Representatives from the YWCA were presented with a check for $18,098 from members of the Mill Creek Women's Club at their Christmas luncheon on December 19, 2012. Included in this check was a $1,000 donation from Mill Creek Rotary.
The YWCA representatives who attended the luncheon were: Chief Executive Officer - Sue Sherbrooke, Snohomish Regional Director - Mary Ann Dillon and Community Affairs for Snohomish County - Luanne Kunz.
Pictured in the photograph, from left to right are: Sue Sherbrooke (YWCA,) Susan Mayer (MCWC,) Pat Lawrence (MCWC,) Mary Kay Voss (MCWC,) Mary Ann Dillon (YWCA,) Luanne Kunz (YWCA.)
For the fifth consecutive year the Mill Creek Women's Club November program has featured a live and silent auction to benefit YWCA “Pathways for Women.” Each year the amount of the donation has increased!
The YWCA will be purchasing dressers for the families in transitional housing at the Women’s Temporary Housing Facility in Lynnwood. They will also purchase tables so the families will be able to sit down as a family to have their meals and the kids will be able to do their homework at a table instead of having to do it on their laps. Both of these items will make life a little easier while the family is in transition. The auction will also support children of domestic violence programs, working woman’s wardrobe program and mental health counseling.
The YWCA “Pathways for Women” program reaches over 1,000 women each year in Snohomish County, helping them to help themselves and their families become independent. It provides emergency shelter as a safe haven for women and their children and helps families that have become homeless to rebuild their lives.
The Mill Creek Women's Club has over 35 volunteers each and every week supporting the YWCA Pathways for Women Working Wardrobe. This is a boutique style shopping experience for women in transition who are looking for an outfit for their next job interview.
The working wardrobe always needs donations of work appropriate clothing, purses, shoes, jewelry, socks, toiletries, etc. Please contact Pat Lawrence at 425-948-7066 if you have items to donate.
For more information about Mill Creek Women's Club go to www.millcreekwomensclub.com; or call Sue Ramsey @ 425-385-2016, or Kathleen Corbiere @ 425-357-6239.