A CEBU female-led nonprofit organization announced on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, that it will conduct a series of charitable activities to help women from different communities.

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Zugbuana said in a press conference in Cebu City that it will focus on empowering women through health, livelihood, and education.

The series of activities will be the group's advocacy projects in observance of International Women's Month celebration.

The JCI Zugbuana will hold events dubbed as Locks of Love, A Can for Hope, EmpowHER, and Women for Women fashion show.

Locks of Love, one of JCI Zugbuana's legacy projects, is a hair donation drive for cancer warriors in need of wigs.

In the past year, JCI Zugbuana received 98 hair donations through setting up hair donation boxes, and offering free haircuts through its partner beauty salon.

Cans for Hope is a donation drive that runs for six months. Proceeds of which will go to various beneficiaries, among them is Glory Reborn, a non-governmental organization that focuses on maternal care.

JCI Zugbuana will strategically place over a hundred cans around the metro to collect coin donations. For this year, the group envisions to raise at least P100,000 from Cans for Hope.

JCI Zugbuana will also debut its newest livelihood project called EmpowHER.

Through EmpowHER, JCI Zugbuana will teach livelihood trainings to women from different ages. The women of Barangay Mabolo are the chosen beneficiaries for this project.

Women for Women is a fashion show for a cause that will be done in partnership with Mercedes Benz Cebu and Clothes for Life.

The group will feature works and designs of Cebuano fashion designers such as Philipp Tampus, Rei Escario, la Coca, and Abello Couture.

Proceeds from the fashion show will go directly to Cure Foundation, a nonprofit organization that shelters survivors of human trafficking.

This will be JCI Zugbuana's 32nd year to actively engage in community events that continuously create an impact. (KJF)