Bank of America comes to YWCA Angeline’s
Guest VolunteerYWCA blog post by our very own Karyn McKelvey, development officer for YWCA corporate and foundation partnerships!
Last week, as part of a long-standing tradition of philanthropy on the part of Bank of America, more than a dozen employees from the bank’s LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Development) for Women group came to YWCA Angeline’s Center for Homeless Women to serve a warm, delicious meal to clients.
During our tour of Angeline’s, the volunteers asked thoughtful questions and engaged in a dialogue about homelessness in Seattle, showing compassion and personal connection to our work. I was inspired by the warm and welcoming nature of this group as volunteers took the time during a busy lunch service to sit and chat with the women. These personal touches offer comfort and respect to the women we serve – women who are often overlooked or ignored in their daily lives.
Volunteers are an integral part of the YWCA’s work. We are grateful to the individuals taking time out of their workdays to give back and to the companies that promote volunteerism.
From volunteering to sponsoring our Inspire Luncheons and investing in our YWCA BankWork$ employment program, Bank of America is one of our amazing corporate partners.
Thank you for all you do for the women and families we serve!