Happy Generous Thanksgiving

The month of November comes with the theme of gratitude, giving thanks, appreciation, sharing and giving.  Everyone thinks of Christmas as the time for giving and exchanging gifts but Thanksgiving sets the theme a month prior to Christmas.

The question is asked, “Why do Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving?”  Records show that the 1621 settlers went on a turkey hunting trip just before they sat down to eat with the Wampanoag natives.  Since it is known that their meal consisted of foul and beef, it is assumed that the foul was turkey.  After President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, the turkey became the American meal of choice for that day.  But Thanksgiving is not only about a meal of turkey and trimmings.  It is also about giving thanks for the accomplishments and blessings of that year.  It is traditional for some families to have everyone around the table take turns in stating why he or she is thankful.  The reasons for being thankful vary from each member of the family.

Recently, Global Woman Newsletter asked some young Virginia students what Thanksgiving means to them and why they are thankful this year.  Here are some of their responses:

“Thanksgiving means eating turkey, pies, ham, and ice cream.  I am thankful for my parents.”

“Thanksgiving is not only about a meal.  It’s about giving and being thankful.  I’m grateful for my dad.”

“It’s all about gratitude.  I’m just thankful and grateful for everything.”

“I like Thanksgiving because we go to visit my grandparents, and my grandma cooks nice foods.  I am thankful for my sister who always gives me her turkey leg.”

“I start getting excited about Thanksgiving when I go to stores and see Christmas decorations.  That’s when I know Thanksgiving is on the way.  I usually eat a lot for Thanksgiving because I’m too busy with my presents on Christmas Day to eat a lot.  What am I thankful for?  I’m thankful for having a nice home and everything I need.  Many children my age in the world don’t have much.”

Well, you heard the children; it is all about being thankful and giving.  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation asks you this holiday season to help support their programs.  They have four main programs; the Wholesome Organic Relief program, which covers the restorative surgery, counseling, and the support group.  The Survivor Resettlement program facilitates survivors’ asylum applications, job applications and references, ESL education, and assimilation to American society.  The Kids Reach Shield program educates law enforcement, school nurses, teachers and communities through the stages of prevention and protection.  The Just4You program assists women and girls in Africa through a scholarship fund and the distribution of sanitary pads.   Many girls in Africa miss up to 5 days of school each month due to lack of sanitary pads.  Will you help a girl or young lady during this Thanksgiving season, as they strive to accomplish their goals in the coming year?  They will be thankful for you.

When the Executive Director of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation was asked for what she is thankful this Thanksgiving, she said, “Naturally, I am thankful for my biological family, but I am grateful for the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. family; the wonderful board members and the women who call me their mom, because they are a part of this GWPF family.”  She continued, “I am also thankful that Kameel Ahmady, our 2018 Literary Awardee is free on bond, and is with his family, finally.”

In the spirit of giving on this #GivingTuesday, Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation asks that you join them in that spirit by supporting them.  When you shop again on Amazon, please choose Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. as your charity of choice.  As you their supporters make your purchases from www.Amazon.com please do so by supporting them at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-1690778 and Amazon will donate to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.  Remember to use the hashtag, #StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-1690778.  The organization appreciates your donations and wish you safe and happy shopping!

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation wishes you and your family a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

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Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s 2019 Calendar


  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28th
  • Black Friday – Friday, November 29th
  • Cyber Monday – Monday, December 2nd
  • Giving Tuesday – Tuesday, December 3rd
  • GWPF Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 7th
  • First day of Winter – Sunday, December 22nd

We will update this 2019 calendar as schedules come in

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Weekly Word-Scramble

Do you enjoy playing with words?  This is a fun way to see how well you can unscramble the following words.  We will reveal the unscrambled words in next week’s edition of the newsletter.  If you enjoyed this, write and give us your feedback to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

Can you unscramble the following five words?

This Week’s Scrambled Words







Last Week’s Scrambled Words                      Last Week’s Unscrambled Words

TROPPUS PUORG                                          SUPPORT GROUP


ERAC DNA EVOL                                           CARE AND LOVE

FOLOJ ECIR                                                     JOLOF RICE

AIBMAG                                                          GAMBIA

We give you five scrambled words each week.  We hope you enjoy playing.

How You Can Help & Support Us

Here are some of the ways you can help and support our programs in 2019:

  • Donations (including in-kind donations) globalwomanpeacefoundation.org
  • Partnering (collaborating in one of our programs and/or events)
  • Joining our Internship Program
  • Volunteering
  • Donate through employer payroll deduction (through Your Cause, United Way or the government employee giving program)

Our Programs to Support

Survivor Resettlement Program

  • Asylum Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Permanent Residency Assistance
  • Housing Application Assistance
  • Health Insurance and Living Assistance
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Application
  • Adult Literacy Preparation
  • Grocery & Gasoline Assistance

Wholesome Organic Relief Program

  • Professional Counseling
  • Support Group Workshop
  • Survivor-only Support Group
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Support
  • Restorative Surgery Sponsorship
  • Physical Therapy

Kids Reach Shield Program

  • Education & Information
  • Understanding of the Practice
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Resources


Just4You Program

  • Sanitary Items Distribution
  • Scholarships to Girls in Africa

Important Contacts in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area to Keep Handy

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation               703-832-2642

National Child Abuse Hotline                              800-422-4453

Fairfax County Office for Women                       703-324-5730

Montgomery County Abused Persons Program   240-777-4673 (24 hours)

Prince Georges County Child Advocacy Center  301-909-2089

Baltimore City Child Abuse Center                     410-396-6147

Frederick County Child Advocacy Center           301-600-1758

Howard County Listening Place                           410-313-2630

Washington County Child Advocacy Center       240-420-4308

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police           202-727-9099

Arlington County Victim/Witness Program         703-228-7273

Loudon County Victim Witness Program             703-777-0417

Prince William County Victim/Witness               703-392-7083

National Hotline                                                       800-994-9662