Every year, the Chamber’s Network of Enterprising Women (CNEW) chooses a different, local nonprofit and raises money throughout the year at their quarterly events. On January 17th CNEW presented the 2022 nonprofit of the year, Empowerhouse with a $9,000 check.

The Chamber is proud of all the hard work, dedication, and passion that went into the four events that took place this year as part of the fundraising effort. The Women’s Symposium, Fashion Show, Wine & Nine, and Annual Silent Auction and Awards are all incredibly important initiatives that help to empower and inspire women in our community. The $9,000 check presented to Empowerhouse is a testament to the work that CNEW puts in and the impact that we have in our local communities.

Empowerhouse provides confidential, domestic violence assistance. The organization serves the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George and Caroline. Services include a free and confidential 24-hour hotline, temporary and emergency shelter, information, referrals, and advocacy.