2020 Girls in Pearls Fashion Show
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Monday, October 26, 2020 | 5:30 PM | A Virtual Event
Emcee: Annie Urban
Join us for an exciting evening of fun, fashion, and prizes in a new format. Expect old favorites and a few surprises as we celebrate 15 years of fashion!
YWCA Awards Southwest Greensburg police Chief Chris Kent with 2020 Racial Justice Award
The YWCA awards this commendation to a community member or business, who has demonstrated commitment to racial equity through efforts to build community, raise awareness, and further racial harmony and inclusiveness. As a champion of racial justice, the individual or business have shown through actions a common vision for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people.
Officer Kent was honored at the August 25, 2020 YWCA Board Meeting.
YWCA Westmoreland County Statement on the Murder of George Floyd
We give our deepest sympathy to the family of George Floyd. We are appalled by the brutal actions of the police officer. A person’s color or nationality should not determine how we treat someone. We must come together as a community and from our hearts be more loving and caring toward all human beings.
The YWCA Westmoreland County’s racial justice committee will uphold our organization’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women in the days and weeks ahead by working on ways to make a change and enlighten people about racial justice.
COVID-19: YWCA Westmoreland County Update
UPDATE AS OF 06/01/2020 1 PM:
The YWCA Westmoreland County main headquarters and the YWCA Thrift Shop have been open to the public since Friday, May 15, 2020.
Effective June 5th, 2020, as we enter the Green Phase we will continue to follow the CDC guidelines concerning COVID-19 for both of our buildings.
The following guidelines are in place for staff and visitors:
-Everyone entering the building will be required to wear a mask
-Maximum occupancy will be posted on the entrance doors
-Hand sanitizer will be available
-Visitors are asked to practice social distancing and remain 6 ft apart
Clothing & Book Donation Update:
The YWCA is grateful to all of our donors for their continued support of our mission.
The Book Shed (located at the YWCA Westmoreland County Headquarters) is currently closed and will remain closed through August 10, 2020 in preparation for our
Summer Used Book Sale on July 30, 31, and August 1 from 9 am – 8 pm at the YWCA Westmoreland County, 424 N. Main St., Greensburg.
The YWCA Thrift Shop, located a 221 S. Maple Ave, Greensburg, continues to accept donations of clothing for the whole family, accessories, and home goods.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT…
The YWCA creates opportunities for women and girls to lead purposeful lives and strives for a community that values diversity.
Since 1959, the YWCA has served Westmoreland County through programs such as:
- Economic justice programs (like our Thrift Shop, YWCAmakers, & PA Workwear)
- Early childhood education and child care
- Adult continuing education
- Technology education and programs
- Health and wellness programs
- TechGYRLS STEM programming
- Social and economic justice advocacy
- Racial justice programs
- English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program
- Rising Star Award Program
Will you join us in making a brighter tomorrow for women and girls in Westmoreland County?
YWCA Westmoreland County is an association in the YWCA USA network. In communities big and small, YWCAs turn on the lights and open their doors to answer the call for justice. The proof is in the numbers: YWCAs serve over 2.3 million women, girls, and families, fulfilling community needs that remain unmet by social and government services.
To see our national impact as a network, view the interactive YWCA Data Map.
UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS
There’s always something going on at the YWCA!
YWCA IS ON A MISSION
YWCA Westmoreland County is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.