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International Women’s Day

Penguin Random House Celebrates International Women’s Day – March 8, 2018

Today, Penguin Random House celebrates and supports International Women’s Day, which annually honors the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women globally, with our readers everywhere. We commemorate our authors who have made significant contributions to women’s rights and gender equality with a presentation of treasured classics, major biographies, and contemporary storytelling, by and about women. To further honor this International Women’s Day and the importance of women’s rights, Penguin Random House will make a significant book donation to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. Join us in giving back in honor of International Women’s Day and consider making a donation to one of the non-profit organizations listed below that serve, help and encourage women.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation - A nonprofit organization committed to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer by providing critical funding for cancer research worldwide fueling advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. according to Charity Watch and Charity Navigator.  Donate here

The Education Fund of the Womens Forum of New York - The Women's Forum of New York proudly "gives back" through their Education Fund.  Since 1987, the Fund has provided financial awards to women aged 35 and over who have both demonstrated high potential and faced extreme adversity, which has disrupted their education and derailed their futures.  Donate here

Girls Inc. - In partnership with schools and at Girls Inc. centers, we focus on the development of the whole girl. She learns to value herself, take risks, and discover and develop her inherent strengths. The combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment, and research-based programming equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. Informed by girls and their families, we also advocate for legislation and policies to increase opportunities and rights for all girls.  Donate here

Girls Write Now - Girls Write Now mentors underserved high school girls from throughout New York City’s five boroughs — over 90% high need and 95% girls of color — who must rise above the race and income-based inequalities of the city’s public school system and the nation’s workforce. Through one-to-one mentoring with professional women writers and media makers, writing and technology workshops, and leadership, college prep, and professional development opportunities, we inspire women to share their craft and empower girls to find their voices and tell their stories.   Donate here

Girls Who Code - A nonprofit organization that aims to support and increase the number of women in computer science. The organization is working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.  Donate here

Homeless Prenatal Program - In partnership with our families, break the cycle of childhood poverty by seizing the motivational opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood.  HPP joins with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives.  Donate here

LitWorld – LitWorld works in 27 countries and across the US to create connection, build understanding, and cultivate confidence, leveraging literacy as a pathway for self-expression for children and their communities, with a special focus on women and girls through our HerStory Campaign. Visit to help amplify the voices of more girls as they author their own lives. Donate here

National Organization for Women Foundation – Dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, the Foundation works to enhance the status of women in the United States and around the world through many strategies, including advocacy, litigation and education. Donate here

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence - NRCDV’s mission is to strengthen and transform efforts to end domestic violence. NRCDV strives to be a trusted national leader and sustainable organization, renowned for innovation, multi-disciplinary approaches and a commitment to ensuring that policy, practice and research is grounded in and guided by the voices and experiences of domestic violence survivors and advocates. Each year on International Women’s Day,NRCDV commissions or purchases a piece of artwork made by a woman or a collective of women that honors the struggles and successes of gender equity and justice. Donate here

Step Up – A national program that propels girls living in or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. 98% of all Step Up seniors graduated high school in 2016 and were accepted into college. After just one year of Step Up after-school programs, teens are more confident and place a higher value on getting a college degree.   Donate here

Women for Women International - With more than 20 years of on-the-ground experience working with women in countries affected by conflict, Women for Women International understands that a comprehensive program addressing the social and economic empowerment of marginalized women is the most effective approach.  Donate here

Women IN Need - Improving the lives of NYC’s women and children for over 30 years.  For more than 33 years, Win has provided safe housing, critical services, and ground-breaking programs to help homeless women and their children rebuild their lives. In the past year, Win served close to 10,000 homeless people — including nearly 6,000 children — and helped more than 800 families transition out of shelter into homes of their own.  Donate here

The Women’s Prison Book Projects - Since 1994, the Women’s Prison Book Project (WPBP) has provided women and transgender persons in prison with free reading materials covering a wide range of topics from law and education (dictionaries, GED, etc.) to fiction, politics, history, and women’s health. We are an all-volunteer, grassroots organization. We seek to build connections with those behind the walls, and to educate those of us on the outside about the realities of prison and the justice system.  Donate here


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