I promised to update everyone about our ‘Giving Tuesday’ fund-raising initiative. It’s a good news/bad news situation, unfortunately. Unknown to the Foundation, the intermediary company that handles all donations (whether through Facebook or the website) had a glitch in its systems. This prevented many individuals from making contributions on Giving Tuesday and later. At this time, the problem is still unresolved, which means that there is a good chance that anyone who wishes to donate will be unable to do so. We are working hard to fix the problem and will advise when done. Meanwhile, we did receive $1300 on Giving Tuesday, and as promised, this figure has been matched dollar for dollar. The Foundation’s 2017 Accounts will be publicized in the coming weeks and as usual, they will include a summary of all outside donations.
2018 promises to be an important year for our Foundation, with new initiatives coming, including a book release and tour. We will continue to fight for increased awareness and knowledge among women about the risks associated with hormonal birth control, and we will press on with our support of young women’s efforts in creative writing.