Celebrating the International Day of Charity

Today is the International Day of Charity. Established by the United Nations in 2012, this annual observance is designed to sensitize and mobilize people, non-governmental organizations, and stakeholders from around the world to help one another through volunteerism and philanthropic activities.

As the UN celebrates kindness, compassion, and commitment, it seemed the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on three remarkable charitable organizations that Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN) will be honoring during the GWEN Luminary Awards Gala during our annual Reveal to Heal Summit in Phoenix, AZ next month. 

Friends of Africa International NGO

Friends of Africa envisions a sustainable, healthy and prosperous future for the developing nations of Africa, which can lead to a brighter future for all of Earth’s inhabitants. Their work throughout Kenya and other parts of African continent includes operation of a modern medical center to support health initiatives and multiple schools that create educational opportunities in remote villages.

Founded by renowned philanthropist Bonnie Bishop, Friends of Africa is headquartered in Phoenix AZ. For more information about the organization and their many life changing initiatives, visit their website at

Global Family Philanthropy

Global Family Philanthropy (GFP) is committed to helping those in need living in extreme poverty throughout Arizona, as well as in Haiti. The 501(c) 3 non-profit organization is committed in to providing support, aid, education, and resources for children, the elderly and those suffering from illness living in desperate conditions. Their charitable endeavors are dedicated to providing a sustainable and thriving community, where locals can learn, grow and lift themselves from poverty. The end goal is a renewed sense of hope and empowerment.

For more information about GFP and their programs, visit

Rose House Charities

The joy of recovery is the potential for something beautiful to bloom every day. The Rose House in Phoenix, AZ helps women age 18 and older continue their path away from drug and alcohol addiction and toward a healthy life. The organization creates a safe and structured sober environment and offers nurturing, comfort and lifestyle support that fosters healing and transformation. The goal is to help build a stable foundation for a healthy and sustainable sober lifestyle. Contact information for The Rose House services is available at

To learn more about these organizations, buy your ticket today and join us for our annual Reveal to Heal Summit (Oct. 11-13) and/or the GWEN Luminary Awards Gala (October 12).  Also, please note that GWEN has created a charitable giving option, creating opportunities to sponsor women from The Rose House to attend the Reveal to Heal Summit. Contributions are tax-deductible, and a great way to embrace the spirit of the International Day of Charity.