I think you’re pretty smart, but you might not know that 44% of single mothers in Birmingham live below the poverty line. Forty-four percent. That means a woman with two kids could be living on just $20,000 a year!

This is just one of the many reasons I’m helping raise money for The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham, which works to help Alabama women and their children move beyond poverty.

You may have heard that each year The Women’s Fund hosts an exciting event called Smart Party, which is both a fundraiser and an opportunity to honor 10 of Birmingham’s smartest women, women who are working to make the Magic City even more magical. I’m proud to be a past honoree.

You can help my fundraising efforts by buying a ticket to Smart Party 5.0, which is set for Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Iron City in Birmingham. You can purchase your ticket here.

But if money is tight right now and you can’t afford the $75 ticket, I get it. So that’s why I’m hosting a fun contest.  Anyone who donates $10 or more through my fundraising page by 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3 will be entered into a drawing to win a free ticket, to be provided by yours truly. So if you’ve always wanted to see what this Smart Party is all about, if you want to help women move beyond poverty, and if you’d like to party with me on a Thursday night, now’s your chance!

Head to to make your donation today.

The drawing will be held via Facebook Live in the See Jane Write Facebook group at 6:30 p.m. CT on Monday, Oct. 3. So be sure you’re  a member of the group so you can see if you win. Click here to request to join.

Let’s get ready to party with a purpose!