Support YWCA - Purse & Passion 2020

April 30, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama's annual Purse & Passion event is the YW's largest fundraiser and raises more than $600,000 each year to support the YW's program areas: domestic violence services; child and youth development programs; and safe, affordable housing. The 21st annual event will be at 11:30 a.m. on April 30, 2020. Our table captains, who are members of the YWCA Board of Directors and the community-at-large, invite guests to participate.

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Sign Up for 2020 Stand Against Racism Events

March 13, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama’s observance of the 14th annual Stand Against Racism includes this month’s 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge and an April 24 luncheon featuring Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row for crimes he did not commit.
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2020 KIDS Korner Luncheon

February 13, 2020

At YWCA Central Alabama, we believe those who have the least deserve the very best start in life. That’s why we offer a nationally-accredited child and youth development program for children of low-income, homeless and working families. Join us at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 13 for our 13th annual KIDS Korner Luncheon at the BJCC East Ballroom.
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2019 Santa's Workshop

December 7, 2019

Each year, YWCA Central Alabama hosts Santa’s Workshop to help families who are living in area homeless/transitional shelters or those otherwise in need to have a happy holiday season. On the day of the event, Dec. 7, 2019, children get to meet Santa and make gifts and crafts that they can give to parents, teachers, friends, and other loved ones. Meanwhile, caregivers get to "shop" (everything is free) for toys and other gifts to give to their precious babies.

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Santa in the Summer

August 12, 2019

Our annual Santa's Workshop is a magical event that allows families in crisis to experience the holidays with joy like most of us do. Mothers come to "shop" for free gifts donated by people like you who share our passion for supporting those in need. Last year, we provided 2,685 toys to 522 area children, and we plan to surpass that goal this year by starting preparations early.  

Help us support families in need for the holidays by signing up during our Santa in the Summer event.

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Purse and Passion St. Clair

August 8, 2019

YWCA of Central Alabama's annual Purse & Passion St. Clair County Luncheon will celebrate its 11th year of transforming lives by providing domestic violence services to St. Clair County and neighboring communities on August 8, 2019. All gifts made to this fundraising event benefits Our Place, the only domestic violence shelter in St. Clair County. Since opening in 2009, the Our Place shelter has provided legal assistance, support, and housing to more than 7,435 domestic violence victims in St. Clair and Blount counties. 


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Purse & Passion 2019

April 18, 2019

YWCA Central Alabama's annual Purse & Passion Luncheon is the YW's largest fundraiser and raises more than $600,000 each year to support all four of the YW's program areas: domestic violence services; child development programs for children of homeless and low-income families; safe, affordable housing; and social justice programs.

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KIDS Korner Luncheon

February 12, 2019

YWCA Central Alabama's annual KIDS Korner Luncheon raises critical funds to support the YWCA’s nationally-accredited child development program for children of low-income and homeless families. Table hosts invite hundreds of their friends, co-workers, and neighbors for a day of friend-raising and fundraising.

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