LOCAL COMPANY HELPS HOMELESS TEEN ATTEND COLLEGE
Nonprofit agency expands GoFundMe request beyond tuition and fees
On July 23, Women Walking In Their Own Shoes™ (WWITOS) Foundation, a Prince Georges County based organization focused on equipping women and young girls to become leaders in their own lives will be helping Destyni Tyree cover extra college cost with $500 books stipend and 3-Care Packages per year for her 4-year college experience through their Education Award Program.
Destyni, a resident along with her family at DC General Family Shelter, has a scholarship for tuition to Potomac State College, but still needed help with additional expenses. “When we saw her story on Facebook, we knew WWITOS Foundation could help. We immediately took action to locate and connected with Destyni and her case worker,” said Tawawn Lowe, CEO of WWITOS Foundation. Destyni Tyree is why the WWITOS Foundation was created. We seek to partners with organization within the community to support women and girls seeking higher education as a means to achieve personal, professional and economic success.
“We often hear so much negative news about what is or is not happening in the communities, we serve. We hope that this story will inspire other young girls and women in similar situations to know their lives matter, and to believe help is out there.” Lowe and her team will be available for interviews, along with Ms. Tyree before and during the check giving ceremony on July 23rd held at DC General Family Services at 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE (Main Building) Washington, DC 20003.
About Women Walking In Their Own Shoes (WWITOS): The Women Walking in Their Own Shoes is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 personal and professional development organization that aims to strengthen the skills and abilities of women and girls, enabling them to become leaders in their own lives and achieve success on their own terms. To learn more visit www.wwitosfoundation.org, or call us at 1.877.544.9047.