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Upcoming Fundraisers & Events

LGBTQUIA+ Workshop

WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

WHAT TIME:  5:30 PM

WHERE:  Women's Resource Center, 125 3rd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601

COST:   Cost is free, but space is limited so please call or email to make your reservation (828-322-6333 or [email protected])

This workshop will discuss terminology regularly used in the community, statistics, how to be an ally and more!

Space is limited so please contact us to make your reservation today 

(828-322-6333 or [email protected])

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Advanced  Care Directives Workshop

PRESENTED BY:  Carolina Caring

WHEN: Tuesday, July 2, 2024

WHAT TIME:  5:30 PM

WHERE:  Women's Resource Center, 125 3rd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601

COST:   Cost is free, but space is limited so please call or email to make your reservation (828-322-6333 or [email protected])

This is an incredibly valuable workshop to discuss the importance of making decisions early so your voice is the one being heard, even if you cannot speak for your self.

Space is limited so please contact us to make your reservation today 

(828-322-6333 or [email protected])

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4th Annual
Art in the Park Fundraiser

WHEN: Saturday, May 4, 2004 Saturday, September 7, 2024 (rain date is September 14th)

WHAT TIME:  11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHERE:  Sally Fox Park behind WRC (125 3rd St NE, Hickory, NC 28601)

EVENT DAY

  • Admission is free to the general public
  • food trucks
  • Sidetrack Brewery beer tent
  • silent auction of artwork donated by local artists
  • 50 local talented artists will be showcasing and selling their artwork
  • live music by Dani Kerr
  • Activities for the kiddos
  • New this year:  "The Janice & Ted Taylor Legacy of Art Juried Showcase"

Click here to Register for Art Juried Showcase

 

We are so honored to have Dani join us this year at Art in the Park! 

24-year-old Statesville native, Dani Kerr, knows that her voice is the most compelling aspect of her artistry. People often tell her they’re emotionally engaged by its earthy, raspy quality. Recently, Dani was recruited by the producers of ‘America’s Got Talent’ to perform on Season 18. That performance was exciting and a great way for many people to learn about her gift as a singer–songwriter, but it was only one brief milestone on her long and winding journey as a professional musician.

   

 

 

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Divorce Workshop was a free workshop presented by Carmen Pope Brown LLC on 14/24/2024

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LGBTQIA+ Free Workshop that had been scheduled for 4/17/2024 was postponed with a reschedule date TBD.

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18th Annual Charity Chase

Rotary Club of Catawba Valley held their 18th annual Charity Chase Half Marathon & 5K  on Saturday, 4/13/2024.  The event started and ended at Union Square in downtown Hickory.

Charity Chase is a non-profit whose goal is to support local organizations and other non-profits who work to make our community a better place. Proceeds from the race are divided among participating organizations based on the number of volunteers they bring to cheer on the runners on race day.  WRC's "cheerleader theme" this year was Fairies! 

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Free Job Skills Workshop was held at Women's Resource Center at 5 pm on 4/11/2024 

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"EASY MEALS UNDER $10" was a free workshop held on March 13, 2024

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GALENTINE'S DAY EVENT was held on February 12, 2024

This was a fun girl's night out benefitting Women's Resource Center!!!!

Thank you our awesome host "3 Little Birds Corks & More" located at 19 College Avenue, Newton, NC 28658

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WRC's EmpowerHer fundraising campaign to raise $30,000 by the end of 2023

WRC's Women's Empowerment campaign supports women through the Women's Empowerment Fund by providing crucial resources and opportunities.  

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Divorce Workshop was a free workshop presented by Carmen Pope Brown LLC on 12/12/2023

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Holiday Needle Felting Workshop which was to be held on 12/5/2023 was temporarily postponed by the facilitator.  Check back often for a reschedule date, or contact our office to request that we let you know when the new date is available. 

