Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Casady Cans Do-Students Against Hunger Food Drive

Dear Casady Community,

Let's start Thanksgiving early!

There are more than 675,000 Oklahomans at risk of hunger every day, including one in four children in the state.  Hunger can destroy every part of a child's life. The fear of not knowing where your next meal will come from and the physical pain of hunger is something no child, man or woman should ever have to experience. We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider donating food to the Regional Food Bank, which serves more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week -almost half of which goes to children.  Other food recipients include senior citizens, the working poor, homeless, indigent people and veterans working to recover from mental illness or drug/alcohol addictions, and victims of domestic violence.

Casady YAC
Youth in Action in the Community
We need your help to raise food and funds from November 1 - 7 as part of our annual  CASADY CANS DO FOOD DRIVE.  Each Division is collecting canned goods in hopes of exceeding last year’s results of 5,779 cans. Additionally, the Primary, Lower, and Upper Divisions are collecting monetary donations and want to surpass last year's total of $1,016.87.  

To make a food donation, send your child with in-date canned or boxed food donations beginning on Friday, November 1 and ending on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  Upper Division students will be cheering donors and assisting the tally of donations from 7:15-7:55 AM in front of the Middle, Lower and Primary divisions.  The Upper Division will collect donations at the Casady Wing Student Center.  Most needed items include: canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, and beans and rice.

If you'd rather donate funds, you can send cash or checks payable to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  Monetary donations are deposited with the business office on a daily basis and sent to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma at the end of the week.  Or you can make online gifts at Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will provide five meals to our hungry Oklahoma neighbors. At the Food Bank's online virtual food drive, you can "shop" for food and actually "check out" like you are at a grocery store. When you check out,  remember to write Casady School on the form so the gift is counted towards our food and fund drive goal. The School that collects the most pounds of food per student will receive the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Students Against Hunger Traveling Trophy (and bragging rights for a full year)!



Upper Division Casady YAC and Youth LEAD Casady* Food Drive Chairs

Seniors: Katie Hanstein, Emily Faulkner

Juniors: Jessica Greene, Sidney Jones*

Sophomores: Aubrey Hermen*

Freshmen: Johnny Lee*, Turner Waddell

Adult Food Drive Sponsors: Carmen Clay* , Tim Crofton, Megan Thompson (UD), Rocky May (MD), Anne France (LD), Jane Sharp (PD)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Youth Lead OKCasady and Mercy Institute meet Eboo Patel

Eboo Patel was at OCU on October 23rd as part of the OCU Distinguished Speakers Series.  Dr. Patel is the Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Core.
Youth LeadOKCasady teens in the audience were Natasha P. Jack P.  and YLOKCasady mentor Carmen Clay.  Other members of Youth LEAD OKC who attended Eboo's lecture were Sophie T. from Classen School and Buthiana Jwayyed and A.R. Tolub from Youth LEADOKC Mercy Institute mentors, and Joan Korenblit from the Respect Diversity Foundation, YLOKC partner organization.

On Sunday, November 6th, from 10:20-noon, Natasha S. and Joan Korenblit, CEO of the Respect Diversity Foundation will be leading an interfaith discussion of Eboo's book, Acts of Faith


interfaith advocate Eboo Patel

Published: October 24, 2013 by Carla Hinton                                                                                      

Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, sat down for an interview with me on Wednesday afternoon at Oklahoma City University. Later that evening , Patel (pictured below), a Muslim, gave a much-anticipated public lecture at OCU as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

I was very familiar with Patel’s books, particularly “Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation.”

Prior to his visit to the metro, numerous people in the Oklahoma City area met in study groups  to talk about the themes found in the book.
Here are excerpts of my interview with Patel. I used this interview and comments Patel made during his lecture to write my story in today’s Oklahoman, but I thought it might be interesting, particularly to those who have been involved in interfaith activities in the Oklahoma City area and the interfaith movement in general, to read what else he had to say

Q: What would you say is the status of the interfaith movement in America?
Eboo Patel: I would say it is growing and we ought to be proud of that and we ought to help grow it faster. I have been very inspired by what’s happening here at Oklahoma City University, where, if you look at their religious studies offering, it’s really impressive. There’s not that many campuses that can boast a chair of Islamic studies and here this Methodist college in central Oklahoma has one. It’s something that I will tell my friends on the coast, that they ought to get busy following the lead of Oklahoma City University. I’m very encouraged by the growth of interfaith cooperation nationwide.

