Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May 2013 Y's Words

“YWCA Clark County saved my life”, I recently overhead a volunteer say. Is there a better compliment?  We kicked off National Volunteer Appreciation Week on April 22nd.  Thank you to all our volunteers who help change lives and save lives on a daily basis.

April was Sexual Assault Awareness month and we are very proud of the amazing and powerful events we put on, including our 3rd annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Art Exhibit. We are thrilled to announce that this year’s show attracted more participants and attendees than the previous two years, and want to thank everyone who made the show such a success!

YWCA continues to be a fierce advocate for survivors of sexual abuse, as well as a strong believer in diversity. We have a featured interview with Irma Magana, Bilingual Advocate for the Sexual Assault Program where she discusses the weekly Latina Support Group she co-facilitates for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.

In April we were also pleased to honor three young women with Young Women of Achievement scholarships. Congratulations to Sarah Case, Kate Orsi, and Karishma Patel for being outstanding examples of leadership, academic achievement, and community involvement!

Our Spring Appeal is well underway, with already over $13,000 raised through generous contributions. We’re hoping for a big push through the rest of the month, as all donations made before June 30th will go to assist children and families participating in YWCA’s SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program. Please give what you can to help heal families and protect the children of Clark County.

Lastly, we look forward to June 18th when YWCA will host the 3rd Annual Community Celebration. Please join us this year and celebrate the differences between generations, and the diversity each generation brings to our community.

Strong Alone.  Fearless Together.

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