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Donors and leaders reflect on pandemic experience, growth

On a warm July evening, members of the Leadership Circle and past YWCA board members gathered to celebrate resilience and optimism at Foundry Vineyards. “Spirits were high, bright persimmon clothing was abundant, and everyone was simply thrilled to be meeting face to face,“ Executive Director Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin said. At the time, the so-called fourth … Continue reading Donors and leaders reflect on pandemic experience, growth


You help us address county childcare crisis

Childcare table with colorful alphabet magnets and board

In nearby Dayton, where county residents have few childcare options, Tabitha Haney, YWCA Director of Childcare, is working with other experts – from state licensors and inspectors to legislators and architects – in the search for solutions. Perhaps most affected by the childcare crisis are Dayton General Hospital employees, essential workers who – more than … Continue reading You help us address county childcare crisis


Fun Factory: Your gifts kept our van rolling

Ethan Dolph, Ana Rubie, and Caitlyn Rolfe shared summer crafts in parks and neighborhoods throughout the Walla Walla Valley, thanks to your YWCA support. After COVID crushed our 2020 plans, we were pretty excited about having the YWCA Fun Factory back. However, this summer was hardly business as usual. Several neighboring communities were experiencing virus … Continue reading Fun Factory: Your gifts kept our van rolling