Linda Franklin created Shining Service Worldwide™ in November 2010. She says, “it was destiny” The whole idea started to germinate when women serving in Afghanistan emailed her saying that they read The Real Cougar Woman™ blog every day and how powerful they felt when they did. They called themselves “The Combat Cougars” and they just wanted to say thank you for the valuable information she was providing them.
From that fateful day to this Linda has been committed helping all women connected to military service. Their sacrifices are many and appreciation shows has been limited. Like many women, they have fallen through the cracks.
Mission Statement – Shining Service Worldwide™
|Shining Service Worldwide™ is an organization that shows APPRECIATION and SUPPORT to women currently serving in the military, military vets and military spouses. Too often our females in service fall through the cracks and don’t get the attention they deserve, or more importantly, they need. We want to help provide those resources for them.
Our program at Shining Service Worldwide™ is three fold:
Shining Service Worldwide™ is proud to be a special project under the umbrella of our Fiscal Sponsor United Veterans Beacon House, Inc. – a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to provided transitional housing to our nations veterans.
What People Are Saying
Here I am again on another assignment that I volunteered for, a 53 year old mother of 3 adult children and Nana to 4 grandchildren. I arrived here at Camp Eggers, Afghanistan in May of 2010 dressed in my ACU’s, a Kevlar (helmet), IOTV (bullet proof vest), my 9M on my hip and rucksack on my back, to a small FOB (Forward Operating Base) near the city of Kabul.
Linda, I want to thank you for giving me what you have with The Real Cougar Woman blog. I think without it, a lot of women here wouldn’t be where they are today.
The “shining service bracelets” are a blessing. They have brought so many women together, not for a cause, but for women period.
Shining Service Worldwide™ Makeovers
Shining Service Worldwide™ is now featured on the Cellar Angels website. Buy wine from one of their featured boutique vineyards and then choose Shining Service as your charity. They will donate 10% of your purchase to help support Shining Service Worldwide™ makeover and mentoring programs. These people are fabulous and the wines are superb.