Each year, the Women’s Fair features local non-profit organizations that provide much-needed services to women, children and families in our community. Through the event, we feature each non-profit with an exhibitor space and the opportunity to speak on stage about their organization. In addition to raising awareness, we also raise funds for these organizations through the prize packages that are raffled off at the Women’s Fair. 100% of the money raised is donated equally to each organization. We look for non-profits that help women and families succeed in their everyday lives.
In the past, we have featured organizations like the YWCA of Missoula, the Jadyn Fred Foundation, Partnership for Children, Mountain Home, the Girls Way, Tamarack Grief Resource Center, the Playground Project, Missoula Aging Services, Zootown Arts Community Center, CASA of Missoula, the Flagship Program, Living Arts of Montana, Silver Lining Foundation, Hellgate Rollergirls, Austen Martell Memorial Mud Bog and Tough Trucks, MCT, inc., Girls on Shred and Buckets of Love.
In order to support their efforts, the Women’s Fair helps to increase awareness of these non-profits so you will learn more and get involved. The work that these special organizations do would not be possible without the generous support of supporters and donors right here in our local community.
The Jadyn Fred Foundation was established in 2001 in memory of Jadyn Fred, who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3. Her condition, Pancreatoblastoma, was only one of two clinically identified cases of its type on record.
Since her cancer was so rare, Jadyn required specialized treatment from a team of doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The dedicated specialists and state-of-the-art facility offered Jadyn something that any parent would want for their child, the hope of being a cancer survivor. Over the course of three years, countless visits to Children’s Hospital allowed Jadyn’s family an opportunity to view a world that they scarcely knew existed.
“Jadyn was a special person to everyone who had the opportunity of knowing her. The purpose of the Jadyn Fund is to emulate her kind and caring ways by providing assistance to children who have needs just like those needs that Jadyn and her family faced.”
It’s a lifelong commitment for Britt and Alecia, as parents, to use the experience that touched their lives so deeply to help others—providing financial support to families facing serious health issues.
The foundation raises funds through events like the Jadyn Fred Golf Scramble, held annually at Larchmont Golf Course, the Jadyn Fred Benefit Auction and many more. Join us at the 2022 Missoula’s Women’s Fair to learn more about the foundation, the work that they do, and all the ways you can get involved.
The MotherMoon Project is an organization dedicated to preparing, welcoming and nurturing the new family with financial assistance for holistic services including Doula work, osteopathic and chiropractic care, pelvic floor physiotherapy, honoring ceremonies and more.
MotherMoon project aims to gain sponsorship and funding to holistically support families by connecting them with the resources they need. It is their goal to take the financial limitations inhibiting each family from getting care and put it in the hands of the MotherMoon community, to create a woven fabric that holds every mother, every family who needs it, every time. MotherMoon Project hopes to create a sanctuary for any family member who is struggling and help them find support, healing, and empowerment.
Visit them at the 2022 Missoula Women’s Fair to learn more about this organization and how you can become involved.