mid-14c., "one whose profession is to plead cases in a court of justice," a technical term from Roman law, from Latin advocatus "one called to aid another; a pleader on one's behalf; advocate," noun use of past participle of advocare "to call (as witness or adviser), summon, invite; call to aid; invoke," from ad "to" + vocare "to call" from "to speak".
Girls for Gender Equity
Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women. Through education, organizing and physical fitness, GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives.
Anna’s Park Homestead
The products and lessons of Anna's Park Homestead are our way of sharing what we are learning along the way. There are many different meanings of sustainability. We are not experts. We are students. Think of us as fellow travelers walking along an extraordinary path with you. We are a small family homestead in the heart of North Carolina. We sell fresh eggs, raise healthy animals, grow sustainable food, nurture happy families, and build strong communities with love, faith, hard work, and unyielding commitment to equality.
Diaper Bank of North Carolina
Most of us do not spend a lot of time thinking about diapers. But if you are a parent, grandparent, or caregiver without enough of them, they can become a major source of stress, guilt, and desperation. Public safety net programs such as The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously known as Food Stamps) do not cover the purchase of diapers, often leaving families with a difficult decision between buying diapers and other necessities with their limited funds. For families in need, something as small as a diaper can have a significant impact.