Spotlight on YWork – December 2020

Giving Tuesday Celebrates YWCA Impact

Thank you for your generosity this past Giving Tuesday!

Traditionally held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Did you ever do good on Tuesday! While we are still waiting for the final accounting, we do know that this year’s Giving Tuesday contributions surpassed last year’s contributions, wow!

Your support will help us serve more than 3,000 people through our Senior, Advocacy, and Prosperity Programs in the coming year. Your generosity will allow us to continue convening conversations around racial and gender justice issues. Your commitment will fuel our mission Until Justice Just Is.

Uncertain about YOUR impact? We don’t know of a better way to demonstrate the difference you make than sharing a message from Julie S., age 81, who receives weekly meals through our Congregate Meal Program.

The food is lovely. I enjoy it. Very, Very nice. I have never needed it before and now that I do, I am happy that you are here for us.

Thank you for being here for Julie and everyone who participates in our programs and services each year.

There’s still time to give! How do you want to impact our communities in the coming year?

Winter Social Justice Book Club

Our next book club book is Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice. Edited by Dr. Eddie Moore (the creator of the original 21-Day Challenge), this book contains 15 shorts stories. Every 3 weeks, we will pick a story to discuss and learn from, continuing our anti-racism work.

This book vividly presents – in their own words – the personal stories, experiences and reflections of fifteen prominent white anti-racists. They recount the circumstances that led them to undertake this work, describe key moments and insights along their journeys, and frankly admit their continuing lapses and mistakes. They make it clear that confronting oppression (including their own prejudices) – whether about race, sexual orientation, ability, or other differences – is a lifelong process of learning.

On December 8th we will be discussing The Joy of Antiracism by James W. Loewen. It is not necessary to read the essay before joining our discussion. We look forward to “seeing” you there!

AZ Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit is Back

In our Prosperity Programs, participants learn how to have their money work for them and their goals. If our participants were working with their coach to decide on making a Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit donation, they would conclude it’s a win-win!

Qualifying Charitable Tax Credit donations allow individuals and couples to make donations directly to a qualifying nonprofit and then receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on their AZ state taxes!

Your gift of:

  • $200 hosts a book club discussion to raise awareness of inequality and injustice.
  • $400 provides 30 days of delicious, hot meals, and (virtual) connection to 2 seniors.
  • $800 provides wage negotiation workshops for 40 women, giving them the tools to advocate for equal pay and close the gender pay gap.

Qualifying for the Arizona Tax Credit is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Make a qualifying contribution to YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. All donations up to $400 (for individuals) and $800 (for couples) may qualify for a dollar for dollar tax credit!
  2. Fill out your AZ state taxes using our Qualifying Charity Organization (QCO) Code 20302. A donation to YWCA doesn’t preclude you from donating to the school, foster care, and other tax credit programs.
  3. Pat yourself on the back for supporting racial justice and gender equity in Maricopa County!

This is not professional tax or legal advice. For more info on the tax credit visit the AZ Dept of Revenue website. Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix is a 501C3 not-for-profit and a Qualifying Charitable Organization. Tax ID# 86-0098936. QCO Code: 20302.

2021 Tribute to Legacy Leadership Sponsors

Advocate Sponsor

Empower Sponsor

Empower Sponsor

Justice Sponsor

Community Sponsor

Monthly Giving

Help build a sustainable movement by joining our Impact Circle and providing dignity, freedom, peace, and justice for all…all year long!

Are You on Social Media? If so, Let’s Be Friends!

We are looking to grow our following and would love your help in just 2 simple steps!

  1. Please like, share, and follow our handles on social media, and
  2. (for bonus points!) share the graphic to the left on your social media platforms and encourage others to join in our fight to eliminate racism and empower women.