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#GivingTuesday was on 11/28/2023

On this day the world unites to give back to the charities and nonprofits that work tirelessly to strengthen their community. There are many ways you can give back: through acts of kindness, time, talent, or treasure.  We hope that you will always remember WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER <3

 

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This free LGBTQIA+ Workshop was held on Nov. 7, 2023 and was facilitated by WRC's very own Director of Programs, Abby Selig, Masters in Professional Counseling

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MONEY MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP by Operation Hope was held on Tues, October 3, 2023

This was a free workshop hosted by WRC. 

Since its inception in 1992, Operation HOPE has empowered millions of adults and children through financial literacy, influenced the creation of pivotal legislation to enhance financial equity, provided knowledge and coaching to thousands of new business owners, assisted tens of thousands to become new homeowners, and guided victims of natural disasters toward financial recovery

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INSPRING WOMEN'S LUNCHEON was held on Tues, June 6, 2023

This was a free luncheon hosted by WRC.  Gaye Bridges shared her challenging life story of substance abuse and many traumatic events she struggled to overcome during her long journey towards recovery.   She persevered through them all, not willing ever to give up.  Gaye currently lives in Morganton, NC, working as the House Manager/Mom for the “Vessels of Mercy” Ministry. In that capacity, she is now supporting other ladies afflicted with substance abuse issues through their journey to overcome the trauma of their circumstances through Christianity.

~Gaye said~ "WRC’s advocacy and encouragement got me where I am today and without their support I don’t know where I would be."

 

 

 

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3rd Annual "Art in the Park" Fundraiser Event was held on 4/29/2023

A great big Thank You to our Art in the Park Sponsors!!!

Check back for event photos to be uploaded!

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Charity Chase was held at the Geitner-Rotary Park of Hickory on Sat. 04/22/2023

WRC's awesome Charity Chase Cheering Team's gave colorful support to the runners with an Aloha themed Tiki (water) bar!!

Charity Chase Half Marathon is a non-profit whose goal is to support local organizations and other nonprofits who work to make our community a better place. Proceeds from the race are divided among participating organizations based on the number of volunteers they bring to cheer on the runners on race day.

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EMPOWERED POSTPARTUM PLANNING was held at Women's Resource Center on Tue 4/11/2023
"A postpartum planning workshop for those expecting"

This free event was led by Sarah Herbein of Small Things, Great Love Birth Services.  She talks about available options to self-empower and make the best decision for the family - complete with examples of cloth diapers, bottles, baby carriers & more!

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HIV Health & Wellness Workshop & Raffle hosted by ALFA & WRC was held on March 21, 2023 at WRC

This was a free event 

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Women's History Month Celebration was held on March 9, 2023 at the Ridgeview Library in Hickory, NC

This was a free event and light refreshments were served.

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SELF DEFENSE CLASS FOR WOMEN was held at the Women's Resource Center on Sat., 2/25/2023

This free event was hosted by Diane Christensen

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EMPOWERED POSTPARTUM PLANNING was held at Women's Resource Center on Sat 2/18/2023
"A postpartum planning workshop for those expecting"

This free event was led by Sarah Herbein of Small Things, Great Love Birth Services.  She talks about available options to self-empower and make the best decision for the family (complete with examples of cloth diapers, bottles, baby carriers & more!).

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GALENTINE'S DAY EVENT was held on February 13, 2023

This was a fun girl's night out benefitting Women's Resource Center!!!!

Thank you our awesome host "3 Little Birds Corks & More" located at 19 College Avenue, Newton, NC 28658

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GIVING TUESDAY  2022

     

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BREAKING UP AND MOVING ON - Legal Aspects of Separation & Divorce Workshop was held on Nov. 15, 2022

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BREAKING UP AND MOVING ON - Legal Aspects of Separation & Divorce Workshop was held on September 20, 2022

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This JOB SKILLS WORKSHOP event had to be cancelled due to a low registration response.

Check back often for future schedulings.

Thanks to Hickory Public Library for partnering with us to provide this event to our community!

