Past Events

YEP! Bowling for Turkeys





Thank you to YEP! who raised $1040.70 at their annual fundraising initiative, Bowling for Turkeys. Proceeds will go towards providing meals for YWCA Hamilton’s Transitional Living Program. Way to go!






Rock & Rise Like a Phoenix III






Thank you to Anita Beckwith and performers for hosting Rock & Rise Like a Phoenix III in support of YWCA Hamilton’s Phoenix Place!







Blessing Bags



Thank you to Tamara Grant of Destined Dreams Home Staging and ReDesign Co. $50 of every project goes towards purchasing contents for “Blessing Bags,” filled with everyday essentials and distributed to women in YWCA Hamilton’s Transitional Living Program.




Soroptomist International of Hamilton-Burlington



Thank you to the Soroptomist International of Hamilton-Burlington for donating funds to Carole Anne’s Place. This program is open during winter evenings, offering warm and safe overflow spots for homeless women when shelters are full.





A Night for Women & Whiskey 2






Thank you once again to organizer Hilary Chase from Outside the Box Events, Big Tobacco Kitchen & Whiskey Restaurant, and attendees for supporting round two of A Night for Women & Whiskey! Proceeds raised will support YWCA Hamilton’s Phoenix Place.










Thank you to Shelley Marshall for once again performing her award winning one-woman play depicting her journey to mental wellness. A portion of ticket sales supported YWCA’s Transitional Housing and Shelter Program.






Rachelle Aurini’s Iceland Challenge for Shelter


A huge thank you to Rachelle who trekked nearly 100 km in July 2017 across some of Iceland's most actively volcanic areas in support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and raising funds to help women and children in Canada escape abuse and rebuild lives that are loving, safe and free from violence. Rachelle chose to support YWCA Hamilton’s Phoenix Place. Way to go Rachelle! Learn more:


Doing Good Has Never Tasted So Good!




Thank you to Andra who donated 20% of her Epicure sales between May 3 -19, 2017 to YWCA’s Phoenix Place!



A Night of Women & Whiskey 1





A Night of Women & Whiskey was unforgettable, featuring a spectacular three course tasting experience, great conversation, and amazing prizes! Thank you to organizer Hilary Chase from Outside the Box Events, Big Tobacco Kitchen & Whiskey Restaurant, those who donated, and everyone who attended. Proceeds will support YWCA’s Phoenix Place, committed to providing safe, affordable second stage housing to women and their children fleeing violence and abuse.




SHE Connect 




SIT •with• She presented her first SHE Social on April 28, 2017 featuring cocktails and conversation. Thank you to all the SHE’s who planned, presented, donated, and attended this evening of passion, purpose, and excellence. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to YWCA. Follow @sitwithshe to stay updated on what’s next!









Thank you to Ambitious Realty and everyone who came out for this fun networking event on April 12, 2017! It was a packed house and proceeds supported YWCA’s Be the Recipe for Change program.







Moksha Yoga



Throughout January 2017, Moksha Yoga staff, members and supporters donated bags of personal hygiene items, bus tickets, and yoga mats to help meet the needs of those we serve.

From all the staff and residents at YWCA Hamilton, THANK YOU for your tremendous support and generosity!