Bowl To Benefit June 12, 2016 City Limits Bowling Center in Mason

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising! On Sunday, June 12, help benefit the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing at an even that the whole family can enjoy!
There will be contests and prizes for best costumes, best team theme, highest score and lowest score! Tickets are $15 per adult and $10 per child. Teams of four are preferred!
Call the Women’s Center at 517-372-9163 to book your team’s spot!
Register by June 5th to reserve your spot!

Swing Into Spring Swing Dance April 23!

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Spend a very special evening with your favorite guy or gal swinging and swaying to the delightful sounds of the big band era featuring the Twilight Memories Big Band. Under the direction of Randall Roost, this 14 piece orchestra has performed all over the mid- Michigan area and is recognized as one of the premiere big bands in Lansing.

The band plays the swing favorites from the 30’s and 40’s as well as more contemporary arrangements of some of your favorite easy listening artists and features the beautiful vocal stylings of Vickie St John. From Latin, to swing, to polkas to waltzes, the band offers something for almost every style of dance. So whether you are ready to put on your dancing shoes or just sit back, relax and enjoy some really great music, join us on Saturday April 23rd, 2016 at the Allen Market Place in the Allen Neighborhood Center at the corner of Shepard and Kalamazoo Streets in Lansing.

Tickets are $25/single or $40/pair and are available on the Women’s Center website: www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org
7:00 – 7:45pm Swing Dance Lessons
8:00 – 10:00 pm Swing Dancing

For more information please contact the Women’s Center at 517.372.9163 or womenscentergl@gmail.com
This event is a fundraiser for the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

Donate To Help Us Continue Saving Women’s Lives

 

Our goal in the next 11 DAYS is to raise at least $5,000 so that we can establish ourselves as a permanent campaign with global giving logo

 

The mission of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing is to guide, empower, and heal women. Please donate any amount to help us reach our goal.

Since the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing opened its doors in 2005, we have remained the ONLY nonprofit organization in the Lansing area that provides these essential services to enable women to be successful.

What makes us unique is HOW we do what we do.

All of our services are offered on a one-to-one basis. We start where the person is when she walks in the door, and go from there. No assuming. No judgement of where she should be in her life. NO ONE is turned away based on inability to pay.

This is why we need YOU!

Our fundraising campaign must go through a trial-run in order for us to secure a stabilized space on their website. We launch on March 14th and we have 11 days to raise $5,000 from 40 different donors. This is where YOU come in.

Global Giving is the first and largest global crowdfunding community for nonprofits. It is a powerful community that connects donors with causes they care about.

Your donation will help us provide the following help to our clients:

  • Employment. We uncover potential and help with resumes, job search navigation tools, interview skills, negotiations, and training.
  • Computer lab. Reserved for job seekers with the most up to date software. We train women to use computer programs that are necessary to be successful in today’s competitive job market.
  • Essential resources. Our clothes closet offers head-to-toe professional clothing and accessories to give women the confidence to set themselves up for success. Our personal care and feminine hygiene closet provides women with daily products that are often hard to afford.
  • Counseling. We have an amazing team of counselors who help women cope with unemployment, loss, anxiety, divorce, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, child abuse, and other soul-crushing traumas.
  • Support groups. We cover a variety of topics such as: Healthy Relationships and Domestic Violence, Disability, Cars 101, Empowerment, Financial Independence, Caregiver Support, Learning To Let Go, Work Your Image, Healthy Communication, Anxiety and much more.
  • Safety. We help women get out of abusive relationships safely.
  • One of a kind. We provide resources in a way that cannot be found anywhere else.
  • We save lives.

We Depend on our DonorsHealing Hands

While so much work has been done, we are nowhere close to being finished. We are an organization with a really, really big heart. In an ideal world, this big heart would take us to extraordinary places, enabling us to help all of those who need it. But this isn’t an ideal world, and what we have in heart, we lack in resources. We don’t have the money to provide continuous supplies, salaries, and other products that the women we serve need. The demand far outweighs our supply.

With the help of Global Giving, we have the opportunity to take one step closer to our ideal world.

Give what you can.

Maybe it’s $10, maybe it’s $500. Every penny counts. Whether you are in a position where you are able to give or not, you can all help in one simple way: share our story. Share our posts about Global Giving. Share how the WCGL has helped you or someone you know.

We have a goal of raising $50,000. Help us get there by supporting us through this first phase of fundraising. We need your support, your voice, and your heart.

Go to Global Giving to DONATE NOW.

Join us for a 5k run, walk, roll on Sunday, June 3, 2012

#GoRed For Women- National Heart Month

National Wear Red Day

Maybe you made it your new year’s resolution to focus on your health & fitness– maybe you didn’t. Regardless if you vowed to make your exercise and nutrition habits a priority in 2016, February is here to remind us all of what is often known as the “silent killer”: heart disease. February is National Heart Month, and we want YOU to be informed and ready to participate.

Fortunately, the American Heart Association created Go Red For Women to “empower women to take charge of their heart health”. Their website, www.GoRedForWomen.com provides women with vital information, support, and ways to get involved. Throughout the month, we’re going to be learning about heart health tips, myths, statistics, and more to share with you.

Why should you care? Heart health is easy to overlook, as we often associate heart disease with old age mostly plaguing men. However, according the the American Heart Association, heart disease is killing 500,000 women each year. That’s 1 in 3 women. Heart disease needs the attention of ALL women, regardless of age. Today, we’re going to start by simply defining what heart disease is.

What Is Heart Disease?

Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, is a wide range of conditions that affect the heart and is typically linked to what is called atherosclerosis (when plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries). The build up of this plaque can cause blood clots and can lead to heart attack or stroke. Other conditions that fall under this definition are blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others.

How Does This Affect You?
Heart disease affects women differently than it affects men. Most women who die suddenly of heart disease have no previous symptoms. Because symptoms for men and women differ greatly, they’re often misunderstood. The media has misconstrued women to believe that the cardinal sign of a heart attack is extreme chest pain. In reality, women are somewhat more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain, more so than chest pain.

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To reach your greatest potential, focusing on your health is essential. For more information on heart disease and ways to prevent it, keep an eye on our website and social media accounts throughout the month of February.



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Two New Groups Starting Tonight!

The Grief Group is meeting tonight from 5-6:30pm.
 
A Greater Love: Learning to Accept – an open support group for adults with disabilities focusing on empowerment and self-advocacy, realizing your full potential and acceptance of your disability. This is an open dialogue, safe, supportive and nurturing group. Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with a disability or have been living with a disability for a long time, you will find something new in this group!
Meets Wednesdays 3:30-5:00 PM
 
CALL THE WOMEN’S CENTER FOR MORE INFORMATION 517.372.9163