Art Auction to benefit Phoenixville Women’s Outreach: August 8-15, 2020


BROWSING: Now until August 8th – Check out the amazing artwork, including original pieces by local artists!
REGISTER: Register as a bidder to get your bidding number so you’re all ready to bid starting on August 8th
BIDDING: August 8th at 9:00 am through August 15th at 6:00 pm.  There are many mediums and styles of art to choose from!
LIVE AUCTION: ONLY August 15th at 6:00 pm through 8:00 pm.  Selected original pieces from local artists will be available (can browse now)

Click here to view a video with Cheryl Messere and Karen Dobson showing off some of the artwork and discusses the Art Auction.

Colored pencil and ink by Dreana Roberts

With the pandemic and stay-at-home orders, we have had to truly get creative in figuring out ways to raise awareness and funds for our non-profit helping women move from crisis to independence. It has became very clear that our need will only grow as the days pass with businesses closed and unemployment growing. Our team has been hard at work figuring out the best solution and has decided on a new and exciting venture – an online and live-stream Art Auction including both new and up-cycled pieces!

We were inspired by the acts of kindness happening all around us and felt that hosting a fundraiser that benefits our non-profit should also help others in our community if possible. (Similar to our Charity T-Shirt Drive where we gave portions of every shirt sold to the PXV Food Drive!) We are hopeful that many artists with local small businesses will get involved in this event so we made an option for them to consign their works of art and receive funds from this as well. Please consider if you, or any friends, have any art you’d like to donate or consign for this fundraiser. Types and mediums of art accepted into the auction, and the form to submit art, is below.

Thank you for always supporting our mission to help women break the cycle of poverty and dependence and move towards self-sufficiency. During these tough times, we hope you can take time to see the beauty that exists all around you in art of many forms. “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” – Thomas Merton

We look forward to “seeing” you at the Art Auction!


If you have any questions, please contact our Board Fundraising Chair, Diane Campbell at or (610) 331-2202.

Phoenixville Strong T-Shirt Sales

With CoVid-19 and having to cancel our April and May fundraisers, Phoenixville Women’s Outreach began looking for a way to both secure funding and support our local community. We found an awesome, local, veteran-owned t-shirt company who designed a shirt for us (Check out Frag Out Clothing, Co.) and decided the proceeds should benefit our non-profit, as well as the local community food drive because we are #InThisTogetherPXV.

Check out the shirt and order yours today. We are Phoenixville Strong!

#GivingTuesdayNow: 5-5-20

In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, the team behind #GivingTuesday has designated May 5, 2020 as #GivingTuesdayNow. On this global day of giving and unity we can come together to show generosity and support for the causes and organizations we believe in. 

#GivingTuesdayNow is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity–to use their individual power of generosity to remain connected and heal. 

Kentucky Derby Fundraiser: Cancelled

Sadly, this signature fundraiser for our non-profit has been CANCELLED. While we are hopeful that the world will be in a healthier place by May, the official Kentucky Derby race has been moved to Saturday, September 5, 2020. We are working internally to determine the best approach for our non-profit regarding this fundraiser and we will update the community regarding this event if it will be re-scheduled. Thank you!

*If you are able, please consider donating on our website to help support our non-profit continue the work of supporting women in need during this difficult time. Thank you.

Shout Out to Ursinus College Resident Advisors

Thank You Ursinus Resident Advisors for spending MLK Day serving others and making a difference!!

Pictured; like Tompkins, assistant director of residence life at Ursinus College, and his RA team, who tackled the chore of cleaning out, organizing, and refilling the pantry at The House, and for their donations of food and toiletries.  We are most grateful for their service.