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Amrill Okonkwo

WELCOME MESSAGE BY THE PRESIDENT OF IGBO WOMEN LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA

Greetings to the Minnesota community and beyond. On behalf of Igbo Women League of Minnesota (IWL), I would like to welcome you to our website. IWL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized at the federal and state level.

This year marked our 24th years of community service for our organization. Our dedicated members have done an incredible job at expanding our outreach while strengthening our programs and services and keeping within our mission.

I would like to share with you some of the work undertaken by our members during 2017, while highlighting our key achievements:

  1. The Youth Mentoring and Leadership Program for Children of African Descent has continued to serve over 150 children and adults across the Twin Cities. We continue to volunteer our time to mentor and educate children of African Descent.
  2. We provided four additional need-based scholarships for secondary and university education to underprivileged girls in Nigeria. We have now funded 50 such scholarships to date.
  3. We expanded the number of our Motherless Babies’ Homes we support by ten percent; and
  4. We increased our Mother’s Day donors’ contributions by 25 percent.

Our ongoing challenge is to keep our overhead low while increasing our services to the community. Your donations and other contributions will go a long way in helping us meet this challenge. IWL is stronger and more committed than ever to our continually expanding community. Our community comes together to donate their time, resources, and talent in support of IWL’s projects. Our members have logged over 3,000 volunteer hours; IWL Executive Board has helped us increase our donor base, and our Youth Mentoring and Leadership Program committee has assisted in expanding our presence in the community; for all these I am very grateful!

Thank you again for wholeheartedly being a part of the IWL movement. I am hoping that you will join in and experience what IWL has to offer you. Please make IWL one of your organizations of choice and remember us when you make your charity donation for this year. You can support us by making a donation on our website at www.igbowomenleaguemn.org or mail a check to IWL at 7200 Brooklyn Boulevard, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. All money donations are tax deductible. For questions, please drop us a message at iwlofmn@yahoo.com.

Sincerely,

Amrill Okonkwo

IWL Board President

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