadership development in girls and women, and/or contributing to the beautification of the environment to benefit women and girls. Founded in 2004 by a small group of women coming together to form a collective giving organization that focused on women’s issues, the fund has made more than $370,000 in grants to organizations supporting women and girls in the Greater Lowell area.

Read the full press release.