WINTER 2022 NEWSLETTER
YWCA NORTH CENTRAL WASHINGTON
YWCA NCW is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Our local vision is to empower women, men and children to break the cycle of economic insecurity and homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency through assistance, support, and education.
We Can’t Wait: Equity and Justice Now!
Our country was founded on the idea of building a government of the people, by the people, for the people. More than two hundred years later, this vision has yet to be achieved.
Stand Against Racism
April 26, 2022
Wenatchee Valley College
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stand Against Racism March
April 26, 2022
YWCA Thrift Store to YWCA Building on First St.
4:00 pm with dinner and block party at 5:00 pm
Stand Against Racism Omak
April 27, 2022
Wenatchee Valley College Omak
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Stand Against Racism Challenge registration is now open!
Here are the steps for you to register, and also to share with friends/family/collaborators to register as well:
- Go to standagainstracism.org
- Scroll down on the landing page until you see “Join the Challenge”
- There are two drop-down options. Forego the first one that says “Select a YWCA Association”, instead click on “Select a Region” and choose “West”, then hit “Register”
- Fill out the Personal Profile information (First Name, Last Name, Email address and Zipcode) You can fill out as much or as little information as you’d like.
- IMPORTANT: At the very bottom there is a drop down menu next to “Which YWCA are you participating with?” LEAVE THAT BLANK
- Hit “Continue” and Voila! You’re registered! Now you can sit back and enjoy the glory that is navigating through the registration.
YWCA Thrift Store
YWCA Partners with about 13 organizations in and around Wenatchee to get free clothing to some of the communities most vulnerable. In 2021, 440 people were able to go to the YWCA Thrift Store to obtain free clothing. This came out to a total of $12,158 worth of wearable items that were given away for free. Thank you for generously donating your items to the YWCA Thrift Store and helping us support our community.
Welcome New Staff Members!
Lili P. and Gabriela M. at the YWCA Thrift Store. Come in and say “Hi!”
Marlene Curiel as Housing Manager
Your donations house those without a home.
Laura Cale, Program Assistant
In August 2018, Laura Cale started her career with YWCA NCW as a Program Assistant. When asked why she is passionate about YWCA NCW, she replied “I am passionate about the service work that we provide.” Laura’s favorite hobbies are biking, taking walks to the river, and taking her children to the playground.
Looking for Volunteers!!
YWCA NCW is always looking for volunteers. You can complete an application online. At this time, we are specifically recruiting volunteers to serve on the Thrift Store Committee. We invite you to participate!
Thank you Kunz Floral and San Fransico Sourdough Eatery for donating to help us celebrate Valentine’s Day! The sandwiches and roses made lovely gifts for the YWCA housing program residents.
Winter Point In Time Count
YWCA NCW participated once again in the Point In Time Count. Information was collected to see how many unsheltered homeless folks are in the area and gives us more information of how to meet the needs of our communities.