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Cobb County AppreciationNight Benefiting the YWCA of Northwest Georgia
Atlanta Dream vs. Phoenix Mercury
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 7:00 PM
The Atlanta Dream is sponsoring their first ever Cobb County Appreciation Night with a portion of the ticket sales supporting the programs and service of the YWCA of Northwest Georgia! Tickets should be purchased directly from the Atlanta Dream using the following link for the YWCA to receive a donation: Cobb County Appreciation Night Tickets
During the game, purple ribbons will be distributed to promote domestic violence awareness and the YWCA of Northwest Georgia will be awarded a 2014 Inspiring Women Award from the WNBA.
Why is your ticket purchase important?
Domestic violence affects 1 in 4 women in their lifetime; and sexual assault affects 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men in their lifetimes. With Cobb County’s estimated female population this means that more than 88,000 women are affected, who are your mothers, sisters, colleagues and friends. Please help us meet our goal of selling 1,000 tickets to help us serve and protect these women. Buy a ticket and help change a life today!
how much is enough?
In 2010, the YWCA set out under the leadership of our Board and Staff, and under the guidance of external counsel on a $7.18 million capital campaign. The total cost includes construction, furniture, and interest expense on the loan. There is currently $6,621,881 committed to date, which includes donors from the County and Federal Government, Foundations, Corporations, Individuals, and our Board Members. With the funds raised to date we have successfully completed the building of 12 new transitional housing apartments and the expansion and renovation of our counseling/training facilities, computer lab, and existing office space.
We expect the success of this project will only further our reputation and outreach within the community as the leader for advocacy and services for those recovering from situations of domestic violence and sexual assault. We expect to serve an increased number of women and children annually and know that all renovated spaces – counseling facilities, office space, and shelter – will allow us to do this in a cost-efficient way that is warm and welcoming to these victims as they seek to heal.
The YWCA of Northwest Georgia is committed to the completion of the renovation of our facility and shelter for those we serve in our community - victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We have raised over $6.7 million. Less than $500,000 is needed to move forward with our renovation. We need your help to finish what we have started!
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