100 Women is a collaboration of inspired, dynamic and caring women who know that life is full and time is short. They gather twice a year to make a positive impact on the Greater Phoenixville community by giving $10,000 to a local charity.
Phoenixville Women’s Outreach is pleased to announce that at its May meeting, we have been chosen as the Spring charity. We are so grateful to all the remarkable, generous, compassionate women that are part of this wonderful organization.
Bargains galore! And treasures abound! Arrive early so you don’t miss out!
Starting May 1st, we will be accepting donations to sell. Home goods, decor, toys, tools, sports equipment, kitchenwares, novelties…. We will not accept clothing or box TVs or computers. Please be sure electronics are functional. Contact us to arrange drop off (484) 302-8151 or email@example.com.
The Board of Directors of Phoenixville Women’s Outreach (PWO) announces the retirement of Executive Director Cheryl Messere. Cheryl’s passion, innovation and deep commitment over the last six years has elevated PWO as a leader in providing safe and affordable housing solutions in the community. “We have the deepest gratitude for Cheryl who has served so generously,” said Mike Bryson, President of the PWO Board. “While she is retiring as Executive Director, Cheryl will remain on the Board as the founder. Her giving spirit has been as inspiring as her vision for this mission.”
While Phoenixville had a family and a men’s homeless shelter, it did not have a housing option for single women. It became Cheryl and Barry’s dream to create a housing solution that would offer a transitional program with a unique shared living model. The dream soon became a reality and “The House” opened its door and welcomed its first resident on New Year’s Day in 2015. PWO’s program now provides women with safe housing as well as training and guidance in essential life skills such as economic planning, resilience, and self-sufficiency. It recently expanded to include a second property – the Next Step House – a permanent supportive housing solution for women with limited incomes.
Messere’s retirement now ushers in a new chapter for PWO. We are pleased to announce the selection of Andrea Blue as PWO’s new Executive Director, effective March 1st. She comes to Phoenixville from upstate New York. “Everyone has been incredibly welcoming and so proud and happy to live and work in the area,” she says.
This is an exciting time for PWO and we are grateful for your continued support during this transition. We look forward to our upcoming Gala event on October 21 when our Board and Staff will honor Cheryl and Barry’s legacy of service, celebrate Cheryl’s retirement, and recognize the accomplishments of Phoenixville Women’s Outreach over the past six years.
The Board and Staff of Phoenixville Women’s Outreach
The Board of PWO has set a goal to MATCH all donations made on Giving Tuesday up to $2,000! Please consider donating today! Facebook is also matching donations if made on FB so your gift could be tripled!!
We owe a debt of gratitude to many amazing community members and companies. It takes a village to help empower women to break the cycle of dependence and poverty – and we are grateful to all who help us reach this mission.
Big thanks out to Omar, Matt, and John from Two Men And A Truck in Norristown for moving furniture for our ladies last week. We appreciate all of your trips over the past 6 months to help us! Your donated moving services make our lives so much easier. We can not tell you how grateful we are for such thoughtful, and strong, helpers! You truly are “movers who care.” Thank you!
Big thanks to Lee-Ann Barber, owner of Two Hearts Dance & Yoga, and Marilisa Beatty, Miss Pennsylvania, for organizing to raise awareness and funds for Phoenixville Women’s Outreach through a donation based yoga class last week. The studio provides “whole-hearted movement for every body” in an environment that fosters personal growth – which is just like our mission, to empower women to grow and become self-sufficient. The class raised $150 for our non-profit and we are full of gratitude for the time, energy, and effort put forth by these yogis. Namaste and thank you!
Thank you to all the community members who came out to support our fundraiser last Saturday. We are extremely grateful to all the donors who supplied the goods and all the buyers who were generous in their donations. This money will help us reach out mission of empowering women to break the cycle of poverty and dependence.
Stay tuned for our next yard sale – Fall 2021! Don’t miss it!