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We inspire widows to live a joyful life by being a friend, mentor & advocating in their favor.


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OUR FOUNDER A widow and mentor

Carolyn Moor 

girls_videosplashAt first it was a dream; then a vision. MWC started in Carolyn's home in 2011 with 2 other widows. Why? Because when she was interviewed on Oprah in 2006, she made a promise to become an inspiration to herself and to her daughters. The MWC Movement is the fulfillment of that promise. Mentors matter in the world of becoming newly widowed and Carolyn learned this after several painful years of grieving in isolation and wearing a 'mask' in public. Social Media helped when it arrived, but nothing replaced the real eye to eye conversations and guidance from a 1:1 mentor. It was the game changer, a lighthouse, a Godsend and opportunity to move swiftly from surviving to thriving. The power of a mentor! Now, MWC is spreading like wildfire (10 national chapters, several thousand members, an outreach in Kenya, 20 widow leaders and annual educational retreat, a case study for UCF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a possible inspirational TV show- it's true). But she's a successful interior designer, always has been, she owned a 50 person design firm with her late husband, then sold it and launched her own firm 12 years ago. All of this and raising an amazing, loving family. But now, the vision has grown and it's time for Carolyn to move into a full-time Founding Director role. There are dozens of chapters waiting to open. There are 13 million (U.S. Census) widows in the U.S. looking for mentors. She's looking for financial partners to launch MWC further. She's in need of people to give between $500 to $5000 to $10,000 a year to help run the mentoring program to open more chapters, and mentor more widows. She knows she's been blessed with resources in this journey but more are needed to expand. If your life was touched by a phenomenal widow or you know an amazing woman who is newly widowed then you know the value of empowering her dreams, hopes and livelihood. Every widow deserves a mentor and the best way to ensure they have one is to educate, uplift and empower more widows to move forward and reach back. Will you join us? Learn more about MWC by emailing Carolyn at carolyn@modernwidowsclub.com if interested in supporting this vital movement for women.  

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We don't mean to be cliché here, but it takes a village. Not any ordinary village mind you, but a tribe of extraordinary widow mentors who are a few steps ahead of this collective experience. Are you willing to reach back to others in your circle of life experience? Your community is waiting for you to create your own MWC chapter. If you build it, they will come! With 13 million widows in the U.S. and 4 million of those under 65 (according to 2014 U.S. Census Bureau), we have already seen this happen. We are the students and simultaneously, the teachers in society to bring awareness to the widow experience. Let's do this together with love, unity and grace. If you've read this far, you might be ready. The rewards will leave you feeling like you've found your sweet spot. Nothing brings joy more than giving back your wisdom.
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MWC BLOG Recent Articles

‘Tis the Season of Giving and Sharing

December 8, 2014 Joy Kirsch Legal & Financial

Discover, Explore and Make the Highest Impact You Can With What You Have To Share When you lose a spouse, it often comes with money attached, which can create additional emotional complications along with the financial ones. Combine that with the normal stresses associated with going through the holidays alone and you may find yourself wanting to grab that bell right out of the Salvation Army Santa’s hand and run with it screaming through the store. You might…   Read more  

A Widow’s Guide to Untangling Social Security Retirement Benefits

October 2, 2014 Joy Kirsch Legal & Financial

Social Security can be a tough knot for anyone to untangle and the decisions become even more complicated for a widow. Here’s a short primer that ever widow should know before applying for benefits. When do you become eligible for survivor benefits? You are entitled to 100% of your deceased spouse’s benefit at full retirement age (FRA) or you can take reduced benefits as early as age 60. If you are disabled, you can begin taking benefits at…   Read more  

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We believe in giving back. Through partnering with Wagoma Orphans and Widows Centre, we help build homes for those in need.

This loss and grief center cares for orphans and widows, at the Lakeshore village of Wagoma in Kenya. This center cares for 166 orphans in the village and 60 widows and continues to re-build lives and save the perishing lakeshore village. You can make a difference.
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