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YWCA Black and White Gala April 19th

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – The YWCA Black & White Gala will feature high energy dance music by Westsound, a silent auction, and delicious food from local restaurants. The Gala also serves as the kick-off to the Stand Against Racism.

Festive black and white attire is encouraged!

Tickets are $50 each. All event proceeds will go to support YWCA programs which bridge gaps in child care, education, health care, and earning power.

To reserve tickets, call  254-7206 x 207 or go to www.ywcaofasheville.org

A special thanks to our Gala Sponsors:
Alan’s Jewelry & Pawn
BB&T
Biltmore Iron & Metal Company, Inc.
Biltmore Oil/Eblen Short Stop Stores
Crowne Plaze Tennis & Golf Resort
David Gantt Law Offices
Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa
Hoyle Office Solutions
Montford Park Players
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company
Progress Energy
Silver-Line Plastics
WNC Parent

 

Help Save the YWCA’s Diabetes Wellness Program!

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – As a result of proposed state budget cuts, the YWCA’s highly successful Diabetes Wellness program is in grave danger of shutting down. This would leave well over 100 individuals without lifesaving, wellness support.

To continue this program, the YWCA has made substantial expense cuts and identified other sources of revenues. However, a financial gap still exists. There is an immediate need for a minimum of $25,000 by June 30 to keep the program going into next year for those already enrolled and the YWCA is turning to the community for support.

Help your neighbor afford a cure for their disease by making a gift to the YWCA of Asheville Diabetes Wellness Program today. You can click here to donate online, or you can mail or drop off a check to the YWCA at 185 S. French Broad Avenue, Asheville NC 28801.

Also, from now until June 30, we have generous supporters who will donate $100 for every new Club W member! Click here to find out more about Club W: The YWCA Health & Fitness Center.

YWCA to Host Wellness Open House, May 23rd

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The YWCA will be hosting a Wellness Open House on Monday, May 23 from 4 – 7 pm. The event will feature free screenings and health information from local practioners, door prizes and more.

In addition, we will be offering free enrollment to Club W: The YWCA Health & Fitness Center all day on the 23rd. For more information, call 254-7206 x 207.

YWCA to host Red Cross Aquatics Institute

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Red Cross Aquatics Institute, with lifeguarding, Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Fundamentals of Instructor Training (FIT) will be offered over two weekends in May (must attend both weekends) May 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21 and 22 at the YWCA. The hours will be Friday 6 pm -10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am-7 pm. Please call the YWCA for registration and more information: 254-7206 x 110.

City Employees Participate in Stand Against Racism Events

Friday, April 29th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – As part of the City of Asheville’s diversity training initiative, and in support of the YWCA of Asheville’s Stand Against Racism event, city employees are taking part in a staff guided walking tour that recognizes the value of diversity in our community.

The tour runs every 15 minutes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today. It begins at the Public Works parking lot adjacent to Eagle Street and includes stops at several sites adjacent to City Hall that highlight the history and diversity of downtown Asheville.

Colleagues from Buncombe County have also been invited to join the tours, which are being led by volunteer employees. Participants will use their lunch hour to take the tours.

To ensure that every employee who is interested in participating has access to this valuable information, a virtual version of tour has been made available online at http://www.youtube.com/cityofasheville/.

The tour will be a permanent part of employee training to exhibit the City of Asheville’s year-round commitment to celebrating diversity.

For more information about the city’s event, contact Training and Community Relations Specialist Kendra Turner at 828-259-5867 or [email protected].

Information about the Stand Against Racism can be found at http://www.ywcaofasheville.org/, or http://standagainstracism.org/.

Free Classes Offered at YWCA for Those Looking to Smoke Smoking

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – The YWCA will be offering a FREE 7-week Freedom from Smoking Class starting May 9. The classes will be held from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Current smokers welcomed and free childcare is available for this 7-Week Program.

Session 1: Monday, 5/9/11
Session 2: Monday, 5/16/11
Session 3: Monday, 5/23/11
Session 4: Monday, 5/30/11 (Quit day)
Session 5: Wednesday, 6/1/11
Session 6: Monday, 6/6/11
Session 7: Monday, 6/13/11
Session 8: Monday, 6/20/11

All classes will be held at the YWCA. The facilitator is certified by the American Lung Association and it is FREE to all participants though space is limited to 14 people. Must have 10 participants for class to occur.

Contact Mark Strazzer to RSVP or for more info at 254-7206 x 101 or at [email protected].

NC Women’s Agenda Assembly Sceduled for Tomorow at the YWCA

Friday, November 12th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The North Carolina Women United Women’s Agenda Assembly for Buncombe County will be on Saturday, November 13 from 9:00 – noon at the YWCA, 185 S. French Broad Ave. Register by November 10 at ncwuwaabuncombe.eventbrite.com. Child Care will be available — call 251-6169 by Nov. 10 to reserve your space. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The Women’s Agenda Assembly allows women the opportunity to discuss and prioritize the issues that they feel are most important in their community. Women’s Agenda Assemblies are held in several locations throughout the state, and the priority rankings from each meeting inform the statewide Women’s Agenda. Nonprofit leaders and advocates use this agenda to push for legislation that would improve the lives of women across the state. Download the NCWU Draft Women’s Agenda at www.ncwu.org.

YWCA’s Black and White Gala Happening Thursday

Monday, September 27th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The YWCA of Asheville’s sixth annual Black & White Gala will be held on Thursday, September 30th, at 6:30 pm at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center. The Gala is a dance PARTY for everyBODY. The evening will feature high energy dance music by Westsound, a silent auction, and delicious food from local restaurants. Festive black and white attire is encouraged. Tickets are $50 each (YW members get 20% off of tickets). All event proceeds will go to support YWCA programs which bridge gaps in child care, education, health care, and earning power.

Find out more here

YWCA Kids to Perform at Bele Chere

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – Children in the YWCA K-6 Summer Camp have been practicing songs and making art for Bele Chere. The children will be performing their songs on Friday, July 23 at 4:00 pm in the Children’s Area, where their art will also be displayed. Bele Chere is one of the largest street festivals in the South. We encourage you to come out and support them!

YWCA Takes a ‘Stand Against Racism’ on Friday

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

ASHEVILLE, NC – The YWCA of Asheville is part of the nationwide Stand Against Racism this Friday, April 30th, 2010. Join the YWCA in this event aimed at raising awareness that racism still exists in our communities and that it can no longer be ignored or tolerated.

There are 70+ businesses, schools, goverment agencies, media outlets and community organiztions participating in Asheville! If you are not a part of a participating group but want to be a part of the Stand, there are a number of public events that you can attend. Simply click here for a complete list of public events and participating groups.