Q: What is the greatest challenge to the interfaith movement?
Eboo Patel: I think it is communicating with people that this is not about diluting  their faith, it’s about strengthening their faith because a huge part of  all religious traditions is about the holiness of cooperating with people who are different and serving everybody. And those are the dimensions that we are trying to lift up and we are not at all  trying to de-emphasize the dimensions of disagreement or particularity or difference — we think both are important.

Q: Have there been any surprises for you along the way?
Eboo Patel: Most of the surprises have been really happy surprises, I would say. I wasn’t smart enough to know that Oklahoma City University has this rich (religious studies and interfaith) program and really high ambitions around interfaith cooperation.  I would say  one of the great joys of my job is coming to places like this that are leading the way and providing what I call both a laboratory of  interfaith cooperation and a launching pad for interfaith leaders. It’s a really nice surprise.

Q:  How did your own experiences as a young person shape your decision to create the Interfaith Youth Core?
Eboo Patel:  I tell some of these stories in “Acts of Faith.” One was seeing the ugly side of religion, both in the form of religious prejudice which I witnessed at my high school. A Jewish friend of mine went through some ugly periods of prejudice. Also during the 1990s, there was a lot religious violence at a time when I was coming of age. It was clear to me that religion was powerful and in some ways that power was used destructively.  And then it was also how inspiring religion can be, in the form of Martin Luther King Jr., in the form of Gandhi or in the form of Dorothy Day or in the form of Rumi. It was clear to me as I was coming of age that religion is a powerful force — which way is it going to be mobilized? And there’s are a lot of people making faith a bomb of destruction and I was moved to make faith a bridge of cooperation.

Q: How have people responded to your interfaith message over the years?
Eboo Patel: I would say its twofold. One is how can we be a part of it?  And it’s not just my message. I am one of many people,  but it’s clear to me that the choir is gathered and they  are eager to learn the song and to sing it.  I use the preaching to the choir metaphor positively there. And I would say the second way that people respond is to seek clarity. I think there’s confusion that interfaith cooperation is about diluting faith or it’s only about liberal theology, that it’s only about liberal politics. Interfaith cooperation is fundamentally about the holiness of building relationships between people who have different views on religion.

Q: People are moved and touched by what you say. Why do you think you have struck such a chord with many Americans?
Eboo Patel: There are many people who do that, right? I am fortunate that I am one of those people. I think interfaith cooperation is really inspiring and I would have to work at making it boring, so my job is to try to make interfaith cooperation as inspiring as it inherently is. It is very comforting to me that there is a set of people who are very happy to be in the circle as a result of that.

Q: You wrote about young people being influenced by religion throughout “Acts of Faith.” In one passage you wrote “How does one ordinary young person’s commitment to a religion turn into a suicide mission and another ordinary young person’s commitment to that  to that same faith become an organization devoted to pluralism? The answer, I believe, lies in the influences young people have, the programs and people who shape their religious identities.” Can you expound on this theme?
Eboo Patel: One of the things that I do in this book is I profile very different kinds of religious  people.  Religious extremists, on the one hand, and what I call interfaith heroes or leaders on the other hand. I go back and I say how did Osama bin Laden become Osama Bin Laden?  He wasn’t born a religious extremist.  When he was a young  student (at a school) in Saudi Arabia, a religious extremist was the soccer coach there and basically caught him up in his web so when young Osama was 15-16- 17 years old, he came under the spell of this particular soccer coach. Well, when Martin Luther King Jr. was young, he came under the spell of Benjamin Mays, who was the president of Morehouse College and who was a great admirer of Gandhi and he came under the spell of Mordecai Johnson who was the president of Howard University and who was a great admirer of  Gandhi.
So Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t born an interfaith leader, people influenced him in formative stages. That’s what we’re saying. That’s why we work really exclusively on college campuses. We think college campuses are places that have profound influence over the identities of young people and college campuses can encourage young people to view themselves as interfaith leaders and get practice doing that work.  First of all, get an education doing that and then practice doing it within the college campus. You might see a larger group of people in America we call interfaith leaders.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Eboo Patel: I really do think it’s unique and powerful that this 3,000-student Methodist university has a rich religious studies program that involves the study of other religions and is encouraging students to become interfaith leaders. That’s where the greatest hope of our interfaith cooperation in America is — it’s the campuses who are making decisions that this is going to be a priority area.
(Photo by Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman)
Carla Hinton
Religion Editor

