YWCA Week Without Violence

October 16 - 20, 2017

YWCA Week Without Violence, held each October is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls with YWCAs across the country and around the world.

The Marshalltown Y is supporting this event in several ways.  See below:

Domestic Violence Awareness Display
The Y and Marshalltown NIOT (Not In Our Town) will be posting a display of flags on the Marshall County Courthouse lawn from Oct 16-20.  These flags represent the incidence of domestic violence in Marshalltown.

Donate items for Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) - Crisis Services
Donation box available in the Y Lobby from October 5th - 20th.  

Items needed include:

  • Diapers (size newborn through 5)
  • Baby wipes
  • Bottles & bottle brushes
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Baby wash, shampoo and lotion
  • Rattles & small infant toys
  • Developmental toys (up to 36 months)
  • Teething rings
  • Pacifiers
  • Safety First thermometeres
  • Infant sleepers / sleep sacks
  • Infant socks
  • Infant wash cloths
  • Infant fingernail clippers
  • First spoons and bowls
  • First Aid kits
  • Formula (Similac brand)
  • Sippy cups with handles


Fit Kids Afterschool Program Participants will decorate hands with positive activities and make kindness stones to place around the campus and Mega 10 Park.  

Swim Lesson Participants will participate in team-building water games and activities that incorporate swim skills.