Holiday Giving with YWCA

Each holiday season, through the generosity of compassionate donors, YWCA Knoxville and the Tennessee Valley is able to provide gifts for our clients. Please consider donating this year towards our holiday gift drive. Frequent client requests include:
  • Gift cards for gas and grocery
  • Self-care items (blankets, lotions, perfumes, nail polishes, etc.)
  • Family board games
  • Footballs and basketballs
  • Art supplies
Monetary gifts can be donated here, all monetary donations will be used by YWCA staff to purchase holiday items. Detailed client wish lists can be provided upon request. If you are interested in learning more or sponsoring a family, contact Ally Slavick, Director of Communications, at or call (865) 523-6126. 

Lights on After School

Last month, YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center hosted their Lights on After School event to call attention to the importance of after school programming. This fun-filled evening was a success filled with food, games, and fall activities! Learn more about how Phyllis Wheatley Center staff empowers youth everyday by clicking here

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

YWCA held our 8th annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign in October. All month long, YW advocates were out in the community raising awareness of domestic violence by hosting educational workshops and trainings. Staff painted the town purple through the hanging of purple ribbons across Downtown Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Additionally, local businesses supported DVAM efforts through percentage nights benefitting the YWCA's life-saving victim advocacy services. Thank you Moe's Southwest GrillBlaze Pizza, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Hard Knox PizzaFreddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, and Cruze Farm for your support!

37th Annual Tribute to Women Gala this Week 

Last month, YWCA's 37th Annual Tribute to Women Gala was held at The Mill & Mine, honoring women across a variety of industries for their accomplishments and impact in East Tennessee. See below for our 2022 Honorees:
Arts & Culture Honoree: Rose Weaver
Business & Industry Honoree: Ali Fraley
Community Enhancement Honoree: Dr. Kimberly Fortner
Education Honoree: Arleńe Amarante
Emerging Leader Honoree: Abby Ham
Racial & Social Justice Honoree: Cynthia Finch
Science, Technology, and Environment Honoree: Rose Montgomery

Click here to view the complete list of all 21 finalists.

Meet our Newest Members of the YWCA Team!

 Lukas Gonzalez FTAP Site Coordinator
Angi Khalil
Front Desk Clerk 
Ally Slavick
Director of Communications
Rebecca Smith
Front Desk Clerk 

We Are Hiring!

YWCA is seeking energetic individuals to join our team. Some of our open positions include:  
  • Anderson County Mobility Mentor
  • Assistant Director of the Phyllis Wheatley Center
  • Director of Development (Downtown)
  • GameChangers Mentor Recruitment Coordinator (Part-Time, Downtown)
  • Front Desk Clerk - (PRN & Part-Time, Downtown)
See the descriptions and applications on our Careers Page
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