The founder of an interfaith youth organization said both a reviled terrorist and a beloved American civil rights leader were influenced by religion — one for destruction and another for social change.

Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Chicago-based nonprofit Interfaith Youth Core, said Osama bin Laden, the terrorist behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was influenced at a young age by a soccer coach who was an Islamic extremist. Patel said the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., by contrast, drew heavily from his Baptist upbringing and the influences of two prominent university presidents who spoke often of the Hindu Mahatma Gandhi, for the themes of peaceful resistance that undergirded the U.S. civil rights movement King led.
Wednesday, during an interview with The Oklahoman, Patel said these are examples of what happens when people use faith as “bombs of destruction” while others build “bridges of cooperation.”
“It was clear to me that religion was powerful and in some ways that power was used destructively,” Patel said during his visit to Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder. “And then, I found how inspiring religion can be, in the form of Martin Luther King Jr., in the form of Gandhi, in the form of Dorothy Day or in the form of Rumi.”
Patel, a Muslim, drew a crowd of about 800 people to OCU's Freede Center. The noted author of the books “Acts of Faith” and “Sacred Ground,” gave his presentation as part of the United Methodist-affiliated school's Distinguished Speaker Series. His visit was sponsored by OCU and the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma.
Patel said there is an “ugly side of religion” and also an inspirational side that serves as a catalyst for good. He said his interest in encouraging young people to create meaningful interfaith relationships and cooperation was spurred to combat that ugliness and nurture the inspirational aspect.
Wednesday, Patel said he was encouraged to see that OCU leaders make interfaith awareness a priority on campus. He lauded the college for having an Islamic Studies program and for its activities designed to nurture interfaith dialogue and interfaith leaders among students.
He spoke to the audience about the power of pluralism in both the tradition of America and the tradition of Islam.
Patel said the notion that people from a range of faith traditions should respect the different faith traditions of others dates back to the nation's Founding Fathers — Washington, Jefferson — among them. He said over the years, religious pluralism has been championed by many others in America such as President James Madison, a Holocaust survivor who marched with King, President George W. Bush in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and President Barack Obama in the present day.
By the same token, he said religious pluralism has a long and exalted history in the tradition of Islam and other faith traditions as well.
“There is a tradition, a theology of interfaith cooperation, in a sense that partnering with people who are different from us is not just a civic good — it is a sacred good,” Patel said.
He shared the example of the Christian parable of the good Samaritan chronicled in the Bible. He said the Samaritans were people who prayed in a different temple than the Jewish community of Jesus and yet Jesus told people to pattern themselves after the good Samaritan's model of offering aid to someone who is different.
He said there is often confusion that interfaith cooperation is about “diluting faith or it's only about liberal theology, liberal politics, but interfaith cooperation is fundamentally about the holiness of building relationships between people who have different views on religion.”
Patel is a member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnership and was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Reports. In anticipation of his visit, OCU and the Interfaith Alliance helped nurture several interfaith book study groups around the metro area to encourage people to read his book “Acts of Faith” together.

Friday, October 25, 2013


1 can = 1 pound of food

$1 = 6.5 pounds of food at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

1 in 4 children will go to bed hungry in Oklahoma

Two Casady student organizations are hosting a food drive to help address a grim state statistic that one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger.

