Over the course of YWCA's 2019 Luncheons, more than 1,300 supporters raised over a million dollars in support of eliminating racism and empowering women. This year's theme was "All In for Washington Women" and we thank our community for showing up in force, changing the lives of women and families in our region.
This month we'd like to dedicate our blog to appreciating the many groups and individuals who help YWCA's mission, like our King County Luncheon speaker, Rebecca Bauer. Learn more about Rebecca's inspiring journey with YWCA, including overcoming homelessness and domestic abuse, and finding stability as a single mother.
After some huge wins in Olympia, we’re showing our appreciation for the advocates, volunteers, and partners who made this year a success, and giving you the chance to thank your lawmakers for passing important bills to help Washington women and their families thrive.
Last week we participated in YWCA's annual Stand Against Racism campaign with events across King and Snohomish counties. This week's blog provides a wrap-up of how we took a stand at our various locations.
Consumption of products by white Americans is producing pollution that overwhelmingly impacts non-white communities. This disparity between who causes the pollution, and who is forced to suffer from it, is an example of what’s called environmental racism and it has big implications on the health and safety of black neighborhoods like South Seattle.
April's blog theme is "activation" and few do it better than our Snohomish County Luncheon client speaker, Jennifer Bereskin. Jennifer shared a snapshot of her experience overcoming homelessness, domestic abuse, and alcohol addiction. This is her story.