The Avanti Woman, Dec 29-2023

Empowering Women Through Acts of Kindness: The Avanti Woman's 5th Annual Christmas Kindness Challenge

 The Avanti Woman's Annual Initiative:

The Downtown Women’s Center is an exceptional organization dedicated to aiding women experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.

Their mission is to empower these women, help them regain their footing, and reintegrate them into society.

The organization provides essential services such as housing, showers, laundry facilities, telephones, medical care, mental health services, and employment training.

Event Highlights: 5th Edition of the 5k Walk

On the crisp and sunny winter morning of Saturday, December 16th, supporters of the Avanti Woman and The Downtown Women’s Center congregated at the Balboa golf course for mingling, donuts, and a warm-up led by Andy Padilla, a dear friend and seasoned Skid Row volunteer.

Nairy Ghazourian's Connection to the Cause

Before embarking on the 3.1-mile journey, Nairy Ghazourian, the founder of the Avanti Woman, delivered a heartfelt introduction to the event. She explained the significance of the Downtown Women’s Center to her personally and why she chose this organization for the event: 

“Because they do amazing work with women, for women to help homeless women get off the streets and become skilled through training, support and work to re-enter society as empowered and self-sufficient women.”  

 Empowering Women: TAW's Values

Additionally, she outlined the event's purpose: to give back to an organization aligned with TAW’s values of empowering and uplifting women.

During the walk around the picturesque golf course, profound discussions ensued about the meaning of kindness, how to support other women, and our responsibility to give back to those less fortunate. 

TAW Thanks Participants and Donors

The Avanti Woman extends heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated, whether by joining the 5k walk or contributing a monetary donation. Nairy encapsulates the sentiment, emphasizing that "every drop of water makes up the ocean," acknowledging the significance of every act of kindness and generosity. The event stands not only as a testament to the power of community but also as a shining example of the impact that can be achieved when individuals unite for a common cause.