SASSi Ladies stands for Strong African Sophisticated Sisters Inc. Â Â The group was established in October 2009 with a handful of young women who wanted a support system to encourage sisterhood and friendship.
SASSi Ladies is a private social club for African (African descendent) women. The primary mission of SASSi Ladies Inc. is to provide a support system for its members and encourage members in their personal and career goals. We also seek to empower our communities including supporting children and women initiatives. SASSi Ladies, Inc. welcomes women of all religions, races, educational backgrounds, and income levels that support its mission and ideals.
Today, there are 25 active, strong, and beautiful women that support one another in many facets of our lives. Â In the brief time that we have come together, we have gain a positive following, especially in the case of facebook and have appeared on TOLIMASHI FM a, UK based online radio program and Volta Power FM, a US based online radio program.
In addition, we are frequently invited as special guests to several functions within the Ghanaian community. We wanted to set a positive presence in the community so we created a logo and slogan, â€œSeeing Is Believingâ€. In addition, in keeping in line with many social organizations, we selected a color scheme, hot pink, lavender and white to distinguish us from other social groups.
Though our primary goal is to establish a support system for our members we care deeply about supporting women and children initiatives.Â SASSi Ladies has partnered with not for profit organizations such as Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Walk in October 2010, where we raised several hundred dollars.Â Â In December 2010, we participated in Toys for Tots and donated over 50 brand new toys to the Childrenâ€™s Aid Society, a child orphanage in the Bronx. In March 2011, each of our members donated at least one used prom and wedding dress for Prom Rescue 2011. This organization acquires gently used dresses from the general public to donate to teenagers who can not afford to buy their own prom dresses.
Our legacy is just beginning and we hope to be a role model for younger generations who seek to have a support system in place for each other. Additionally, we will continue to provide support for organizations that cater to women and children enterprises.
So to sum up what a SASSi Lady is, this poem says it all:
She is a friend, wife, mother and daughter.
She is confident. She is spiritual. She is caring. She is supportive.
She is beautiful. She is loving. And most of all She is a SISTER.
Whether she is joyfully dancing at your outdooring or grieving with you at a funeral, she is there to support you.
You will know who she is not only because of the SASSi colors she wears but because of her lovely presence.
She knows who she is and knows where she is going.
One thing is for sure; you will have to â€œSee to Believeâ€.
She cares about women and children and if you ever need an extra voice to shoot or a shoulder to cry, you better believe she is your friend indeed.
She is not intimidated by others or shy to speak her mind.
This is what makes her SASSi canâ€™t you see!