our local causes
how to get involved
Dress for Success Columbus
Dress for Success Columbus promotes the economic independence of women in need by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. All programs are free of charge for every woman we assist. Any woman referred by a community partner is eligible for service. With the community’s support, since opening our doors in 2007, we’re honored to have empowered over 7,000 women to achieve their potential in Central Ohio!
Do you want to give back to the community through the gift of compassionate time? We would love to have you join our team in Columbus! Whatever amount of time you have free, whether several hours a week, or simply an hour a month, we sincerely welcome your involvement at Dress for Success Columbus. Visit our website, www.dfscmh.org, for details and Volunteer registration.
Girls on the Run of Central Ohio
Volunteer: At the heart of Girls on the Run are amazing volunteers whose commitment and passion impact the lives of thousands of girls each year. Our volunteers are inspirational role models dedicated to empowering girls to become healthy and confident young women. Whether you have a couple hours a day, week, month or year to help our cause “behind the scenes”, we would love to hear from you.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us as a race participant or as a volunteer for our spring 2015 GOTR 5k on Saturday, May 30th!
Find more information about our council at: www.girlsontheruncentralohio.org
Girls on the Run, Greater Cincinnati
Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. We support local pre-teen girls through a character building and running program to empower them for a lifetime of healthy living.
Support GOTR by volunteering. There are several opportunities to get involved. One option is to volunteer or participate in the November 21st 5K celebration at Sawyer Point.
Are you a runner or aspiring runner? Consider becoming a SoleMate to sponsor a girl with your miles! SoleMates agree to raise $160, which is a full scholarship for one girl to participate in this life-changing program. Visit www.gotrcincinnati.org for more information.
Freedom a la Cart
Freedom a la Cart is a Columbus, OH catering business employing survivors of human trafficking. Our ladies learn job and nutrition skills while becoming financially sustainable. Help us fight human trafficking with made from scratch, always fresh, often local and organic food. It’s cause cuisine!
How to Get Involved: Order our Delectable Food! Every purchase provides workforce development and employment to survivors of human trafficking.
For box lunch and catering menus and order information visit www.freedomalacart.org or call 614-922-3252.
Important Dates: Eat Up! Columbus in November – A night to celebrate Community, Collaboration, and Cause Cuisine through tasting courses and drink pairings from our city’s best chefs.
Pink Ribbon Girls
Pink Ribbon Girls’ MISSION is to balance the fear and uncertainty that breast and other women’s reproductive cancers bring to individuals and families by providing direct services, education, and support.
Pink Ribbon Girls offers free services and support to our members through our Simply Fight! and NO Age NO Stage programs. These free direct services include healthy meals, housekeeping, transportation and peer support.
What kind of Pink Ribbon Girl are you?
Visit www.pinkribbongirls.org for information on how to apply for services, become a donor and/or be added to our roster of amazing volunteers.
The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
Since 2001, The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio has given voice and visibility to issues that impact women and girls. The Women’s Fund is a public foundation creating gender equality and influence. As a leader of social change in our community The Women’s Fund addresses gender norms to create equality and to empower all women and girls to reach their full potential. Additionally, The Women’s Fund is committed to creating lasting social change in four priority areas: Gender Norms, Economic Self-Sufficiency for Women, Leadership for Women, and Lifeskills for Girls. Our work is guided by our research, which influences our partnerships, grant making, and advocacy efforts; all while growing women’s philanthropy and raising awareness to educate central Ohio around issues that affect women and girls.
Whether at our annual Keyholder event or with any of our programs throughout the year, we always strive to engage women from the community. Share your voice and experience by volunteering with The Women’s Fund. Go here to find out more!
Women Helping Women
Women Helping Women empowers survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking by providing advocacy, support and options for safety and educates the community to create social change.
Ways to Get Involved
Donate: All services are provided to clients free of charge. Your support empowers survivors and helps Women Helping Women raise awareness to prevent future abuse.
Women Helping Women is funded in part by the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Butler County United Way, United Way of Oxford, Ohio and Vicinity, and other sources of public and private support.
For more information on how to donate visit http://www.womenhelpingwomen.org/get-involved/donate/.
Volunteer: Women Helping Women offers various volunteer opportunities including Hospital Advocates, Court Advocates, Hotline Advocates, Education Advocates, Childcare Providers and Administrative/Clerical Advocates.
Women Helping Women will be celebrating the 20th year of our Sunday Salon series. The Sunday Salons are events with stimulating topics, fascinating people, fabulous food and unique spaces that will run from January 17, 2016 – March 20, 2016.
Light Up the Night 2016: A Decade of Peace, Love & Understanding will be the 10th Anniversary of this rockin’ 70s themed fundraiser. It will take place Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati.
For more information on both Sunday Salons and Light Up the Night, please visit www.womenhelpingwomen.org.
For more information on how to become a volunteer please visit http://www.womenhelpingwomen.org/get-involved/volunteer/ or contact Kendra Massey at 513-977-5546 or kmassey@womenhelpingwomenorg.
There are also opportunities to serve on fundraising event committees. For more information, please contact Melissa Heine at 513-977-5552 or email@example.com.
Women of Excellence
Women of Excellence is a program presented by The West Chester * Liberty Chamber Alliance in collaboration with Butler Tech and Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital, our presenting sponsors. Every year we honor ten (10) women who, through their current careers or volunteer work, have enhanced business, education, culture, philanthropy or provided outstanding service to the community. Of the ten recipients, two (2) are Young Women of Excellence between the ages of 16 and 24 years old. Each honoree is nominated and supported by family, peers, colleagues, students, customers, management and local community members.
This year the Women of Excellence Awards Dinner & Gala will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Cincinnati Marriott North @ Union Centre. Nominations are open throughout the year and applications are available online at www.thechamberalliance.com. If you would like to nominate someone; looking for sponsorship opportunities or would like to serve on the committee please contact Kathy Rambo at 513-777-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
YWCA-Columbus has been empowering women for nearly 130 years! Today they touch the lives of more than 40,000 women here, through thoughtfully planned and critically needed programs that support and empower women of all kinds. Whether it is shelter and food for homeless families, leadership training for women of all ages, stable housing and supportive services for women or quality before and after school programming for families, the YWCA-Columbus is there empowering women and eliminating racism. Through the partnership with soHza, they remove barriers and support women around the globe.
The value of our volunteers’ help is immeasurable—both for our organization and for the women, families, and children we serve. Here are three ways you can make a big difference at the YWCA today. Find out more here
The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We provide safe places for women and girls, build strong women leaders, and advocate for women’s rights and civil rights. Women come to us in times of crisis, as survivors of rape or domestic violence. They come for job training and career counseling. They come for childcare. They come for health and fitness. They come for a variety of reasons. And they leave with a renewed spirit, new skills, and stronger lives.
The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati serves 35,000 individuals annually in the Ohio counties of Hamilton, Clermont, Brown and Adams. We always welcome volunteers and donations from those who wish to give of their time, talents and treasure to change the lives of women and families. You can become a YWCA volunteer by completing and returning the volunteer application at www.ywcacincinnati.org. Upon receipt of the application, a YWCA associate will contact you to review current volunteer opportunities and to address requirements specific to those volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact Nancy A. Spivey at 513.361.2126.
The YWCA hosts several awareness and fundraising events. Join us May 13 for the 36th Annual Career Women of Achievement Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Academy Award Winning Actress Geena Davis. In October we will host a series of events in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For details and event listing, visit www.ywcacincinnati.org.