Somewhere between finishing up a master’s in public policy at Rutgers, working full-time as a labor trends researcher and training for the Georgia Marathon this weekend the first of two she plans to run this year the Red Banker is trying to get a charity rolling.
Hey, even Type A personalities can’t do it all themselves.
So Corre reached out to redbankgreen to help her get the word out.
The word is this:
Corre is laying the foundation for the new Jersey Shore chapter of WGirls, a national nonprofit network of women’s groups that hold fundraisers for other charities that help women in need and their kids. She started the chapter in October, and is co-president with her roommate, Jess Gale.
Less than two months after launching the chapter, the founders pulled off their first event, raising $1,300 for Second Life Bikes in Asbury Park. Earlier this month, they a hosted happy hour at Red Bank’s Dublin House, raising $300 for the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County.
Corre and Gale are now planning a battle-of-the-bands fundraiser for Keansburg soup kitchen Project Paul in Sea Bright in June. They have some help, but need more.
Like anyone running a volunteer organization today, they’re’s finding it a challenge to attract members. Women are overcommitted, with school or jobs and families, says Corre.
“Times are difficult,” she says. “People are working a lot of hours, and the people we’re trying to reach are working really hard.”
But the Rumson native believes there are plenty of professional women out there who, like her, have a yen to contribute their talents to help others less fortunate. In particular, they need women who can help rustle up sponsors and businesses to contribute raffle prizes at events. The goal is to hold one event a month.
There’s a strong social component to WGirls, of course, but “it’s not like a sorority,” Corre says. “We need people to donate and bring in money.”
Women interested in offering their talents can email Corre.