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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.

My vision is to have IWL ready for the next generation while meeting IWL mission and objectives. If I may paraphrase, our mission is to enhance and develop the Igbo Woman and her family while improving women and children’s lives here in Minnesota and in Nigeria. The objectives of IWL are the following: funding and implementing the Youth Mentoring and Leadership Program for Children of African Descent; continue on-going projects that will benefit and enhance the economic welfare of immigrant children and their families in Minnesota; continue on-going projects to enhance the economic welfare of women and children in Nigeria; and engage in cultural exchanges as we continue to foster good relationships with the Minnesota community.

As Sir Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. ”IWL members have embodied this statement as indicated by Sir Churchill as follows:

  1. Members volunteer their time to mentor and educate children of African Descent.
  2. Members work tirelessly to raise scholarship funds for underprivileged female students in Nigerian’s secondary schools and more recently, colleges and universities.
  3. Members raise funds to support and equip motherless babies’ homes in Nigeria.
  4. Members participate in feed my starving children, project home at St. Peter Claver Church Shelter and other community volunteer opportunities.
  5. Members continue to collaborate with other nonprofit organizations on their own charitable initiatives.

I would like to thank everyone that supported IWL in 2016 and I pray that you will be able to continue to support us this year and in the future. We are very grateful for your financial and other support. 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 President

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