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LUXE Gives Back
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
LUXE Gives Back @ White House Event Center

LUXE brings together the best independent designers the region has to offer for a runway show and shopping event to benefit the YWCA Dayton. Come and go as you will. Runway show at noon; come early to shop and stay for the show or come for the runway show and shop after! Brunch lite bites served. Learn more and get your tickets at: http://bit.ly/luxeDYT.

Questions? Contact Marshall Weil, Director of Development: mweil@ywcadayton.org or 937-461-5550 x129.

 

Oct
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Voices Against Violence Breakfast
Oct 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Voices Against Violence Breakfast @ Schuster Center Wintergarden

Each October, YWCA Dayton recognizes the strength and resilience of domestic violence survivors at a special fundraising event to support YWCA Dayton’s domestic violence shelter and support services, including its 24-hour crisis hotline. Formerly called the YWomen Breakfast, it has been refreshed (and expanded!) as the Voices Against Violence Breakfast and the Voices Against Violence Lunch to better reflect the platform it provides for both survivors and supporters to be a voice for change.

This event also features the recognition of our annual Marsha Froelich Survivor Award, which honors women who embody Froelich’s spirit of survivorship and resilience and give graciously to others. The late Marsha Froelich, a former development director at YWCA Dayton, was a fearless leader who advocated — at work and in her spare time — for the under-served, the women of the YW, and those within the community who did not have a voice. This award recognizes a woman whose words and actions serve to exemplify, inspire, set an example, and celebrate the spirit of a survivor who has overcome the odds and continued on an amazing journey, personally or professionally.

Registration coming soon! Interested in serving as a table captain? Contact events@ywcadayton.org.

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Voices Against Violence Luncheon
Oct 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Voices Against Violence Luncheon @ Schuster Center Wintergarden

Each October, YWCA Dayton recognizes the strength and resilience of domestic violence survivors at a special fundraising event to support YWCA Dayton’s domestic violence shelter and support services, including its 24-hour crisis hotline. Formerly called the YWomen Breakfast, it has been refreshed (and expanded!) as the Voices Against Violence Breakfast and the Voices Against Violence Lunch to better reflect the platform it provides for both survivors and supporters to be a voice for change.

This event also features the recognition of our annual Marsha Froelich Survivor Award, which honors women who embody Froelich’s spirit of survivorship and resilience and give graciously to others. The late Marsha Froelich, a former development director at YWCA Dayton, was a fearless leader who advocated — at work and in her spare time — for the under-served, the women of the YW, and those within the community who did not have a voice. This award recognizes a woman whose words and actions serve to exemplify, inspire, set an example, and celebrate the spirit of a survivor who has overcome the odds and continued on an amazing journey, personally or professionally.

Registration coming soon! Interested in serving as a table captain? Contact events@ywcadayton.org.

Oct
11
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City Barbeque Takeover for Girls LEAD!
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
City Barbeque Takeover for Girls LEAD! @ City Barbeque

It’s good food for a great cause! Meet us at City Barbeque in Beavercreek all day Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 to celebrate International Day of the Girl, a worldwide day to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

25% of purchase proceeds with THIS FLYER come back to Girls LEAD! at YWCA Dayton and help build girls of strength, courage, and wisdom through in-school, after-school, and summer camp programming. Learn more at www.ywcadayton.org/girlslead.

Oct
12
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Shine Your Light 5K + Vigil
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Shine Your Light 5K + Vigil @ RiverScape MetroPark

Artemis Center and YWCA Dayton will, for the fourth year, host a collaborative friend and fundraiser to promote awareness of domestic violence and raise funds to support domestic violence victims. It is held in conjunction with the University of Dayton School of Law Human Rights Awareness and Advocacy Committee and the University of Dayton Women’s Center.

Activities include a community vigil to honor those lost to domestic violence and celebrate survivors, followed by an evening 5K run/walk/stroll (participants are encouraged to wear purple and bring accessories that glow or light up). Various activity vendors and informational tables will also be on hand, and we’ll have multiple raffle baskets to bid on! All proceeds support Artemis Center and YWCA Dayton’s programs and services that support domestic violence victims.

The 5K, chip timed by Key Sports, features an easy out-and-back course perfect for experienced runners, hobby joggers, students, walkers and families alike. No animals allowed; strollers are welcome. Purple and glow gear encouraged.

Oct
15
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GenD Get Out & Give Back: Music Bingo
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

What is music bingo? It’s exactly what it sounds like! We’ll play a music clip, and if you’re lucky enough to have that song on your bingo card, you get to cover it and pursue your run of five to make B-I-N-G-O. Come hang out with Generation Dayton and LiftOff Entertainment at The Brightside Music & Event Music for GenD’s Monthly Mixer and October’s Get Out & Give Back night. $10 to get a bingo card; as the DJ plays music, you mark off the songs. All proceeds benefit YWCA Dayton as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Prizes will be awarded to the first winner of each of three rounds. Cash bar available.

Oct
16
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Y-Dub Discussions: YWCA is On a Mission
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Y-Dub Discussions: YWCA is On a Mission @ Eaton Library

It’s the first-ever Y-Dub Discussions in and for Preble County! This community dialogue series event, held during YWCA USA’s Week Without Violence campaign, will dive in to the intersectional YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women: what do they have to do with each other? Why are both important? How do our programs and services live this out? And how can the community join us On a Mission?

YWCA Dayton is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Previous Y-Dub Discussion topics have included School Board 101, which raised awareness for issues facing local schools, including the effects of trauma within the classroom; Recognizing Childhood Trauma, which explored toxic stress and the effects of lived trauma on our community systems;  YWomen Vote, which unpacked results of YWCA USA’s “What Women Want” report and looked at the political marginalization of women of color; and Voting on a Mission, which explored trauma-informed voter engagemenet. Follow the conversation on social using #YDubDiscussions. Questions? Contact advocacy@ywcadayton.org.

Oct
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October Charity Auction
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Presented by the Beavercreek and Xenia Networking Group, this month’s auction will benefit YWCA Dayton for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Doors open 6:30 p.m.; auction begins 7 p.m. $3 admission, bid tickets 25 cents each. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Concessions can be purchased; no outside food or drinks please.

Nov
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Girls LEAD! Leadership Mentoring Program Info Night
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Girls LEAD! Leadership Mentoring Program Info Night @ YWCA Dayton

One of the newest Girls LEAD! initiatives, this program is open to girls in 9th and 10th grades — from any school in Montgomery County — and provides leadership development and one-on-one career-focused mentoring that empowers them to succeed in school, in life, and into young adulthood. Join us for this informational night to learn more! Questions? Contact us at girlslead@ywcadayton.org.

Feb
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Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group
Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Survivors of Sexual Assault Support Group @ Family Services

Your story matters. YWCA Dayton and Family Services/Womanline are proud to collaborate on this monthly support group for survivors of sexual assault. Held every first Tuesday at Family Services in Moraine, groups are facilitated by trained, trauma-informed, confidential advocates. Survivors of all gender identities over the age of 18 are welcome. No RSVP necessary; no cost to attend.

Need help? It starts with a call.

If you are in immediate need of assistance, call 911.

24/7 Crisis & Domestic Violence Hotline: 937-222-SAFE (7233)