A celebration of International Women's Day would not be complete without a tribute to Evelind Schecter.
Evelind is the embodiment of how a strong, smart, determined woman can be a huge impact on improving the lives of many.
She does not run Warm Heart remotely from a comfortable, air conditioned office in a city. Nor does she take a penny from Warm Heart.
She lives and works at the Warm Heart Campus in Phrao, passing on the comforts of an easy life with modern conveniences.
She manages and mentors her female staff with patience and respect.
She lives with the 46 adopted children living at Warm Heart, monitors the other 50+ children who live off-campus, those living in a government sponsored boarding school, some off at University, others living in the city pursuing high education through Vocational School, College.
She supports, pushes, and encourage everyone to strive to reach their highest potential.
I have known and worked with Evelind for around 5 years now. She continues to inspire me on a daily basis with her dedication to empowering her staff and children through education and opportunity.
Her work with her staff and children is just a fraction of what she does. If I listed everything she does at Warm Heart it would take a book. Which is why she works 14 – 16 hours 7 days a week.
She has helped me on a personal level, bringing into focus for me what matters in life.
Besides March being a time to celebrate International Women’s Day, it is also Evelind’s birth month. Every year her birthday wish is the same, all she asks for is a donation to a special project at Warm Heart.
This year she is asking for a $10 donation to the Girl’s Higher Education Fund Competition. Your donation counts as a vote, and if we can come in within the top 4 we will win funding for one year. This is BIG, as we have a whole slew of high achieving girls on the horizon hoping to be able to pursue their dreams through higher education.
I know, there are a lot of worthy causes, you may already support other causes, and that is great! I have a few I support too. But I am asking you to reach into your pocket, pull out your credit card, and donate a vote for Evelind and her girls. It will not break you, nor detract from all the other causes you may support.
Please help celebrate International Women’s Day with a vote for Evelind and support her endless love, hope, dedication and inspiration she gives to the world.