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Centennial Celebration and 100 Challenge


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This year marks the Centennial Celebration of the building housing YWCA of the Greater Capital Region (May 8, 1918 to May 8, 2018).

During the past 100 years we have provided hope and empowerment with programs right here in this building.You can make sure that our building creates positive change in the lives of women and children for the next 100 years!

By accepting the 100 Challenge you will be a part of every life that is changed. A part of every smile that comes from a woman knowing she has a safe, comfortable place to call home. A part of every new job that is secured by a woman who can now support her family. You will be a part of making sure that this building continues to stand and bring hope and empowerment to women, children and families in the Greater Capital Region.

For the past 100 years this building has been the start of positive change for thousands of local women and children. Programs offered in this building by YWCA-GCR are designed to help women prepare for school and employment through economic advancement programs. It provides affordable, safe and supportive transitional and permanent housing, food security services, homelessness prevention, and advocates for gender and racial equity. With your support, we will be able to continue to be a catalyst for positive change in the community. By accepting the challenge, every woman who walks through these doors will have the opportunity to experience the support, hope and empowerment that YWCA-GCR brings to our community.