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     Many of you may remember activities you
       participated in as a child at the YWCA, or
       perhaps your mothers and grandmothers
       have shared stories of what the YWCA
       meant to them...


Never doubt that a small group of
              thoughtful people can change the
              world.  Indeed, it is the only thing
              that ever has.'
 margaret mead -

you can make a difference!
there are many ways to become involved

We see it everyday. Thanks to our volunteers and the generosity of hundreds of individuals and companies community wide, YWCA of O‘ahu makes a difference in the lives of thousands of women, girls and their families every year.

With your gift, the YWCA of O‘ahu can continue to impact the lives of women and their families. No matter how large or small, your gift makes a difference.

Your gift can be made in several forms
  • cash support
  • real estate
  • charitable trust
  • bequest
  • stocks
  • marketable securities
  • in-kind contributions 
  • event sponsorship
  • employee matching gift programs
  • membership   click here


Aside from donations, your time and expertise are much appreciated. We have volunteer positions for any skill set, from being a Personal Shopper for Dress for Success® Honolulu to mentoring women at Fernhurst Center. You can even serve as one of our community champions helping to steer the direction of the organization.

become a member
If you become a member of the YWCA of O‘ahu, you become a member of the oldest women's membership movement in the United States. Membership is open to women and men of all ages. Your membership entitles you to special discounted program fees. Lifetime memberships also available. 

support us and strengthen our community
Collectively, throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the YWCA has been in the forefront of most major movements in the United States as a pioneer in race relations, labor union representation and women's health initiatives. Today, still owned, led and managed by women, the YWCA is a force for change and is committed to the economic, political, social and emotional growth and empowerment of the 2 million women and girls it represents in the United States and 25 million women worldwide in over 120 countries.

National Issues
  • Women face a one-in-three chance of living in poverty.
  • Workplace participation by women with children is declining.
  • Gender disparity continues into the workplace.
  • Minority women are underrepresented in elected political office.
  • Girls face gender-related issues throughout their development.

Local Issues
  • Hawai‘i's women account for the majority of welfare recipients.
  • Hawai‘i ranks 36th in the nation based on number of women in  managerial or professional occupations.
  • Hawai‘i has the lowest voter registration rate for women in the country.
  • Girls are arrested at a higher rate in Hawai‘i than anywhere else in the U.S.

For more information call 538-7061 or click here



ywca of o`ahu  -  1040 richards street  -  honolulu, hi  -  96813
info@ywcaoahu.org  ·  phone: (808) 538-7061  -  fax: (808) 521-8416

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