Wednesday, December 05, 2007

YWCA drive to aid struggling moms

From the Dallas Morning News today.
12:00 AM CST on Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Robert Miller

The Young Leaders Board of the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas is hosting a Holiday Donation Drive through Dec. 17 to help the neediest families served by the YWCA.

You can help by dropping off canned food, baby food and travel-size toiletry items at the YWCA's headquarters, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Suite 580, or the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce at 2838 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The donated items will be used to fill holiday gift baskets for single mothers.

"When you consider that the YWCA's typical client is a single working mother trying to raise two children on less than $30,000 a year, you see how tight her budget has to be just to cover the bare necessities," said Cherika Latham, president of the young leaders board.

The board is made up of "emerging leaders" from 25 to 40 who are committed to serving as YWCA ambassadors and raising awareness of the YWCA's mission, goals and initiatives.

For more information about the board, e-mail or call Joyce Meyer at jmeyer@ywca or 214-584-2312. To learn more about the YWCA, visit or call 214-826-YWCA (9922).

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