Purse & Passion 2017

April 20, 2017

Purse & Passion is the YWCA’s single largest fundraiser, having raised more than $5 million since 2000. Last year, the YW celebrated the 17th anniversary of Purse & Passion. For more than a century, the YWCA has been responding to the needs of women, children, and families. Purse & Passion helps to fund the YW’s initiatives, including child development programs for homeless children, affordable housing for families, a broad array of domestic violence services and social justice programs.

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KIDS Korner Luncheon 2017

February 16, 2017

Celebrating our 10th year, the luncheon benefits KIDS Korner, the YW’s nationally-accredited child development program for children of homeless families. Table hosts will invite more than 400 of their friends, co-workers and neighbors for a day of friend-raising and fundraising. Last year's luncheon raised more than $150,000 for KIDS Korner, which helps homeless children learn, play and re-discover their self worth. 

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Christmas in July

July 6, 2016 to August 26, 2016

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 3,736 toys and clothing items to area children, and we plan to surpass that goal this year by starting preparations early.  

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