During these uncertain times please know you and your families are in our thoughts and we send our best to you all.
We know you care deeply about the women and children served by the YWCA and we have taken the necessary steps recommended by the CDC and other health officials to keep the 148 women and children currently living in our shelters and our 64 staff members safe from COVID-19.
As you may know, we have two spring fundraisers scheduled within the next two months. The SOS Dinner & Auction in Elkhart and the Tribute Dinner & Auction in South Bend typically provide over $300,000 to support our work. The potential loss of revenue from these events could have a devastating impact on our ability to provide services. Although we have not yet cancelled the events we are currently exploring alternative ways to move forward including using Facebook live and online bidding forms. Once we finalize our plans we will let you know and we hope you will be able to support the alternative events.
Again, thank you for your support and we hope to see you soon. Until then, best wishes and good health to you and your families.