Mary J. Blige partnered with Steve Stoute in 2008 in jump starting the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now also known as FFWAN. The organization gives women support and resources through educational programs, career development, self-esteem and personal growth. The following year she opened her Mary J. Blige Center for Women in her hometown of Yonkers, New York through her organization. In July upon release of her My Life Blossom Eau de Parfum, she donated a dollar for each bottle purchased. In October she announced as one of the VH1 Divas for charity.