Annual event honors those making a difference!
(OLYMPIA, Wash.) – Empowering their community. Supporting women. Leading change. Standing up. The YWCA of Olympia is pleased to announce their 2016 Business of Achievement: South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity.
With equality, fairness and family at the heart of their work, South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity strives to walk the walk: “The best part of being a member of this team is that, not only, can I bring my infant daughter to work with me but I also have 110% support at the job as I navigate a whole new world of being a mother and a full time professional” Shawna Dutton, Development Manager. “And, a good work environment lets us focus on the mission, which is large.”
Over fifty percent of single moms with children under five in Thurston County live in poverty. Not coincidentally, fifty-two percent of our homeowners are single mothers. Habitat’s answer to poverty, especially intergenerational poverty is to build a home you can own. These families that they serve, excluded by traditional lending markets, are only an affordable home away from stability, better family health, better childhood educational outcomes and the equity creation that comes with homeownership.
When is the event?
The 23rd Annual Women of Achievement Celebration, Presented by Titus Will, will take place on Friday, October 28th at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Our special guest speaker will be former US Surgeon General, Dr. Joycelyn Elders (biography below).
How much are tickets?
Tickets are $35 per person ($25 for seniors/students and $10 youth). Doors open for the main event at 6:00pm.
A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $95 per person and include a catered pre-event reception at 5:30, a meet & greet with Dr. Elders and the Honorees, music with the Lizzy & Tarik Duo and a main event ticket.
Where can guests obtain tickets?
Tickets can be purchased at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) Box Office (512 Washington St SE, Olympia) or online at www.olytix.org or by calling 360-753-8586. All proceeds benefit YWCA Olympia.
Who is sponsoring Women of Achievement?
Once again Titus-Will has stepped up as the Women of Achievement Presenting Sponsor with WSECU as the Sustaining Sponsor and O Bee Credit Union serving as Supporting Sponsor. Sponsorships are still available.