YWRC Year End Giving

YWRC Year End Giving supporting Young Womens Resource Center
Young Womens Resource Center

About YWRC Year End Giving

YOU can help us empower 1700 local girls and young women to build resiliency and pursue their goals by making a year end donation today.

The YWRC relies on individual donations to offer our programs for free to clients. This year, we are lucky to have a generous matching donation for every contribution of at least $100, up to a total matching gift of $10,000!

As life for young women becomes increasingly challenging, we need your support now more than ever. Our programs help young women use their voice to combat harassment and oppression.

Examples of how your donation will make a positive impact for our girls and young women are below.

Thank YOU for the value you place on protecting the safety, health and potential of girls and young women in our community.


Starts at:  November 15, 2018 12:00 AM
Ends at:  December 31, 2018 11:59 PM




Sonia Ashe

Why YOUR Support Matters

YOUR support will have a significant, positive impact on the girls and young women we serve throughout Greater Des Moines.

Did you know...

  • Girls entering middle school experience a 50% decline in self-esteem, impacting their decisions about what they can achieve.
  • 70% + of the girls and young women we serve live below the poverty line.
  • 78% of YWRC clients have experienced at least one youth trauma. The state average is only 56%.
  • How we help...

  • Our curriculum is based on research and ensures our clients are increasing their resiliency through social connections, self-esteem, managing emotions and mastering abilities.
  • It is hard to focus on goals if you are lacking basic care items and are food-insecure. The YWRC eliminates this barrier to success by providing essential hygiene products, as well as access to our food pantry.
  • Trauma experienced in youth has negative later-in-life health effects. We counteract this by building resiliency and coping skills, leading to a healthier future. 81% of all of our clients increased their resiliency last year.