5 Ways to Participate in Girls Night In: High Hopes Bright Future

Each year, the YWCA Charleston hosts several annual fundraisers and one of those is Girls Night Out. Initiated in the fall of 1998, Girls Night Out - a "Party with a Purpose" - was the brainchild of the High Hopes Committee - an amazing group of volunteer women who were determined to help the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program in its efforts to eliminate domestic violence. Now in its 23rd season, more than $1 million has been raised over the years to assist the YWCA Resolve's shelter, Hope House, and support YWCA Resolve in continuing to provide emergency shelter, services, and programming for survivors of domestic violence.

Last year, due to the reign of COVID-19 we transitioned our Girls Night Out into Girls Night In, and this year we will do the same. So as we begin our Girls Night In season I wanted to share some things to know!

Why is it Girls Night IN again this year?

Trust me, we want it to be Girls Night Out just as bad as you do but the safety of our guests while COVID-19 is still not at bay is of the utmost priority to us. With that and many other contributing factors, we decided to host another Girls Night In and encourage our guests to celebrate their power, passion, and purpose together in the comfort of their own homes.

Remind me, how can I participate in Girls Night In?

Girls Night In will be a week-long virtual event hosted on our website gnowv.com and on our social media pages, especially Facebook! There are 5 major ways you can participate in-person and online with us this year to help victims of domestic violence.

1. Snag a Bag

Consider this your ticket to this year's virtual party with a purpose! For a donation of $100 or more, you will receive a bag with the party inside. Each Girls Night In: High Hopes Bright Future mesh tote bag comes with the following GNI goodies:

  • Girls Night In: High Hopes Bright Future t-shirt

  • Flip-flops

  • Neon Visor

  • Mirrored Malibu Sunglasses

  • Mood color changing cup w/ lid & straw

  • Bottle of wine

  • Sponsor promotional items, and

  • Raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes ALL WEEK LONG! (The more you donate the more raffle tickets you receive and the more chances you have to win!)

We hope to give you high hopes for a brighter future with this fun tote and encourage you to get your best girls over to celebrate together for a great cause.

Pssst, if you snag a Hostess Bag you'll receive everything in our general totes plus thirty (30) raffle tickets for prize drawings, Morgan Rhea commemorative keychain, Swig or Corkcicle tumbler, Gresham Jewelry Maui Collection waterproof silicone bracelet (made with REAL freshwater & Tahitian pearls) AND free delivery*!

*Address must be within 20 miles of Charleston, WV for delivery

**Only forty (40) Hostess Gift Bags available

2. Participate in a Virtual Class

With this event being virtual, we knew we wanted to provide something interactive for our participants while also providing a way to support local businesses who could donate their time and talent to us in a different way, thus we have Girls Night In Virtual Classes each evening during the week. What can you expect this year? Take a look!