Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Home-Based Business Help: AAUW Presents Gift to Bernardsville Library

For many years, the Somerset Hills Association of University Women (AAUW) has made generous gifts to Bernardsville Public Library to enhance its collection of books and other materials. This year is no exception, as the group recently presented Library Director Karen Brodsky with a check for $1,000. Educational Foundation Chair Anne Hartman made the gift at the group’s annual meeting in May.

By mutual agreement, a portion of the 2010-2011 donation has been spent on resources to start or enhance home-based business. “Many people in our community are looking for new jobs or additional income sources,” said Ms. Brodsky. “Books are available to borrow covering the basics of creating various kinds of businesses, including online retail business, home-based day-care and pet-care business. We also have a women’s small business start-up kit, information on law and taxes for independent contractors, and books on how to use the Internet, blogs and eBay for business start-ups for people to check out. It is thanks to support of the AAUW that we are able to provide such a wide variety of resources at this crucial time in people’s working lives.”

The AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. Jacqueline D’Alessio and Arlene Inglis, co-presidents of the Somerset Hills Branch, stated, “Pay equity is a priority for AAUW, and it will be until women everywhere earn a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. The Somerset Hills Branch of AAUW congratulates the Bernardsville Library on the use of the donated funds to advance AAUW’s goal of financial independence for all women.”


Photo: Educational Foundation Chair Anne Hartman (left) and Library Director Karen Brodsky (right) at the AAUW annual dinner.

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