Generous Donation Made to YWCA Halifax Program Participants
Blythe O'Connor is one wonderful 12 year old.
Here's why: this youth showed great determination and initiative by raising enough funds to purchase 31 Alice Ballet tickets and donate them to YWCA program participants.
Blythe is a Grade 7 student at Armbrae Academy and member of the Alice ballet cast. Performances were held at the Bella Rose Centre during the weekend of February 22nd.
Blythe chose to donate these tickets to people who wouldn't necessarily have the means or opportunity to have such an experience. Young mothers from SHYM, youth from Girlspace youth programs, and women participating in Conversation Club and Financial Literacy were in attendance and had rave reviews of the show and of the experience. A big shout out of thanks to Blythe for her support and demonstration how the actions of one person can go a long way.
We are for, by and about women and girls. We transform lives by providing a continuum of critical services and programs that build capacity for lasting positive change. We strive to change the underlying causes and issues that are root causes of inequality, violence, poverty and homelessness.
YWCA Halifax is Halifax Regional Municipality’s only organization that builds economic security, promotes wellness and creates opportunities for women, girls and their families by providing a strong voice and integrated services.
In 2011, YWCA Halifax established a new mission, vision, values and strategic directions. Through community consultations, participant focus groups, and extensive research, we identified four key areas of focus for the next five years. These include delivering quality, accessible developmental early learning and child care; advancing women’s economic and housing security; promoting the leadership, health and wellness of women and girls; and ending violence against women.
Established in 1874 as one of the first YWCAs in Canada, we have been promoting women’s leadership and meeting community needs for more than 135 years.
We work to establish new partnerships and to nurture those who graciously support our cause. As a result, we continue to make it possible for women and children to escape homelessness, violence, and instability and move towards a brighter future.
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