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INSPIRING WOMEN'S LUNCHEON was held on Tues, July 12, 2022

This was a free luncheon hosted by WRC.  Professor Michele Hewitt (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Crossroads Counseling Center and an adjunct professor of Psychology at Lenoir-Rhyne University) uses her personal experiences as a young, single mother and widow to inspire others to honor the sacred space that is their own while using adversity as fuel for growth. In between providing therapy services and teaching, Michele serves Women’s Resource Center as the facilitator of their emotional support group. 

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ORIGAMI BOOK MAKING CLASSES were held in June and July.

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BREAKING UP AND MOVING ON - Legal Aspects of Separation and Divorce Workshop originally scheduled for Tues June 28, 2022 was cancelled.

Check back often for reschedule date(s)

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2nd ANNUAL ART IN THE PARK FUNDRAISER EVENT WAS HELD ON SAT, APRIL 30, 2022

   

On Saturday, April 30, 2022 Women’s Resource Center hosted its 2nd Annual Art in the Park fundraiser event. This annual event was held in the Ivey Arboretum/Sally Fox Park in Hickory- where the Women’s Resource Center House is located - and guests enjoyed a variety of local art, a silent auction, food trucks, live music and more!

This event was once again a great success and we look forward to next year's event to be held on Sat, April 29, 2023.

 

 

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FREE HIV TESTING WAS HELD ON-SITE BY ALFA ON TUES, MARCH 1, 2022

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INSPIRING WOMEN'S LUNCHEON WAS HELD ON TUES, MARCH 1, 2022

Our Inspiring Women's Lunch is back in partnership with the Western Piedmont Symphony!  

This was a FREE event with lunch provided by the United Arts Council.  Dr. Elizabeth Keathley (Professor of Historical Musicology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro), spoke about composer Amy Beach and the "Gaelic Symphony" which was the first symphony composed and published (1896) by an American woman!  

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HAPPY 35TH BIRTHDAY WRC!!!  - 2022 was WRC's 35th year of serving the community ... listening, helping, guiding, advocating, empowering, enriching, educating, caring, and lifting up women in our community.  

To help kick-off our 35th year, we posted a challenge for 35 people to show their support with a Birthday Pledge of just $35 per month .. and many accepted our challenge! If you would like to participate CLICK HERE TO DONATE VIA PAYPAL, enter $35 as your donation amount, check the box beside "make this a monthly donation", type Happy Birthday WRC in the memo section. 

“Words cannot express my appreciation for your heart of compassion and willingness to provide direction and assistance during my time of need."  ~ Liz B.

 

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CLICK HERE TO DONATE If you would like to participate in WRC's 35th Birthday Challenge Pledge, enter $35 as your donation amount, check the box beside "make this a monthly donation", type Happy Birthday WRC in the memo section.

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FREE!  CARDMAKING EVENT - EVENT WAS CANCELLED

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"Keeping Safe and Starting Over" Workshop was held at WRC on Tues, Nov. 9, 2021

This was the first in a five-session series workshop presented by First Citizens Bank over the next few months. 

The workshops are open for anyone who wants to learn more about financial abuse, what they can do to protect themselves, and how to budget for self-sufficiency.  All attendees are kept confidential.

 

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WINE TO WOMENADE - WAS HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021

~A girls night for a good cause~

This event was held at Cafe Rule & Wine Bar in Hickory.  All proceeds went directly into WRC's Womenade fund, which assists women experiencing temperory setbacks or unexpected hardships.

Click here for details on our Womenade Financial Assistance program.  

 

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ART IN THE PARK - WAS HELD ON SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021

    

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, Women’s Resource Center hosted Art in the Park. This inaugural event was held in the Ivey Arboretum/Sally Fox Park in Hickory- where the Women’s Resource Center House is located.   

Guests enjoyed a variety of local art, a silent auction, food trucks, live music and more!

This event was originally set for May 30, 2020 but had to be postponed twice due to the pandemic.   In spite of all this, this event was a great success and will serve as our signature fundraising event in upcoming years.

        

     

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GIVING TUESDAY - December 1, 2020

(This section for additional past events is under construction )