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Official Charity: YWCA of Asheville

27 Apr Posted by kelby in Charities | Comments
Official Charity: YWCA of Asheville

The great thing about hosting a conference is it provides a unique opportunity to help others. This year, Type-A Mom will have official charities that the conference promotes.

The YWCA of Asheville has a pretty amazing history of helping women and children and fighting racism. I encourage you to watch this short video, and I think you’ll be just as moved as I was by their story:

About the YWCA of Asheville

The mission of the YWCA of Asheville is eliminating racism and empowering women. The YWCA works to accomplish this mission by providing programs which help bridge gaps in education, achievement, economic status, health, and access to child care. Find out more at the official YWCA site.

Here are their programs:

  • Child Care Center: quality, affordable care for the babies and toddlers of working parents.
  • New Choices: structured care management and a support group to help low-income become more economically self-sufficient.
  • MotherLove: mentoring program for pregnant and parenting teens.
  • School-Age Programs: After-School and Summer Camp, with a focus on homework help and enrichment activities.
  • FutureVision: intensive tutoring and social skills development for at-risk teens.
  • Drop-in Child Care: free child care for families who are experiencing economic difficulties.
  • Diabetes Wellness and Prevention: helping individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes manage their disease with exercise, group support, and education.
  • Health Outreach: classes on the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer in local community centers and churches.
  • Latino Learning Center: computer skills classes in Spanish.
  • Club W: The YWCA Health and Fitness Center: fitness classes, equipment, a full aquatics program in a solar-heated pool, and health and wellness activities.

How Can You Help?

There are several ways you can help the YWCA. For example:

  • You can donate money, even if it’s just a few spare dollars.
  • If you are local, you can volunteer.
  • You can blog about the program and encourage your readers to donate.
  • You can follow the YWCA on Twitter and like the YWCA Facebook page.
  • You can share this post on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. The shortened URL is http://bit.ly/typeamomYWCA .
  • You can bring items that the YWCA needs to Type-A Mom Conference. The New Choices program needs gently used toys, costumes, books (especially for older kids chapter books, activity books, etc.), art supplies (like paints, brushes, colored paper), and bins to hold legos and small items. MotherLove needs baby gear and clothing for pregnant and parenting teens. We will have a donation bin set up at the conference.

 


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