Guys and Gals Bingo: October 5, 2019

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach had a very successful bingo event last October because of your support. Our volunteers are already hard at work creating some great bingo baskets and raffle baskets that appeal to both men and women. They are meeting monthly to prepare marketing, solicit businesses for donations and gather materials needed for this event.

.**If you or your business would like to support our mission by contributing to this event by donating a basket or become a sponsor, please reach out to Diane Campbell, Bingo Chair, at dianemcampbell@yahoo.com**

Thank you for your support!

Spring Successes

We are so grateful to the many volunteers and community members who helped us raise funds and awareness to support our mission: to provide safe housing and resources to break the cycle of dependence and poverty.  Two events took place in April 2019 that showcase how amazing our community is and both are highlighted below.
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12 Angry Men performed by 12 Impassioned Women
During the first weekend of April, women on stages across the country read a play about the power and impact one person’s voice can have on the judicial system. The goal was to have 1,000 play readings taking place nationwide totaling 12,000 voices speaking out to encourage their own communities to increase voter registration and turnout.
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Women presented at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community centers, and community theaters.  Forge Theatre, Phoenixville’s hidden gem located at 241 First Ave, took up the call and had 12 impassioned women perform Twelve Angry Men on April 6, 2019 in a play directed by Christa Wisneski and produced by Denise Wisneski.  The women put on an excellent show to a sold-out crowd!  It was a fun night of entertainment for all with a real purpose to educate and improve our community.  Phoenixville Women’s Outreach was honored to be chosen to be the benefactor of the event.
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This photo is of Christa Wisneski and Denise Wisneski of Forge Theatre presenting Lara Graham of Phoenixville Women’s Outreach with a check for $1500 which was raised at the performance!  We are so grateful to the Forge Theatre for supporting our mission.  Be sure to check out awesome upcoming productions at Forge Theatre on their website. 
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2nd Annual Shred Event
Also in April, Phoenixville Women’s Outreach hosted the 2nd Annual Shred Event outside the Kimberton Firehouse.  This event encouraged our neighbors to do some spring cleaning and invited everyone to bring any paper they wanted to shred in exchange for any size donation.  This event was a huge success with approximately 85 people stopping by to shred over 5,800 pounds!!  We were able to make $1,776 through donations and support of an anonymous sponsor.
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We would like to thank all our volunteers who worked so hard to make this event and all our events so successful.
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BINGO: October 5, 2019
We have been busy planning our biggest fundraiser of the year and we hope you can save the date now and join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for our BINGO for guys and gals.
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In the meantime, look out for our staff and volunteers walking in the Dogwood Parade on May 18, 2019. We’ll be walking with the other local shelters and pushing beds to remind people that everyone deserves a bed and to save the date for the Phoenixville Bed Races – November 2, 2019! 

Painting for a Purpose – Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Painting for a Purpose event on February 24th. This was the second year we had this type of fundraiser and the feedback is unanimous – we will turn this into an annual event!  Although it was originally scheduled for a weekend that snow was predicted, the new date still gathered 47 people together for fun, fellowship and fundraising!

We painted a beautiful canvas with a calming message – Just Breathe.  This is useful for us all to remember during busy times and especially in the depth of winter when darkness seems never-ending.  The staff and Board members of the House provided refreshments for all as well as numerous raffle baskets.  Thank you to John and Brook at Pinot’s Palette in Collegeville for a fun time together, painting for a purpose!

 

  

Since many people asked for it, here is the Avacado Corn Salsa recipe:

2 avacados for every 1 jar of Trader Joe’s tomato-less corn salsa – enjoy!

2nd Annual Shred Event

Save the Date: April 20, 2019 from 9am-12pm at Kimberton Fairgrounds

With such an amazing response at our first spring cleaning event last year, we decided to do it again!  Make a pile of all those papers and come spring, you’ll have a great place to shred -for a great cause!

Volunteer Informational Meeting

We’ve had so many wonderful volunteers over the past three years but we are always looking for more! If you are interested in learning about how to volunteer with our organization, please join us on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7pm at the Kimberton Conference Center.  We are excited to share with you all the new opportunities and work with you to help women break the cycle of poverty and dependence.

If you plant to attend, let us know by RSVPing here.

Fun Fundraisers

More than 60 people cleaned out their desks, drawers and filing cabinets to help us raise over $1,100 at our 1st Annual Spring Cleaning Shredding Event in April at the Kimberton Fairgrounds. Special thanks to Kimberton Whole Goods and Wiggins Shredding, Inc. for making the event possible. 
Volunteers from the Phoenixville Dogwood Queen contestants, Jaycees, Soroptimist International, and Borough Mayor Peter Urscheler and Councilwoman Beth Burckley donated time to make everything run smoothly.  All proceeds enable us to continue to provide resources and services to help homeless women break the cycle of poverty.
The Guys and Dolls BINGO Fundraiser took place on October 6, 2018 and profited over $15,300 for The House. Raffles and numerous prize baskets made this a fun “date night” experience.   Mark your calendar for next year’s Bingo event on October 5, 2019 at the Kimberton Firehouse.
Our team entered its “House of Hope” bed in Phoenixville’s Bed Races on November 3.   This unique event brought in $1,100 for The House as well as 3rd place bragging rights! Special thanks to the builders and racers who helped make this possible!We hope to enter into this hometown event again next year. Let us know if you want to be a part of the fun!

Friends Helping Friends

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach and The House are excited to again be involved in the Boscov’s Friends Helping Friends program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoppers who purchase this 25% off Shopping Pass from us for just $5 are supporting our program directly since all proceeds from the pass sales go to Phoenixville Women’s Outreach.  Shoppers can use the 25% coupon at any Boscov’s location on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.  The shopping pass also serves as a raffle ticket.  When shopping, just drop your ticket stub in to win.  Each Boscov’s store will pick one winner to receive a $100 shopping spree.  Additionally, 3 lucky winners will win a $500 shopping spree!

Painting with a Purpose – November 12, 2017

Painting with a Twist in Royersford presents Painting With A Purpose! 100% of the net proceeds from this event will benefit Phoenixville Women’s Outreach and The House!

Payment online or via phone is required to guarantee your reservation. If you choose to not pay online, please call the studio at 610 572 2956 to pay by phone. Continue reading Painting with a Purpose – November 12, 2017