Roberta Donnay International Women’s Day Benefit Concert for W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

Hey friends! Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band has kindly chosen W.O.M.A.N., Inc. as their International Women’s Day benefit concert beneficiary!

WHEN:  Thursday, March 8 — 7:30-10:00 pm

International Women’s Day Benefit Concert for W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

WHERE:  Throckmorton Theatre


142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley

VIP Meet & Greet:  6 pm

Tickets:  $25-$45


WHEN:  Saturday, March 10 — 8:30-10:00 pm

Benefit Concert for W.O.M.A.N., Inc.

WHERE:  Throckmorton Theatre

142 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley

VIP Meet & Greet: 7:30pm

Tickets:  $25-45

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Thank you for supporting our Annual Adopt-A-Family Program!

2017 was an intense year. There were so many things happening around the world and even here close to home in California that put stresses on everyone. But with everything going on in the world folks were still able to make donations to our Adopt a Family Program. This program goes on every year during the holiday season, where folks and businesses are able to make donations, gifts or gift cards, to survivors of domestic violence and their families. Adopt a Family program brought in $860+ donations in the form of gift cards and gifts, a little less than previous years but these donations were still able to put smiles on our participants and their families. One participant said “I always look forward to the holiday season at W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Working 2 jobs has been stressful and I am only able to provide the minimum for my kids so I always look forward to this program because I know I will be able to give my kids something for the holidays.”

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. would like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has made Adopt a Family possible. A very special thank you to Cole Hardware for always thinking of us during the holiday season & for collecting Adopt a Family donations at their stores this year. Thanks to them, we received over $8,000 in monetary contributions. Without all of your generous donations this program would not be possible.

We would like to encourage people to think about making a donation to our Adopt a Family program to help support our participants and their families this year, 2018, during the holiday season.


2017 fue un año intenso. Hubo tantas cosas sucediendo alrededor del mundo e incluso aquí en California que puso estrés en todos. Pero con todo lo que sucedió la gente todavía pudo hacer una donación a nuestro programa Adopt a Family (Adoptar una Familia). Este programa se hace cada año durante las fiestas navideñas, adonde la gente o negocios pueden hacer donaciones, tarjetas de regalos o regalos, a sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica y a sus familias. El programa recaudó $860+ donaciones en forma de tarjetas de regalo y regalos, un poco menos que años anteriores, pero estas donaciones todavia hicieron a nuestros participantes sonreir. Una participante dijo “Siempre espero con ansias las fiestas navideñas en WOMAN Inc. Trabajar 2 trabajos ha sido estresante y solo puedo brindar el mínimo para mis hijos, así que siempre espero este programa porque sé que podré darles a mis hijos algo para las fiestas navideñas.”

W.O.M.A.N., Inc.; quisiera agradecer a todos los que han hecho posible Adopt a Family. Un agradecimiento muy especial a Cole Hardware por estar siempre pensar en nosotros durante las fiestas navideñas y por recaudar donaciones en sus tiendas este año. Gracias a ellos, recibimos más de $ 8,000 en contribuciones monetarias. Sin sus generosas donaciones, este programa no sería posible.

Nos gustaría invitarlos a pensar en hacer una donación a nuestro programa de Adopt a Family para apoyar a nuestras participantes y sus familias este año, 2018, durante las fiestas navideñas.

Shop at Cole Hardware & Support W.O.M.A.N., Inc. This Holiday Season!

For yet another year, Cole Hardware, has generously offered to support W.O.M.A.N., Inc. this holiday season.

There are 3 ways you can help Cole Hardware support us:

  1. Donate a gift or gift card of your choice at one of their locations and they will donate them to our Adopt-A-Family program for you.
  2. Donate to their spare change jars or offer a monetary donation when checking out
    • Cole Hardware regularly collects spare change and donates the collection to a different cause every month. For the month of December, they are donating their collected spare change and check-out donations to W.O.M.A.N., Inc!
  3.  Purchase a Cole Hardware gift card for our Adopt-a-Family Program.
    • You can purchase these gift cards at one of their locations or on their website by following this link.

