The Zumba Fundraiser was a great success thanks to all the amazing support and donations we received. RTE exceeded our fundraiser goal this year and because of this we were able to empower others. Thank you to everyone who showed support because of you we can impact so many lives.
Rye TV interviewed the founder of Ready to Empower in order to create a public service announcement for Ready to Empower. Rye TV is spreading the word that everyone matters.
Ready to Empower's Health & Wellness program offered a beauty day! The women in our program received haircuts, makeup and manicures to help increase their self-esteem. Many of the women cried during this process with tears of joy because for the first time they stated they felt beautiful. Thank you to everyone who donated to help provide beauty supplies to help make this beauty day a reality.
Ready to Empower had their first ever field trip March 18th and everyone had a blast taking women in our programs for a pool and waterfall day in Costa Rica! The women never have a chance to just have fun and not think of survival! This was a first for them to see a pool, waterfall and get the chance to swim and overall just enjoy life! The joy on their faces all day was priceless!
Stephanie Avila, Yulia Ann and Tetyana Serafin visited Costa Rica to volunteer. This experience changed their lives and the lives of others. The volunteers empowered the women in our WFS program and assisting staff with daily task. The volunteer’s generous donations of funds, time and energy helped repair homes and provide encouragement to empower the women to reach their goals. “Volunteering in Costa Rica with RTE was one of the best experiences of my life. It deeply touched my heart to see how RTE cares about women in this program, educates them, inspires them and always motivates them to achieve more. I was really moved by their pure hearts and love to each other! Pura Vida!”
RTE’s Ready to Shop room offers women in our Work for Service program the opportunity to go into our Ready to Shop Room select a certain amount of items such as clothing, shoes, hygiene products, jewelry, underwear and bras.
Ready to Empower is pleased to announce that we have a new job training/Internship facility. Alexis Vavela the owner of Eoferene’s recycling company has offered at his facility to provide Job task and supervision for the women in our WFS program. Alexis is Changing lives by offering support and opportunities to others.
Ready to Empower and Mujeres De Cambio hosted our annual achievement ceremony that celebrates the accomplishments of the women in our programs. The women work daily to reach their goal of self-reliance and this event is a great motivator to keep them women feeling empowered and confident.
Amanda Ready was awarded in December 2015; The Amway Hero Award in the category of “Generosity”. This award recognizes the commitment one person makes to improving the world through extraordinary volunteerism or philanthropy.
The film crew was amazing and really took the time to get to know the heart of the Founder while also making time to hear the stories of the staff and the women in the program. The video they created was amazing and remarkable in so many ways. The team really helped portray what RTE’s vision and mission is about.
A big thanks to all our supports, and the Zumba instructors,Nick Logrea, ZIN™ Eddie Calle, ZJ™ Shahidah Ansari, ZJ™ Ria Martin, and ZES™ Nathalia Ferreira for an afternoon of Dancing, Shaking and Toning to Benefit Ready to Empower! Because of all your support our Zumba Fundraiser was a great success, and we are able to provide even more support to help women empower Themselves!
The business Council of Westchester requested Ready to Empower’s Founder and President joined station 1230 WFAS Talk & News to promote Ready to Empower’s programs in Costa Rica and to promote a charity event hosted by Westchester Business Council titled Dancing with the Rising stars ( DWRS). DWRS’s raises money for the a selected charity each year.Sharing Shelf was this year's charity chosen selected. Please check out the amazing work they do in helping provide tools to empower others.
Damarias has spent years suffering in more ways than one. Damarias had a dream to be able to to work, eat solid foods without pain so she could smile again. Damarias signed up for our WFS program and has saved for months for her needed dental work.
Chereese Jervis-Hill President & Founder of Events to Remember chose Ready to Empower to be the highlighted charity for the Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out. At this event the ladies pick-up Fashion tips and shop until they drop. Thanks to Chereese Jervis-Hill, a portion of the ticket proceeds were given to Ready to Empower to help support the programs that are being offered in Costa Rica. Because of Chereese kindness, more women are able to empower themselves.
Ready to Empower’s new office space provides space to offer a wide range of empowerment programs while also providing safety. With more space, open doors to serve others in a more safe and efficient way. Thank you all for your support, together we are changing lives!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who made our first fundraiser possible and such a success! Ready to Zumba raised more than $4,000 to Empower women in need. We couldn't have done it without you!
Ready to Empower’s founder Amanda Ready presented February 10th, 2016 to students at Pace University in Pleasantville NY. Amanda educated students on self-awareness and volunteering to create change. In addition, the students raised over 200 dollars to provide medical support to women in Ready to Empower’s programs.
Amanda Ready, our founder and President of Ready to Empower, traveled to Argentina to present at Startup Buenos Aires. Startup Buenos Aires connects members locally and globally, while providing resources to grow a strong and sustainable startup ecosystem in Buenos Aires and around the world. Amanda’s shared her experience as a social entrepreneur and shared with the audience the overall Vision of Ready To Empower.