2nd Annual Sisterhood of Service Recap

May 28, 2024

Shelter to Soldier, in collaboration with Foundation for Women Warriors and proudly presented by The Boeing Company, hosted the 2nd annual Sisterhood of Service event to celebrate women veterans throughout Southern California on Thursday, May 16th. It was a day filled with inspiration, camaraderie, and a celebration of the strength of women.

The event kicked off with a serene yoga and meditation session on the lawn overlooking Mission Bay led by the Veterans Yoga Project. As the attendees stretched and breathed in the fresh ocean air, bonds were forged and spirits lifted.

Throughout the day, the women in attendance were treated to an array of offerings tailored to their needs and interests. Military-specific resources shared their programs, ensuring that every attendee had access to the support they deserve. Maverick Chiropractic Clinic provided complimentary adjustments, Resounding Joy played live music, and Tap Truck SD provided refreshments for our guests. Florals provided by Fifty Flowers were crafted into bouquets and floral crowns by the women veterans, offering a refreshing way to engage with one another and explore their creativity.

Following the refreshments and resources, the group gathered for a seated luncheon spread of sandwiches and salads generously donated by Mendocino Farms of Mission Valley while enjoying an event program emceed by Corey Dylan of 100.7 BIG FM, with inspiring guest speakers. Nicky Moore, Director of Training and Operations at Shelter to Soldier, shared a message of hope for women veterans and introduced Kitchi Feenix, author of “Discarded: A True Account of How Abandonment, Abuse, & Control Became a Journey of Finding Purpose.” Kitchi captivated the audience with a poignant poem from her book, touching hearts and igniting a sense of hope. Keshia, the Community Partnerships Director of Foundation for Women Warriors, shared her deeply moving life journey, reminding everyone of the power of resilience and perseverance, and then guided the women through a goal-setting workshop. Dr. Shauna Kaufman delivered a message about self-love and compassion, complete with a guided meditation to conclude the program.

All guests received a gift bag filled with self-care treats, including chocolates from Trader Joe’s, cleanser and moisturizer from First Aid Beauty, Cravory Cookies, and UNITE 7Seconds Detangler, among other gifts to celebrate their service and contribution to our community.

Mission Bay Sports Center generously offered stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking rentals free of charge to our guests—an opportunity to bask in the beauty of nature on Mission Bay and further bond with fellow sisters in service.

As the sun set on the Sisterhood of Service event, hearts were full, spirits uplifted, and bonds strengthened. It was a day to remember—a testament to the power of sisterhood, service, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Stay tuned for future events and join us as we continue to celebrate the incredible women who make a difference in our communities and beyond at our 3rd Annual Sisterhood of Service event, presented by The Boeing Company, in May 2025. Together, we rise.


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