Join the Youth in Action in the Community (YAC) and Youth LEADOKCasady in making a positive difference in the community by donating canned goods and monetary gifts to the Casady Cans Do Food Drive, hosted Nov.1-7.
Each Division is collecting canned goods in hopes of exceeding last year’s results of 5,779 cans. Additionally, the Primary, Lower and Upper Divisions are collecting monetary donations and want to surpass last year's total of $1,016.87.    
                                                                                                                             Please bring your donations to your child’s Division where YAC students will be assisting with the collection from 7:15 a.m. to 7:55 a.m., Nov. 1-7. Follow daily results here(

Volunteers needed for the Casady Cans Do Food Drive, Nov. 1 - Nov 7. to help at the different divisions from 7:15-7:55 wearing the can costume, counting cans, thanking donors with stickers.
Contact the YAC Chairs of the Food Drive: 
Helping at the UD: Katie Hanstein and Emily Faulkner
Helping at the MD: Jessica Greene and Sidney Jones
Helping at the LD: Aubrey Hermen
Helping at the PD: Johnny Lee and Turner Waddell  


Monday, October 14, 2013

YWCA Drive ends Friday, October 25th.  Donation drop off boxes available at every building at Casady's Upper division.

October 25th IS CASADY YAC MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY:  YAC CARES MEETING: YAC sophomore chairs are wrapping up the collection of care packages for the YWCA.  During the meeting, YAC members will make cards, write letters, draw pictures, insert inspirational quotes, Bible verses, etc. on paper/construction paper using markers and colored pencils, etc.  The notes/drawings will go inside of the care packages for the victims of domestic violence.   Casady Service-Learning has supplies, but YAC members could bring their own too.  YAC members will work during B-block and members not in music/art classes could continue working during 7th period.
If YAC members wish to volunteer for the  YWCA, YAC sophomore chairs recommend visiting  Ask for Madeline, volunteer and outreach education coordinator.

October is national bullying prevention month


The End of Bullying
Begins With me

from YSA October report
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied.  Bullying is everyone's issue, and when we're united, the cause is strong. What will you do to help?

To get inspired, read the "
Make a Stand Against Bullying
" blog post about how two of YSA's National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassadors are working to end bullying in their communities. Then, leave a comment on this post about how you'll make a stand against bullying in your school or community.

Anti-Bullying RESOURCESbullying

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center organizes National Bullying Prevention Month, provides lots of free videos featured on and, excellent educator resources, and The WE WILL Generation, a program designed to inspire student to student engagement to lead the bullying prevention movement! - managed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - has information and resources on cyberbullying, and how to prevent and respond to bullying. The site also features an extensive resource directory of tips, facts, toolkits, training materials, and more that have been vetted and approved by staff, as well as ideas for what parents, educators, communities, kids, and teens can do to get involved.  

Teaching Tolerance & Mix It Up At Lunch Day - October 29

Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is a place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools. They offer free classroom resources and film kits for teachers, and lead the national Mix It Up At Lunch Day campaign.

The BULLY Project

The BULLY Project is the social action campaign inspired by the award-winning film BULLY. Their goal is to reach 10 million kids or more, causing a tipping point that ends bullying in America. They provide free resources for educators, parents, and students. You can also find resources for how to host a screening of the film in your school or community.   

SADD Bullying Prevention Kit

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)'s Bullying Prevention Resource Kit provides activity ideas for peers, parents, teachers, and younger students, a sample year-long activity calendar, and links to other valuable resources.

Disney Friends for Change

This month, the Disney Friends for Change website offers a Bullying Prevention Action Kit for kids with tips to help prevent bullying, an anti-bullying pledge, and  anti-bullying videos featuring Disney stars.    

Great American NO BULL Challenge

NO BULL's annual campaign, national education conference, video-rich education resources, global video contest, and awards show impacts millions of teens every year by spreading awareness about anti-bullying and digital responsibility through the creation of short film and public service announcements as a platform for change. Watch last year's winning films.

