DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The YWCA has been serving the greater Dayton community for 148 years, and the community has been behind them the entire time, showing support.
So, on Giving Tuesday, the YWCA decided to flip the script and say thank you for all the support over the years by buying people coffee.
"This year, we decided to look at #GivingTuesday from the over side," director of development and corporate giving at YWCA Dayton Marshall Weil said. "We have so many amazing community supporters who help YW thrive, and this is our chance to give back to them instead of asking them to give again to us. We can never overstate our gratitude to the amazing people who forward our mission by giving all throughout the year."
So far this year, 820 volunteers have given nearly 3,000 hours of service, more than $43,000 worth of food, clothing, household and hygiene products have been donated and 320 people helped YW raise $46,500 for the Purple Purse Challenge, making it the most successful one yet.
People were able to pick up the free coffee at Table 33 in Dayton and The Bistro at Eagles Point in Preble County, both of which are in communities that they serve.