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Santa's Workshop Brings Joy to Families in Need

December 18, 2015

For Venita Jackson, Christmas joy came in the form of a Paw Patrol remote control car. “That’s the one thing my baby boy wanted, and I was so excited when I saw it,” she said. “This has been such a wonderful experience. It’s been a blessing.”

Free Family Portraits Make Holidays Picture Perfect

December 11, 2015

All Beuncka wants for Christmas is a stash of picture frames perfect for showcasing the gift she recently received: free family portraits she had made with her niece and nephew.

“I’m going to put them up all over my wall and make a scrapbook and put them in there,” she said. “I don’t have kids, so I look at my niece and nephew as my own. They’re my babies and these portraits are a real blessing.”

YW 2015 Holiday Cards

December 9, 2015

Spread some holiday cheer while helping those in need with a YW card. For a recommended donation of $10 per card, we’ll hand-address the envelope and send it on your behalf. To place an order, contact Liz Major at lmajor@ywcabham.org or (205) 322-9922, ext.

Anytown Alabama Alum Honored as Outstanding Philanthropist

November 20, 2015

Aaron Brazelton has always been a big picture kind of guy, so after participating in two of the YWCA Central Alabama’s youth leadership programs, he decided to take what he had learned and pay it forward – all the way to Serbia.

The 22-year-old Br

YWCA Women Make Global Connections at World Council

November 13, 2015

At the World YWCA Council meeting in Thailand, Yolanda Sullivan, Jennifer Caraway and Brenda Durham saw firsthand what a collective impact really looks like. As they exchanged ideas and brainstormed with women from more than 70 countries, they realized that the YWCA truly makes a world of difference.

Calling All Elves!

November 2, 2015


Calling all elves! Volunteers are needed for the YWCA's annual Santa's Workshop on December 12, 2015.


Candlelight Vigils Raise Awareness and Honor Victims of Domestic Violence

October 9, 2015

The night their father killed their mother, Andrea Humphries and Dana Jarrett found a strength they never knew they had. Despite their pain, the sisters are speaking out in hopes that victims of domestic violence and those who love them will learn from their experience.

“Domestic violence is serious, threats are serious,” Jarrett said. “We do not want anyone to experience the nightmare of living through this. We choose to share our story to help give others the courage to speak out against domestic violence and choose a better story than ours.”