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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.


Stay tuned for the 2023 date.
Thank you to all who supported the YWRC Gala: Growing Locally event on Saturday, April 9, 2022. $138,000 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 3, 2022. Thanks to all who joined us  on Monday, October 4, 2021 to celebrate our 12th Annual Celebrity Servers Night. $51,000 was raised for local girls and young women. Celebrity Servers hosted guests for a delicious three course meal at Centro, Django, and Malo. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Orchestrate Hospitality.

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PCWA Basket Auction

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, the Polk County Women Attorneys (PCWA) hosted the 20th Annual Seasons of Change Basket Auction event; a charity fundraiser to benefit the Young Women’s Resource Center (YWRC). The evening included delicious pick-up appetizers, special online program, and silent and live auctions of one-of-a-kind products and services.