100 Years Strong: The Strength of Giving
YWCA Rock County is 100 years strong and we need your continued strength in giving to continue to serve our community for another 100 years and more. In 1921, local organizations, including women's organizations in Janesville, succeeded in forming the YWCA and received nonprofit status in September of 1922.
Throughout the years, the YWCA in Janesville provided many social services to young women. It established clubs for working women and the Girl Reserves for teenage girls. It promoted recreational activities for women, including swimming, tennis, golf, roller skating, hiking, and baseball.
During the Depression, the YWCA assisted the community by raising money for services to people hurt by the economic hard times. The organization also operated an employment service and made clothes for the Red Cross. During World War II, the Y's primary goal was assisting the war effort, especially by providing services to women taking over many men's jobs. After the war, the YWCA became a popular place for community meetings and activities that supplemented the organization's continuing work with young women.
Today, the YWCA continues its tradition of social service to the community and also offers quality child care in Rock County. The YWCA acts as an advocacy group for women's issues in Rock County and is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
We've been providing critical programs to our community for 100 years and we are here to stay. Would you consider increasing your gift in honor of 100 years of service? Your support will directly impact the lives of women, children, and families in our community.
Your gift will provide the needed resources for YWCA Rock County to keep pace with helping the women, children and families we serve each year.