July Updates at the Center

Dragon Boat Registration Open


Registration for the Capital City Dragon Boat Race & Festival is open right now! Teams are signing up quickly and boats are limited, so don’t miss your chance to register. A few things to know:

  • The Women’s Center has been given a grant to fund two special boats. One boat is for at-risk young women, and one for survivors of illness, domestic, or sexual violence. If you are interested in paddling in one of these boats, please contact the Center for more information.
  • Priority registration for the boats ends tomorrow. We will still be accepting registrations after Friday, but instead of securing your spot with a deposit, the full registration amount will be due. More information on the website here.
  • We are looking for sponsors for the event! Get your business in front of lots of fans and participants this September. We have a number of packages available. There’s a packet and info on the website.

We have a number of classes and workshops this month at the Center:

Microsoft Word Training: Tue/Thu 5:30-7 p.m.
Whether you need a refresher or are new to Word, this training will benefit you! Classes are taught by staff from IBM, with classes in MS Excel, LinkedIn, and website development to follow. Classes start July 15th in the computer lab at the Women’s Center. Call 517.372.9163 to register or for more information.

Making Peace with Your Anxiety: 1st and 3rd Tue 5:30-7p.m.
Do you feel anxious, nervous, or tense? Come learn ways to decrease anxiety and strategies to relax in a supportive environment. Call the Center to register: 517.372.9163.

Work Your Image: Update Your Look, Your Career, Your Future
Join us August 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a new hairstyle, makeup tips and how-tos for today’s job market. You’ll also enjoy a chair massage and a wardrobe consultation. Got an interview coming up? This is the perfect chance to refresh your look and get tips on interviewing. Space is limited, call the Center to register: 517.372.9163.

Art Van Wrap-Up & Dragon Boat Kick-off

We just want to say THANK YOU again to the over 100 individuals and families who donated to our Art Van Challenge Campaign! We are thrilled with our success and your support. We may not have won the $75,000 prize, but we did get $6,493 to help support our programs in Lansing. Still want to help out? You can still donate to the Women’s Center through Crowdrise, or you can contact the Center for more information on getting involved.

We are also getting ready for our big fall fundraiser, the Capital City Dragon Boat Race & Festival on September 13th-14th at Adado Riverfront Park. We’d love for you to register a team! Boats are limited, so get your application and sign up today! Also, be sure to follow #CCDB14 on Twitter and Facebook so you don’t miss any news!

It’s the Homestretch!

First of all, thank you to all of you who have donated and spread our message and mission to your friends and family. We appreciate you so much! Thanks to you, we have reached $5,093 as of right now!

The contest ends Monday at 11:59 a.m., so if you’re still waiting, stop it! We have just a few days to win the $75,000 donation from Art Van Furniture and other finishers in the top 10 will receive prizes ranging from $60,000 – $7,500.

Can you make a small donation today and help us get back into the top ten? If you’ve already donated, could you please send this to your friends to let them know? The more people who see this, the more donations we’ll get.

We’d also love to invite you to our official Capital City Dragon Boat Race & Festival Kickoff on Monday! In conjunction with the showing of Awaken the Dragon at Studio C! we’ll be holding a press conference for the festival co-organizers and friends of the Center and anyone else interested. You can also pick up this year’s Dragon Boat Race & Festival stickers and sign up your team!

The press conference starts at 5:00 p.m. with the movie immediately following at 6:00 p.m. Tickets to the film are $6 and available at the theater. We hope to see you there!

Art Van Challenge Bonus Opportunity – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Another $1000…

The Art Van Million Dollar Charity Challenge is in week three and it’s amazing to see everyone show so much love for our cause. It really means so much to us.

We have another Bonus Challenge that we wanted to let you know about.

The charity that gets the greatest number of individual donations between June 3rd at 2pm ET and June 10th at 12pm ET will get a $1000 donation.

What that really means is that the more donations we get, the better. You could make 10 $20 donations and those 10 would be amazing and count towards our individual donation total.

Please Click Here and give whatever you can…and then give again.

If you have any questions about anything at all, please Email Crowdrise.

Thanks so much.

Women’s Center of Greater Lansing

Click Here for the rules for Bonus Challenge #3 and Click Here for the overall Challenge rules.