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Got Five Minutes? Here’s a Simple Way You Can Support the YWCA’s Efforts to Prevent Child Abuse:

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 (CTF) license plate on your vehicle. CTF plates feature the distinctive child’s green hand prints 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.

How to order a Specialty License Plate (or support the YWCA’s child abuse prevention efforts):

1) Want your plates or donation to directly benefit the YWCA? Go online and buy the CTF plates, designating the YWCA St. Joseph as the sole beneficiary of your $25 license plate donation. http://ctf4kids.org/how-you-can-help/license-plates/
2) 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).


YWCA St. Joseph

Back to School Fair – Call for Donations for Shelter children through August 4th

Back to School Fair at the YWCA:  Sunday, Aug. 6:  Did you know that many local children start the school year while living in the YWCA Shelter, due to escaping violence at home? You can help the YWCA St. Joseph make back to school an exciting time for children whose lives are in turmoil. Basic school classroom supplies may be provided by other sources, but the YWCA is looking for the “other back to school items” that encourage confidence, such as socks, underwear, any new clothes, fun pens and pencils, locker décor, hair bows/ties, alarm clocks, backpacks, hygiene items for kids, calculators, flash cards, books for children, makeup, shoes, earbuds or lunchboxes. These items are being collected now until August 4th in preparation for the YWCA Back to School Fair on Aug. 6. For more information call 232-4481.