Cole Hardware has various locations in the Bay Area and you can visit any of them to bolster their efforts to support us!  In San Francisco, you can visit them Downtown, in Cole Valley, Mission District and Russian Hill. In Oakland, they have a location in the Rockridge area. For more information, please click here.

Many thanks to Cole Hardware for their continued support! Community members like you make a huge difference in our efforts to create healing, empowering spaces for domestic violence survivors and their loved ones. We appreciate all that you’ve done and continue to do for us!

Thank you! We’ve raised over $10,000 during Domestic Violence Awareness Month!

During this year’s Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge, we had 13 board members, staff members, and volunteers join our W.O.M.A.N., Inc. fundraising team. Throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the collective effort of our fundraisers and donors brought in over $10,000 in unrestricted funding for our organization — over $6,000 from the Purple Purse Challenge and over $3,000 in general donations. In addition to that, we won Bonus Challenge prizes amounting to $600! We can’t thank you enough for your support. 

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Many thanks to Katherine Jeffery who served as our board liaison and to everyone who donated and helped us spread the word. And, of course, thanks a million to our amazing fundraisers:

Mary Kate Bacalao
Elida Margarita Bautista
Stephanie Colorado
Bibiana Gutierrez
Blase Hents
Jadma Jazzer
Katherine Jeffery
Loki The Yorkie & Alicia Padillapaz
Sarah Lee
Mary Martinez
Adilia Preciado
Shaena Spoor
Alice Yom
Jill Zawisza

All money raised goes straight back to our programs and services that support survivors, their friends and family 24/7. To learn more about the work you are supporting, please visit our website at

We Could Win up to $100,000 — Support W.O.M.A.N., Inc. in The 2017 Purple Purse Challenge!

Friends! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and there are many ways you can get involved to show your support for survivors. One way is by helping your local domestic violence organizations keep their programs strong by fundraising & donating. For the 3rd year in a row, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has been selected to participate in Allstate’s Annual Purple Purse Challenge, a nationwide initiative to raise money for organizations doing the critical work to support domestic violence survivors in their communities. Last year they were able to raise a collective $3 million for domestic violence organizations across the U.S. This is an incredible, month-long fundraising opportunity and we need YOUR help to make it a success.

What is the Purple Purse Challenge exactly? 
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Thank you for supporting Dismantling & Rebuilding: An Evening for Stronger, Safer Communities!

We want to send a BIG thank you to everyone who supported Dismantling and Rebuilding: An Evening for Stronger, Safer Communities. On April 28th, we celebrating our Executive Director Jill Zawisza’s 20 years of leadership in the domestic violence field and her 10th anniversary with W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Dismantling & Rebuilding was about anti-oppression, intersectional feminism, collaboration across difference, and holding collective power. Inspired by the words of Audre Lorde, “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” the event sought to promote stronger, safer communities rooted in intersectionality and inclusion. Board, staff, volunteers and community members came together to celebrate with art, music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. With everyone’s support, the W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board was able to put together a heartwarming and fun event that raised over $7,000 for domestic violence survivors, their friends and family.

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W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Guest Bartends at Tonic

A BIG thank you to everyone who came out to support our guest bar tending fundraiser at Tonic!

On Thursday,  March 23rd, W.O.M.A.N., Inc. board members, staff and volunteers got behind the bar to raise funds for our programs that support survivors of domestic violence. With the help of one of their bartenders, the group learned how to mix drinks and pour draft beers for the crowd. Between 6pm and 9pm, 100% of the tips collected went straight back to W.O.M.A.N. Inc. Thanks to our team & community support, we were able to draw in over 50 people and raise nearly $1,000! 


Much gratitude for our amazing team members who donated their time to support this successful event: 

Guest Bartenders:

Mary Kate Bacalao, WINC Board President
Christina Bulman, Support Line Volunteer
Jaymie Frazier, Outreach Boo
April Hall, Support Line Volunteer
Kathy Jeffery, WINC Board Member
Lauren McCaffrey, Support Line Volunteer
Genevieve Miranda, Support Line Volunteer
Samantha Wong, Support Line Volunteer

Volunteer: Sarah Lee, Support Line Advocate

Volunteer Photographer:  Alex Orozco

Check out photos from the event here.

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