Dining for Women is a dinner giving circle. It was created by Marsha Wallace back in 2002 when she got a small group of 20 close friends together for dinner and she raised $700, and has now grown into a hugely successful charitable organization that is saving lives around the world. There are now several chapters across America and the groups of women “dine in” together once a month, each bringing a dish to share, and their “dining out” dollars (what they would have spent if we had eaten at a restaurant) are sent to programs empowering women worldwide. Dining For Women then combines all donations from hundreds of chapters to support one carefully selected international program a month. They fund grass-roots programs in education, healthcare, vocational training, micro-credit loans and economic development. These programs are aimed to improve the living situations for women and their families, by providing the tools they need to make changes. To learn how you can be a part of Dining For Women be sure to visit their website at DiningForWomen.org and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. NBC Nightly News recently profiled the group’s terrific grassroots work in their “Making A Difference” report and you can watch the story below. Amazingness.