Women Wielding Weapons of Mass Construction are Back for the 2nd Annual Generation WORKS Day of Service

Hundreds Expected to Join Citywide Volunteer Effort



genw-1815JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – Jan. 12, 2016 – Hundreds of women in Jacksonville will wield weapons of mass construction to make a difference, find purpose, inspire others and connect on Feb. 6 for Generation WORKS, Generation W’s second annual citywide day of service. Presented by Deutsche Bank and supported by Stein Mart, Interline Brands, Firehouse Subs, CIT, United Way and Wells Fargo, Generation WORKS officially kicks off with breakfast at 7 a.m. in Riverside’s Unity Plaza. Immediately following, volunteers will head out to their respective project sites to get to work.

“Generation WORKS is one way we’re harnessing the powerful energy of women’s leadership to transform the community,” said Donna Orender, Generation W’s founder. “We envision Generation WORKS as a way to galvanize the leadership of women and girls who will wire, weld, wash and work their magic to transform our communities.”

While the entire Generation WORKS event will be led by women and girls, including honorary chairwomen Iranetta Wright, Region Superintendent over Duval Transformation Region of Duval County Public Schools; Eden Kendall, host of River City Live; and Molly Curry, First Lady of Jacksonville; in the spirit that we are all Generation W, teamwork is the ticket and everyone is welcome to join in.

Generation WORKS volunteers are invited to register in advance (http://genwworks2016.eventbrite.com) and select from a variety of projects around the city benefitting Hubbard House, Rethreaded, Feeding Northeast Florida, Dignity U Wear, Duval County Public Schools, Full Service Schools, GRASP Academy, Angelwood, Greenscape and Habijax. Volunteers will have the option to paint, lay sod, plant trees and build homes, among other projects.

“Deutsche Bank is excited to partner with Generation W for the second year in a row, as the Generation Works Day of Service is a fantastic way to kick off our annual philanthropic efforts in Jacksonville,” said Leslie Slover, Head of Deutsche Bank Jacksonville and Cary, N.C. “Not only is it an inspiration for women, but it motivates our broader Deutsche Bank Jacksonville office to become more active members of this great community.”

For more information on lending a hand at Generation Works, please visit http://www.genwnow.com/generation-works.


About Generation W
Launched in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2011, Generation W is a platform designed to empower women through leadership, connection, inspiration and education. The annual Generation W conference will take place April 8, 2016. For more information, please visit http://www.genwnow.com.


Media Contact
Angie Orth, Generation W Public Relations Director, angieawaymedia@gmail.com