Help our Women Empowering Women group raise funds to empower poor women in Bangladesh by donating clothing, shoes, purses, linens - virtually anything textile or that you can wear! Simply bag your items up (33 gallon trash bags preferable) and drop them off at our office at 5200 Shaw Ave. on The Hill in St. Louis anytime during the month of June (weekdays 9-4). Tell all of your friends and family, your church, and your neighbors to join you! Thank you.
Come and play trivia with us on Saturday, August 17. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and play begins at 7:00 p.m. Cost is only $20 per person with tables of 8 (or more) with all proceeds going to serve the extreme poor in Bangladesh! We’ll have gift baskets for you to bid on, silent auction items, and a 50/50 raffle. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Register your team by August 15 here or by calling 314.993.5599. See you there!
In honor of International Women’s Day, we celebrate those making a difference from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9th, at the International Institute (3401 Arsenal) in St. Louis. We seek to build community with organizations and individuals in the St. Louis area through highlighting the experiences of women on a local and global scale. We will feature booths selling products from around the world, showcase the international work of local nonprofits, and hear from people who are making a real difference.
Speakers, listed below, begin at 2:00.
Carlos Suarez, representing the United Nations Association of St. Louis, will speak about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015 with goals to be reached by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
Dr. Proscovia Nabunya is a Research Assistant Professor at the Brown School of Social Work and the Assistant Director of the Africa Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis. The Africa Initiative works to create a framework to support and strengthen Washington University’s impact and programmatic efforts in over 36 countries in Africa. Dr. Nabunya will talk about her work focused on family-based economic empowerment programs and women’s role in addressing HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.
Riaheen Farzana is a doctoral student at SIU Carbondale and is doing her thesis on women entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. She received her undergraduate degree in Bangladesh and taught at a University there prior to coming to the U.S. to obtain a Masters and PhD. Riaheen will talk about life in Bangladesh and share what she has learned about women entrepreneurs in her homeland.
Mardi Manary cofounded Project Peanut Butter with her husband, Dr. Mark Manary. Project Peanut Butter advances the treatment of severe malnutrition, the single largest cause of child death in the world today, using effective, locally produced read-to-use therapeutic foods. She will talk about how they serve children and pregnant women suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Sub-Sharan Africa and beyond. Although not the main focus of the work, Project Peanut Butter found that their work provided means for women to feel empowered as mothers, breadwinners, and advocates for women and children in their villages and homes.
There is no charge for the event! Tea and desserts will be offered for a donation.
Are you passionate about eradicating poverty in developing countries and want to meet others who share that passion? Join the PSDI Ambassador group at the Big Club Hall at 5200 Shaw on The Hill in St. Louis on Friday, Sept. 21 any time between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. We will treat you to a drink and a snack while you learn about the great work we are doing.
PSDI's Women Empowering Women group is getting together again!!
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 20 from 12-1 pm at the Big Club Hall, 5200 Shaw Avenue on The Hill.
We'll do a quick tour of the PSDI office, eat a light lunch, report on the success of our Rummage Sale and talk about next steps!
Bring $10 to cover lunch and invite your friends to learn more about how we can give poor women in Bangladesh hope for a better future for their family.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-993-5599 to RSVP by September 18.
PSDI is hosting a benefit concert on August 25 at The Pageant celebrating the original Concert for Bangladesh organized by George Harrison of the Beatles on August 1, 1971 at Madison Square Garden.
Our headliner is the Liverpool Legends - a popular and award-winning Beatles tribute band formed by Louis Harrison, George Harrison’s sister. It is the only Beatles tribute band with a direct family link to the Beatles. "Each member of the group is so close to the originals that I often feel like I'm transported back in time with the lads. These are exactly the kind of fun loving quality musicians that my brother George would have loved to hang out with,” says Harrison. They have headlined at Carnegie Hall and at the Rose Bowl, have had their own successful show in Branson, Missouri for twelve years, and have sold out at stadiums around the world including India, Mexico, Israel and Ecuador.
Proceeds from the concert, much like the original Concert for Bangladesh, will benefit extremely poor families living in Bangladesh. In 1971, George Harrison saw a need to help a newly formed, war torn country. Today we recognize that 21 million people living in Bangladesh live on less than $2 per day and yearn to be self-sufficient.
All seating for the event is reserved with tickets available at Suite 100 at The Pageant, The Pageant Box Office, www.thepageant.com or by phone through Ticketmaster at 1.800.745.3000. Tickets sell for $40 each. Doors for the concert open at 7:00.
In addition to a generous anonymous sponsor, the event is sponsored by Valin Corporation, and Joe & Jane Nettemeyer.
Partners in Sustainable Development International is hosting a luncheon for our Women Empowering Women group at the International Institute in St. Louis, 3401 Arsenal St., St. Louis, MO 63118, on Thursday, April 26th.
Join us to learn more about how you can support life-skill training and employment for poor women in Bangladesh and come early for a tour of the International Institute.
A tour of the facility will be offered at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon will begin at noon. Cost is only $20 to cover the expense of the meal.
Click here to purchase tickets online or mail check made payable to PSDI to 5200 Shaw Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110.. RSVP by April 23, please. Call 314.993.5599 for questions.