The YWCA hosts several events for the community throughout the year, such as the Gardeners’ Festival, Administrative Professionals Day, the Pink Tea Luncheon, Stand Against Racism and the annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon. We welcome you to read and share about these events and to get involved as a sponsor, volunteer or a committee member. Note: The Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon is Thursday, June 21, 2018.  Read more here.

Looking for YWCA events? See full event calendar here.

 

 

News:

Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism Breakfast Event, September 20th

The YWCA St. Joseph and NAACP will co-sponsor the 22nd annual Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism Breakfast on Sept. 20. The community event puts an emphasis on racial justice and recognizes the winners of the Kelsy Beshears Racial Justice Award, which is either an individual, group or agency that works in the area of racial justice.

The breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20. There will be a buffet served and a program held in the YWCA Terrace Room, 304 N. 8th Street. St. Joseph Mayor Bill McMurray will be the featured speaker. The Praise Team and Trash Can Band from MidCity Excellence will perform. The breakfast is prepared and served by members of Grace Evangelical Church. The YWCA asks for a free will donation, which will be added to the Beshears Scholarship fund at MWSU. Make reservations by calling the YWCA at (816) 232-4481 or email efattig@ywcasj.org. Reservations must be made by Sept. 12.

 

Advocacy Classes

YWCA, 304 North 8th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri

Every Tuesday and Thursday evenings in October (2-30) from 5:30-9pm the YWCA will offer a free advocacy class for the community. The classes will be taken each Tuesday and Thursday for the entire month. This is for those that would like to volunteer, or just learn more on how to help victims of domestic and sexual violence. For questions please email Carrie Turner at cturner@ywcasj.org or call 816.232.4481.

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10th Annual Paint the Parkway Pink Walk

Hyde Park, 402 E Hyde Park Ave, St Joseph, MO 64504

Teresa Majewski lost the battle with Breast Cancer in October 1993. In memory of Teresa, her family and friends host an annual awareness walk in her hometown of St. Joseph, MO. We will Paint the Parkway Pink to raise money for Breast cancer research. Check-in will begin at 8:00 am at Hyde Park. The walk will begin at 10:00 am. We will walk from Hyde Park to 11th Street, and then back to Hyde Park. There will be refreshments, music and raffles after the walk.

Please join us and register at http://www.painttheparkwaypink.org/. If you donate $25 or more, we will give you a shirt as a Thank you. We ask that you please register by Sept 10th to be guaranteed the T-shirt as that is the date we order. Spread the word, wear your pink, and bring the dog!

 

Take Back The Night, October 14th at 6:00 pm

We will gather in front of the steps of the YWCA to hears the Mayor’s proclamation, a speaker, along with prayer and remembrance for victims of domestic violence.

 

Ladies Night Out, October 18th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

YWCA Terrace Room, 304 North 8th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri

The YWCA will be hosting a paint night with Scott Noble as the instructor. This breast cancer awareness event shows the importance of early detection screenings and resources to help women obtain age-appropriate screenings. This event is free, and we encourage all women in the community and breast cancer survivors, along with family and friends, to attend. Please join us and RSVP for this event! Space is limited to 50 people. Please contact 816-232-4481 or frontoffice@ywcasj.org for more information.

 

Pink Tea Luncheon, October 24 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm

YWCA Terrace Room, 304 North 8th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri

The YWCA will be hosting the Pink Tea Luncheon. This event is in honor of breast cancer awareness and is sponsored by the YWCA ENCOREplus program, whose mission is to help provide resources and information about breast health as well as help women gain access to mammograms. There will be a delicious lunch of soup and salad, catered by Olive Garden. The Pink Tea Luncheon will have a speaker and raffle items. The cost is $15 per person; breast cancer survivors attend free. Join us for this event! Please contact 816-232-4481 or frontoffice@ywcasj.org for more information.

 

La Celebracion Rosa, October 25 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

YWCA Terrace Room, 304 North 8th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri

The YWCA will be hosting La Celebracion Rosa. This event is for our Latina ladies who are breast cancer survivors, breast cancer supporters or are going through breast cancer. The fun activities include a Hawaiian theme party, a craft, door prizes and food. Join us for this free event! Please contact 816-232-4481 or frontoffice@ywcasj.org for more information.

Este evento es para nuestras damas latinas que son sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama, que apoyan el cáncer de mama o que están batallando con el cáncer de mama. Las actividades incluyen una fiesta con tema hawaiana, la elaboración de una manualidad, rifas, comida y diversión para todos.Este es un evento gratuito y será de 7:00 pm-9:00pm en la sede del YWCA, 304 N 8th St. Por favor RSVP llamando al 816-232-4481 o email al frontoffice@ywcasj.org.

 

YWCA St. Joseph CTF Specialty License Plates

Every day, the YWCA St. Joseph works to help prevent child abuse through parent education classes, counseling and safe shelter for families at risk. You can help prevent child abuse by proudly displaying the official Children’s Trust Fund (CIT) license plate on your vehicle. CTF plates feature the distinctive child’s greenhandprintss logo and a “prevent child abuse’ message. Funds generated annually by the CTF plates make a huge impact on child abuse prevention across the state of Missouri, and also, locally for the YWCA’s efforts. To participate, go online and buy the CIT plates, designating the YWCA St. Joseph as the sole beneficiary of your $25 license plate donation: https://ctf4kids.org/how-you-can-help/license-plates/

OR go to the license Bureau and purchase your plate in-person (Note: if buying in-person, the funds will be divided between St. Joseph YWCA and St. Joseph Youth Alliance). For more information, call the YWCA at 232-4481.

 

YWCA St. Joseph Annual Report:

2017 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

YWCA St. Joseph Financial Report:

2017 Annual Financial Report

2016 Annual Financial Report

 

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