Support the Women's Resource Center- Art Van Charity Challenge

WMPRSA’s PR for Good client, the Women’s Resource Center, is taking part in the Art Van Charity Challenge, a fundraising campaign launched by Art Van Furniture. The challenge runs from May 18 to June 22 and Art Van is donating $370,000 to local organizations. The charity that raises the most during the challenge will get a $75,000 donation to their cause. In addition, the charities that come in 2nd through 10th place will also get donations to their causes ranging from $7500 to $65,000. The WRC needs your help to raise as much money as possible to win the $75,000 grand prize donation.

How You Can Help  The best thing you can do is set up a fundraiser. Donating is great, but if you can become a fundraiser and reach out to your entire network, the potential for raising more money increases drastically.

And, it's super easy do, promise. Just go to and click 'Fundraise for This Campaign.' In seconds, you'll have your own fundraiser that you can share with your community of family and friends to help us make an even bigger impact.

Once you start your fundraiser, make sure to update it with the story of why you're one of our biggest fans. The more personal and compelling the story, the more likely you are to get donations. Also make sure to put pictures and even a video on your fundraising page that illustrates why our cause means so much to you. Then share your page with everyone you know and start raising money.

Not sure why you should support?  Here’s the top 10 reasons to donate $10 to the Women’s Resource Center.

1.     WRC was the first Women’s Resource Center of its kind in Michigan.

2.     WRC has been serving women since 1973.

3.     Nearly 1000 women are served each year.

4.     70% of WRC participants report an income of $15,000 or less.

5.     66% of WRC participants are single moms.

6.     592 children were supported by WRC participants in 2014.

7.     Almost 2/3 of all participants receive some form of assistance when they come to WRC.

8.     87% of all job ready participants became employed in 2014.

9.     Over 150 members or our community volunteer at WRC each year.

10.  WRC depends 100% on the community to support the services it provides.

Women's Resource Center Named WMPRSA 'PR for Good' Client

strategies-for-workWMPRSA is pleased to announce that Women’s Resource Center has been chosen as the recipient of our PR for Good pro bono support services for 2014-2015. The Women's Resource Center advocates for women to achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. Their programs and services empower and educate. We look forward to supporting WRC in their mission to purposefully transform the employment outcomes for all women. As a special way that WMPRSA members can pay it forward, please bring an item to PRoof Awards on April 24 that can be used to help fill the Working Women’s Clothes Closet. Items in need include:

  • Gently used professional clothing
  • Dress shoes, handbags and accessories
  • Full-size personal care items like shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant
  • Paper, envelopes, pens, stamps and bus passes

If anyone would like to join the PR for Good committee to help with projects in support of Women’s Resource Center, please contact Terri Howe at


11th Annual Family Promise Golf Outing

FamilyPromiseMany WMPRSA members have expressed interest in participating in some kind of involvement with our current PRforGood recipient, Family Promise of Grand Rapids (FPGR). A great opportunity is right around the corner! September 16, 2013 is their 11th Annual Golf Outing – the largest FPGR fund raiser of the year. The organization is still looking for golfers and for sponsors. Please consider how you might participate. If golf isn’t your thing, volunteers for all types of activity are welcome at any time and you can learn more by contacting Family Promise at 616-475-5220.

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