Not In Our Town / School

On, you will find over 100+ short films to view and discuss with your community, more than 50 school films with accompanying lesson plans and activity guides, and sample materials from towns who have stood up-and worked to prevent hate and intolerance. Special collections include what to do when a hate group comes to town, how to address hate on your campus, and how to start an anti-bullying campaign.   

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The fearless young girl shot by the Taliban is inspiring a global movement
for girls’ education


Special Edition of “20/20″ Airs Friday, October 11 at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

 Diane Sawyers Exclusive Television Interview with Malala Yousafzai Airs on the ABC Television Network Starting Monday, October 7
Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old schoolgirl from Pakistan, was shot in the head by Taliban assassins in October 2012 because she wanted to go to school. Her story of courage, determination and hope for learning in the face of almost unimaginable odds captured the attention of the world and has inspired a global movement for girls’ education.
In an exclusive television interview with “ABC World News” Anchor Diane Sawyer, Malala describes her passion for learning despite threats from the Taliban and recounts the moments leading up to the assassination attempt on her life and her miraculous recovery.
Sawyer’s interview with Malala will aired starting Monday, October 7 on all ABC News broadcasts and platforms, including “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,”, Yahoo! and ABC News Radio, leading up to a full-hour, special edition of “20/20″ on Friday, October 11 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
Malala has been nominated for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.  The winner will be announced on Friday, October 11 in Oslo, Norway.  If she wins, Malala will be the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.
ABC News has partnered with BBC to tell Malala’s story to a worldwide audience.  ABC and BBC interviews air in conjunction with the publication of Malala’s memoir, “I Am Malala” (Little, Brown), on October 8, the day before the one-year anniversary of the assassination attempt on Malala’s life.
Click here and here for information on the Malala Fund, supporting the education and empowerment of girls in Pakistan and around the world.


What is International Day of the Girl Child ?

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

For its second observance, this year’s Day will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”.

The fulfillment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves: it is the one consistent positive determinant of practically every desired development outcome, from reductions in mortality and fertility, to poverty reduction and equitable growth, to social norm change and democratization.

While there has been significant progress in improving girls’ access to education over the last two decades, many girls, particularly the most marginalized, continue to be deprived of this basic right.

Girls in many countries are still unable to attend school and complete their education due to safety-related, financial, institutional and cultural barriers. Even when girls are in school, perceived low returns from poor quality of education, low aspirations, or household chores and other responsibilities keep them from attending school or from achieving adequate learning outcomes. The transformative potential for girls and societies promised through girls’ education is yet to be realized.

Recognizing the need for fresh and creative perspectives to propel girls’ education forward, the 2013 International Day of the Girl Child will address the importance of new technology, but also innovation in partnerships, policies, resource utilization, community mobilization, and most of all, the engagement of young people themselves.

All UN agencies, Member States, civil society organizations, and private sector actors have potential tools to innovate for and with girls to advance their education. Examples of possible steps include:
  • Improved public and private means of transportation for girls to get to school—from roads, buses, mopeds, bicycles to boats and canoes;
  • Collaboration between school systems and the banking industry to facilitate secure and convenient pay delivery to female teachers and scholarship delivery to girls;
  • Provision of science and technology courses targeted at girls in schools, universities and vocational education programmes;
  • Corporate mentorship programmes to help girls acquire critical work and leadership skills and facilitate their transition from school to work;
  • Revisions of school curricula to integrate positive messages on gender norms related to violence, child marriage, sexual and reproductive health, and male and female family roles;
  • Deploying mobile technology for teaching and learning to reach girls, especially in remote areas.

An International Day of the Girl Story in the USA! from

We are lifelong Berkeley residents and girls between the ages of nine and fifteen. We are writing to ask for your help to have the City of Berkeley recognize the first International Day of the Girl on October 11th, 2012.

This year, the United Nations officially designated October 11th as a day to raise awareness about empowering and investing in girls around the world. We’ve attached the resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly for you, in addition to some supporting research.

