Weekly Stories

Host a Virtual Toy Drive

May 11, 2020

It's time to Stuff the Sleigh for YWCA!  

All summerlong, we're helping the big man out and gathering new, unwrapped toys, books, gift cards, stocking stuffers, and more for our annual Santa's Workshop event!

Join in the Santa in the Summer fun and help us provide a magical holiday season for children of all ages living in local homeless shelters and transitional housing.

There are 3 ways to help:

Thanks for KIDS Korner Support

February 14, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama hosted its KIDS Korner Luncheon on Feb. 13, 2020, and raised $141,996 (and counting) to support our child development program for children from homeless and low-income families. 
 

YWCA Honors Yolanda N. Sullivan

January 30, 2020

YWCA Central Alabama honored recently retired CEO Yolanda N. Sullivan as 2019 Jeana P. Hosch Woman of Valor. The award was presented Jan. 30, 2020, at the board’s Annual Meeting. This honor is bestowed each year upon deserving extraordinary, inspirational leaders who work tirelessly to care for women, children and families in the community.

Attend 2020 KIDS Korner Luncheon

January 16, 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.

Congrats Vulcan Award Honoree Joan Witherspoon-Norris

November 8, 2019

YWCA Central Alabama congratulates Joan Witherspoon-Norris, who received the Vulcan Community Awards’ 2019 Servant Leadership recognition.

The Vulcan Park Foundation chose the YW’s Senior Director of Social Justice as one of this year’s 13 honorees who exemplify civic pride, leadership and progress in five award categories: Lifetime Achievement, Newcomer, Hero, Game Changer and Servant Leadership.

Volunteers Needed for 2019 Santa's Workshop

November 6, 2019

We need a few good volunteers!

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.

YWCA observes Week Without Violence with Oct. 17 Walk & Vigil

October 15, 2019

Each year 30 percent of the nation’s female murder victims are killed by intimate partners. YWCA identifies them as “silent witnesses” and hosts a vigil in their memory. YWCA Central Alabama invites the community to its annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month Walk & Vigil Thursday, Oct. 17. It is part of a two-fold event the local agency will host during National Week Without Violence.

YWCA Central Alabama and CEO spotlighted on a national podcast

October 11, 2019

Birmingham, Al – YWCA Central Alabama’s recently seated CEO is featured on Friday’s Organize your Butterflies, an original podcast of YWCA USA.  Each episode discusses the way women, including amazing YWCA leaders, help women, girls, and families. Topics include organizing, strategizing, and mobilizing around issues like equal pay, domestic violence, women’s entrepreneurship, and so much more, and how YOU can get involved.

YW Residents Enjoyed Giving Back

October 1, 2019

On Sept. 23 and in preparation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, four YWCA Central Alabama volunteers pinned 1,000 purple ribbons to DV stat cards. Two of the volunteers are residents in YW's downtown Birmingham building, and both shared how much they enjoyed serving. The volunteers asked to be informed about other volunteer opportunities. Mary Golston shared that this was the first time in her 12 years as a resident that she has had a chance to volunteer. To learn more about YW volunteer opportunities, contact Volunteer Manager Valerie Johnson, 205.322.9922 ext.

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