Our Community: YWCA and ESD

Erika Larimer, Koné Consulting and  Alicia Crank,  YWCA Corporate Relations Officer and  candidate for Edmonds City Council  meet at YWCA’s temporary housing site to exchange donated bags. The site features 28 apartments, a small playground and garden and gives women and their children a safe haven while awaiting permanent housing.

Erika Larimer, Koné Consulting and Alicia Crank, YWCA Corporate Relations Officer and candidate for Edmonds City Council meet at YWCA’s temporary housing site to exchange donated bags. The site features 28 apartments, a small playground and garden and gives women and their children a safe haven while awaiting permanent housing.

We had the pleasure last month of hosting a networking event designed to kick-off summer and bring together women in our community, including those running for our local city council. What a great opportunity to get to know those who are working hard to help shape a future which recognizes everyone’s right to live healthy, safe and equitable lives in our town.

Thanks to our guests generous donations, we were able to donate food and hygiene items to our local food bank as well as over two dozen handbags to our local YWCA for their upcoming Women Rise Career Workshop. Attendees will learn how to take their careers to the next level through resume and interview skills workshops. To learn how to support your local food bank, visit Feeding America. If you are interested in volunteering for YWCA Women Rise Career Workshop, contact Alicia Crank, corporate relations officer, at 206-490-4372 or acrank@ywcaworks.org.

In other news, Koné Consulting was recognized at a luncheon for businesses which partner with the Edmonds School District’s job training program for students with disabilities – our annual holiday calendar and card mailing are prepared by students in the Work Experience program. Although the event was designed to thank businesses, we know WE are the ones who benefit from this partnership as the students do an exceptional job!

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