We kicked off a new school year with crafts and a dance party at Feminist Festival on August 18th!
Every girl deserves a life of possibilities.                    ´╗┐September 2017
 
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This month, we are celebrating one of our volunteers-extraordinare, Ellen Converse. Ellen spent many hours with us over the summer, helping with weekly projects and childcare. 
 
"I volunteer for the YWRC because I believe in everything it stands for. Empowering young girls is something I find very important. I am so happy there is an organization that fosters that in Des Moines."   
 
 
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Monday, October 2  |  5:30 & 8 p.m. seating times
 
57 local celebrities have joined us to host the 8th Annual
Celebrity Servers Night at Centro and Django restaurants!
 
Purchase your tickets now for this fun night out with friends to celebrate and support the young women of the YWRC. Tickets are $45 and include a three course meal. Space is limited!
 
 
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Thursday, October 19th  |  5:30 p.m.
 
Hosted by the Polk County Women Attorneys (PCWA), this fundraiser benefits the Young Women’s Resource Center and helps to share the YWRC’s rich story. Although many of the auction attendees are local female attorneys and judges, the event is open to the public.
 
Individual tickets are $35 each; sponsorship opportunities available.  
 
 
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Help sort and organize item donations:
Volunteer your time to help us organize baby clothing, diapers, formula, feminine hygiene products and more so our girls have easy access to the resources they need.  
 
Provide a meal for 40 Young Moms and their children:
This meal includes a main dish, a side salad or veggie/fruit, bread and a gallon of milk. Dessert is optional. 
 
Interested? Email Sarah Mowitz or call 515-244-4901 for more info.
 
 
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Why It's So Powerful Mindy Kaling Isn't Sharing Who the Dad Is, The Representation Project, August 24, 2017
 
 
 
Viking Skeleton's DNA Test Proves Historians Wrong, New York Post, September 8, 2017
 
 
 
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