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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.

Celebrity Servers

Thank you to everyone who joined us  on Monday, October 5, 2020 to celebrate our 11th Annual Celebrity Servers Night: Home Edition! 27 Celebrity Servers hosted guests online as they enjoyed a delicious three course meal from Centro, Django or Malo. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Orchestrate Hospitality. Save the date for next year: Monday, October 4, 2021.


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YWRC Couch Gala

We went virtual! Guests joined us us online on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 7 p.m. for our first ever virtual event: the YWRC Couch Gala! This event was a new, meaningful way for folks to show support of girls and young women throughout Greater Des Moines… all from the comfort of their homes! The evening included a updates from the past year, silent and live auctions, wine pull, awards, live raffle winners, and more! Save the date: Saturday, April 17, 2021.

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PCWA Basket Auction

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, the Polk County Women Attorneys (PCWA) will host the 19th Annual Basket Auction event; a charity fundraiser to benefit the Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC). In addition to a delicious dinner and virtual program, guests can participate in a silent auction of one-of-a-kind products and services.