21st Gives Back : Young Women's Christian Association

Thank you for allowing us to take the opportunity to volunteer with the YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association).  The YWCA offers a variety of services in our community.  Some of their programs include the Keys of Hope Women's Housing Program, which houses women for up to 2 years while they transition from other facilities to give them the tools needed to become responsible and independent, the Victim Advocacy Program, which provides education on victim's rights to women who have experienced domestic violence, and the GameChangers, which is a violence prevention program for middle-school aged boys.

Our task was to assist them in setting up an area for the women to "shop" for clothing and other items that come from donations.  The women are generally allowed (based off inventory) 10 clothing items per week, but this gave them the chance to take the time to look through everything and get as many items as they needed/wanted!  It was a very rewarding experience and they were very grateful for the assistance.