Children of all ages were invited to YWCA Walla Walla Dec. 12 to build Hansel & Gretel holiday houses using graham crackers, candy, and a sturdy white frosting from John’s Wheatland Bakery. High school volunteers from Walla Walla Valley Academy were on hand to assist with construction, decorating, and cleanup, leaving parents to take pictures … Continue reading Hansel & Gretel Houses a treat for kids
The Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls recently donated 50 welcome bags for new guests of the YWCA domestic violence shelter brimming with toiletries and other necessities as well as little extras like candy and journals. “It’s wonderful to have these thoughtful packages filled and ready to go,” said Mary Byrd, YWCA Client Services director. “This is … Continue reading Thank you, Rollergirls, for September bout donations!
Assistant Manager Eric Dean (left) and Store Manager Josh Hooker present check to YWCA representatives Jan Asher Dolph and Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin.
PROUD TO HAVE SERVED: Thelma Tryon bucked rivets for the Marines, and husband Robert was a cook for the U.S.Navy. “Sometimes I tell people I was a Rosie the Riveter during World War II,” said 96-year-old Thelma Tryon. “Nobody has heard of Rosie the Bucker!” While her partner held the rivet gun, she would crawl … Continue reading Real-life ‘Rosie’ living in Walla Walla valley
Maybe you’ve heard Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, described as Mexican Halloween. But according to YWCA Advocate Lorena Ault, it’s much more than that. “In our culture,” Lorena said, “Dia de los Muertos is a way to celebrate and honor our departed loved ones. Because so many come together for this … Continue reading YWCA leads out in cultural celebration
Thank you to Allstate volunteers Machelle Colligan, Agency Owner, and Steve Skurka, Amanda Dross, Brianna Coffland, and Terri Collette, Personal Financial Representatives, for their generous support of YWCA Walla Walla. “Allstate challenged each of us this year to become involved in The Allstate Purple Purse Foundation,” said Machelle. This foundation, established in 2005, is dedicated to helping … Continue reading AllState volunteers secure 5 grants for YWCA
On a December Saturday, nearly 60 fifth-grade girls from across Walla Walla came together for the Mariposa fall field trip. These girls have spent the past three months learning leadership skills in small groups with their classmates. The field trip allowed them to meet the other girls in the program for a day of fun. … Continue reading Mariposa girls take campus field trip
We have a saying at YWCA Walla Walla: “We never say goodbye at the YWCA.” In the mid-1990s Kirsten Schober worked for YWCA’s Gourmet Gifts program. It wasn’t one of her favorite jobs; she claims to be fairly terrible at gift-wrapping. Fortunately, we have found a place for her this time that is a great … Continue reading Kirsten Schober joins team to coordinate events, engage donors
“On Main between 2nd and 3rd,” says YWCA Executive Director Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin, “a past YWCA board member came out of an office with tears in her eyes and told me how amazing the shoe displays were.” This was only one of many responses to the stories and corresponding shoes distributed downtown by YWCA Walla … Continue reading YWCA and volunteers Take Steps Against Domestic Violence
Kids of all ages are invited for a sweet afternoon of building holiday houses from graham crackers, super-stiff icing, and lots of fun candy at the YWCA on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The cost of this holiday tradition is $5 plus one non-perishable food item per child to share with the YWCA domestic violence shelter. Space is … Continue reading “Hansel and Gretel” house event coming to YWCA