Poinsettias are instant holiday décor! And when you decorate with the beautiful varieties available through Friends of Sojourner’s, you’ll be helping the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter for Homeless Women and Families.
Order by Monday Nov. 25, and plan to pay for your order and pick it up December 3 at the YWCA on Quarrier Street – First Floor.
Red, white, pink or Marble Star
Small – 6” pot - $11
Medium – 8” pot - $17
Large – 10” pot - $22
Here’s how to order: email
or call 304.340.3562, ext. 411.
YWCA of Charleston has been selected to participate in The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse program this year! Only 30 YWCA associations were selected to participate across the U.S.
This October, Purple Purse will be even bigger, since we’ve more than doubled the number of YWCA partners and raised the total donation goal to $350,000 for the national network of YWCAs! With your help in 2013, Purple Purse will get more people talking about domestic violence than ever before.
Here’s how the program will work: during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, custom-designed purple purses will be distributed with information cards inside, driving people to PurplePurse.com so they can arm themselves with tools to spread the word about domestic violence. The goal is to pass along each purple purse to family and friends throughout the country, sparking life-changing conversations along the way. In addition, digital purses can also be passed to raise money and awareness at Facebook.com/PurplePurse and on PurplePurse.com.
As one of 30 local YWCAs selected, we will receive 10 physical purses to pass throughout our community. Starting September 23 and continuing throughout October, every time our purple purse is checked in at PurplePurse.com, The Allstate Foundation will donate $5 to our local YWCA, giving our organization funding to support our critical programs aimed at helping domestic violence survivors and stopping the cycle of abuse. If we’re able to pass our purses a total of 1,000 times, we’ll double our donation and our YWCA will earn a total of $10,000.
Three of the four 2014 Women of Achievement honorees have been named! Read all about the YWCA's annual event that recognizes--and applauds--the accomplishments of outstanding women in our community in this State Journal story reported by Ann Ali. And stay tuned for news of the recipient of the YWCA Empowerment Award for 2014.
Kathy Goble was a warm, compassionate and caring person. But the tragic circumstances of her death have overshadowed her life. Her son, Jason McCartney, decided that he wanted something positive to result from the loss of his mother. Together with organizer and friend, Jeff Crist, and family spokesman Billy Herrald, they developed the Hope Walk in Memory of Kathy Goble and have pledged funds from the walk to Hope House – the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program’s shelter for domestic violence victims and their children. Kathy would have been pleased to know that the proceeds from the walk will equip Hope House with much-needed playground equipment and a pre-school computer. In her memory, and to offer hope and healing to all, we invite you to take the Hope Walk for Hope House on Saturday, May 25.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 • 1 Mile Walk • Coonskin Park, Charleston, WV • 9am – 10am
Register at walk or online at 2013hopewalk.eventbrite.com
$25 - adults
$15 - 18 years and older
Checks may be made payable to YWCA Resolve