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Empty Bowls brings in 28.5K for Nourish

Peterborough Examiner | This year’s YWCA Empty Bowls campaign raised $28,505 for the YWCA Nourish Food Programs, held earlier this month. The 17th annual event saw participants choosing a bowl at the Kawartha Potters Guild, with COVID-19 measures in place, in return for their donations. They also received coupon cards with discounts from 19 local…read more

Bursaries available through YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

The Haliburton County Echo | By Mike Baker YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is offering women who have experienced gender-based violence the opportunity to pursue a new career. Applications for the 2021 Hazel Education Bursary have been opened, with Kim Dolan, executive director of the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, noting there are two bursaries – one for $2,500…read more

YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser begins

Peterborough Examiner | In partnership with the Kawartha Potters Guild and event sponsors Kawartha Cardiology Clinic, Cornerstone Family Dentistry, Pure Country 105 and Move 99.7 and Cambium, the YWCA is offering pre-booked, half-hour time slots continuing on Saturday and Sunday at the Kawartha Potters Guild’s pottery shop at 993 Talwood Dr. in the west end…read more

YWCA introduces new Hazel Education Bursary

Freq 90.5/Oldies 96.7 | YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton has announced a new bursary, The Hazel Education Bursary, for local women. Executive Director Kim Dolan says applications are open for women who have faced gender-based barriers. Visit PTBO Today to Listen Now

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Empty Bowls Campaign

Global News | Like many non-profit organizations, the YWCA Peterborough Haliburton relied on public events for its major fundraising campaigns-one of those is the Empty Bowls campaign. Before the pandemic the annual lunch event drew crowds from around the community as the organization paired with the Kawartha Potters Guild and local restaurants to offer up…read more

Giving the Gift of Safety for 22 Years

The Highlander | Lisa Gervais | Cleaning out her files during her last week with the YWCA Peterborough-Haliburton, Paula Pepping is coming across cards from some of the “many, many, many” clients she has worked with during a 22-yearcareer.” I have had some lovely cards from women saying how grateful they are for our support…read more

YWCA Seeks Board Directors and other volunteers: dynamic women who want to make a difference in the lives of women and children

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking volunteers to join the organization’s Board of Directors and board committees. “We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about women’s issues and have the desire to be involved with an organization that provides life-saving programs, tools and resources that help women and children thrive. The YWCA plays a vital role in our community and its sustainability depends…read more

COVID-safe YWCA Empty Bowls fundraiser returns in March

KawarthaNOW | This year’s event includes a handcrafted bowl and a coupon card with discounts from 18 participating restaurants The annual YWCA Empty Bowls fundraising event is returning for its 17th year in March, but with some adjustments to accommodate the pandemic. In previous years, the fundraiser took place on a single day, when crowds…read more