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The Young Women’s Resource Center fills its calendar with events. With as many programs as we provide, there’s always something going on that furthers our mission to support girls and young women in the community through engagement, learning and entertainment, including our three signature fundraisers: Celebrity Servers Night, PCWA Basket Auction and the YWRC Gala.


Save the date: Saturday, April 13, 2024.
Thank you to all who supported the YWRC Gala: Cultivating the Future event on Saturday, April 1, 2023. $156,912 was raised for local girls and young women to grow in strength, self-confidence, and resiliency. This event is a  meaningful way for folks to show support of girls and young women throughout Greater Des Moines.

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Celebrity Servers

Save the date: Monday, October 2, 2023. Celebrity Servers will host guests for a delicious three-course meal at Centro or Django at the Reinhardt Room. Funds raised through this event will support local girls and young women. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Orchestrate Hospitality.

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PCWA Basket Auction

Join the Polk County Women Attorneys (PCWA) for the 22nd Annual Seasons of Change Basket Auction event coming this fall.  This event is a charity fundraiser to benefit the Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC). The evening includes delicious appetizers, special program, and silent and live auctions of one-of-a-kind products and services.