Here are a few reasons why we think this is so important:

Gender equality is a fundamental right for all people, and research shows that investing in girls can create a ripple effect that not only improves the lives of girls but also benefits the economic growth and the health and well-being of communities.

The Berkeley Unified School District reported that 12.7% of Berkeley girls in the class of 2010-11 dropped out of school. Research shows that, as compared to their male peers, girls who fail to graduate from high school have higher rates of unemployment; make significantly lower wages; and are more likely to need to rely on public support programs to provide for their families.

Every person in life, no matter their gender, has some female figure they care about and want to succeed. If girls aren’t given the opportunity to be educated, it is more difficult for them to succeed and achieve their full potential. We are also enclosing a draft proclamation for you to consider. Please let us know if you need any more information.
We would be happy to meet with you.
Sophie Dua (age 11)Anna Dua (age 9)Kaela Elias (age 15)Gianna Gunier (age 11)Anya Wallin (age 15)Sadie Winkelstein (age 9)
International Day of the Girl is right around the corner -- register now to celebrate girls on October 11th
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Hi Casady YAC!
Get ready for 2 big moments, just 1 week away!

It is when the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced. We think Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot by the Taliban, who advocates for peace and learning in the face of violence and ignorance would be a wonderful laureate. Don’t you?

October 11th is also International Day of the Girl - and it's not too late for you to join in and spread the word that girls’ education matters. Here are a few ways to get involved during the month of October:

Gather friends for a mini-screening.  Suma’s story is amazing - plus, it’s a great, free way to celebrate girls and fuel the movement. Don't forget the popcorn!

Join the Movement on Twitter
Have some fun with our social media campaign: #WeAreGirlRising. We are seeing -- and resharing -- tweets and photos from girl-champions around the world - join our community, and show the world your support for girls!

Tell the Teacher!
Tell everyone you know in the education community – parents, teachers, principals, superintendents - that there is a new Girl Rising Curriculum, aligned with Common Core, and designed to motivate the next generation of leaders. Educators can find the free curriculum here.

Thanks for your support for the Girl Rising campaign! Together, we are building a powerful movement for change.
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Casady Cheerleaders at Johnson Elementary

Cheering for kindness and good conduct! Giving away prizes!  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

YWCA Sophomore YAC Chosen October Non-profit

Oklahoma Ranks 3rd in the Nation for Number of Women Killed by Men.   In 2012 Oklahoma was ranked 17th in the nation but according to the Violence Policy Center we have fallen to a staggering 3rd in just 12 months

Wreath of Hope Ceremony
October 3rd at 3:00 pm

Join the YWCA, October 3rd at 3 pm on the south lawn of our state capitol for a ceremony in honor of those who have been affected. For more information please contact

S & B Burger Joint Benefit Day
October 8
Enjoy one of the tastiest burgers in town while supporting the YWCA. 10% of all sales will go toward the Capital Campaign! >Find where they are located!


YWCA Wish List

Items bolded are of greatest need at this time. 
  - Size 5 diapers needed
   - Soy-based baby formula
   - Baby monitors and batteries
   - Tums, Pepto-Bismol, Imodium,Ibuprofen
   - Facial tissues (boxes and travel packs)
   - African American hair products 
   - Hair styling products
(mouse, gel,hairspray)
   - Women's and children's socks and underwear
   - Twin and full -sized bedding and blankets
   New mattress covers 
   - New towels and wash cloths
   - Luggage and backpacks
   - Feminine hygiene products
   - Make-up, especially concealer and foundation
   - Hand sanitizer
   - Body Wash
   - New socks and underwear
Women's shoes      (tennis shoes, flip flops, flats)

Please contact Nicole at if you can help

Apply to be a volunteer with the YWCA at  here You will get to work with Madeline Whitehorn, Director of Outreach, Education and Volunteer Services, awarded the  People's Choice Service Impact Award for a community project she organized. Click here for more volunteer opportunities! is designed as an online shopping magazine, but its real purpose is to encourage people to talk openly about domestic violence and financial abuse. Since research shows that the issue of domestic violence is difficult to discuss, this site was created to make it easier to bring up the subject.