Giving Tuesday December 2nd 2014

By Katharine Dunn Evans Black Friday, Cyber Monday … Giving Tuesday! Haven’t heard of it? I must admit, I hadn’t either. But now I have. We are inundated with holiday shopping deals during this time of year. Stores are opening their doors earlier to accommodate the crowds of shoppers. People are leaving their Thanksgiving celebrationsContinue reading “Giving Tuesday December 2nd 2014”

YWCA Easter Baskets

On the evening of April 2nd, a group of Junior League ladies showed up at Allie Okner’s house in Wallingford to create 50 spring baskets for kids living in shelters around the Seattle area. The YWCA, whose homeless shelters are a safe haven to families coming off the street or fleeing domestic violence, sponsored this eventContinue reading “YWCA Easter Baskets”

The Styles to Shine Closet – TWCA Girls First Program

One of the initiatives by the Junior League (DIAD) Committee is working on this month is the launch of The Styles To Shine Closet, part of the YWCA Girls First Program, which is geared towards girls aged 14-16. This program gives them job skills and helps them prepare for the job force by helping themContinue reading “The Styles to Shine Closet – TWCA Girls First Program”

Life Skills For Women Collaboration Luncheon Celebrates, Looks Forward

WRITER: Gretchen Griffith On January 25th, the Project Development committee hosted a Collaboration Luncheon for three of the League’s newest community partners: YWCA Young Parent Program, New Beginnings, and Mary’s Place. Junior League Director Jeanette James led a lively discussion among key League members and partner representatives about their collaborative efforts to provide adult womenContinue reading “Life Skills For Women Collaboration Luncheon Celebrates, Looks Forward”

DIAD & YWCA Mom’s Night Out

YWCA Moms Night out January 27, 2012 6-9 2820 E Cherry St Seattle, WA 98122 Seven Hair Salon donated a hair stylist who did consults for hair, helped women figure out what colors look best on them, and brought 30 bottles of nail polish for the Junior League of Seattle YWCA Mom’s Night Out. SheContinue reading “DIAD & YWCA Mom’s Night Out”

Santa’s Helpers shift & the YWCA toy drive recap!

Our volunteers had great success shopping at Target, where we filled 4 shopping carts with all of our purchases. Our group of merry shoppers split into teams to better tackle the different departments and be sure to collect all the items YWCA said they needed. We focused on boy toys, girl toys, clothing, books/baby items, aimingContinue reading “Santa’s Helpers shift & the YWCA toy drive recap!”

Done-in-a-Day Toy Drive for the YWCA.

Christmas time usually brings smiles to children’s faces. Sadly, many children throughout the Seattle area will go without something to open during the holiday season. In 2010, YWCA of Seattle helped over 60,000 women and children throughout King and Snohomish counties. The need is even greater in 2011, and the Done-in-a-Day Committee is asking itsContinue reading “Done-in-a-Day Toy Drive for the YWCA.”