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Love, Hair and Happiness
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

On Sunday, February 16th, area salons and volunteers will have a Valentine’s Day party at the YWCA Canton. Our guests will be from both the women, children’s and men’s homeless shelters; YWCA Canton and Refuge of Hope. Permanent Supportive Housing buildings Gateway I and II and New Beginnings. We will be providing haircuts, waxing, massage and manicures for all guests, free of charge. We also provide food, book bags full of donated items, crafts, face painting, balloon animals and even princess entertainment!

If you would like to donate items, your services or money to this special event, please contact Yvonne Reese, Love Hair and Happiness Event Coordinator by email at:

Items Needed for the event are below… new items only please

Women & Men:
Deodorant, feminine products, small travel toiletries, mouth wash, toothpaste,toothbrush, body wash, shampoo, conditioner,razors, body lotion, cologne, shave cream, razors, after shave, combs, bath soap, brushes, nail polish remover, cotton, Q-tips, travel size toiletries, underwear (all
sizes), men’s t-shirts (all sizes), journals, pens, note pads, magazines, nail polish remover, cotton, Q-tips, hats, gloves, scarves, sunglasses, socks, slipper socks, travel laundry soap, jewelry, makeup, combs, brushes, barrettes, headbands, ponytail holders, books, bus passes, wallets, note pads, pencils, magazines, adult coloring books, puzzles, colored pencils, anything small and fun to fit in their backpacks!

Children (Boys, Girls and Infants):
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, combs, brushes, teen deodorant, diapers, formula, wipes, teething rings, underwear, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, blankets, socks, bottles, slippers, books, crafts, small dolls and stuffed animals, headbands, hair ties, bows, small trucks, cars, action figures, balls, teething rings, rattles, baby spoons, sippy cups, coloring books, crayons, colored pencils, playdough, puzzles, play makeup, nail polish, stickers, craft paper and play scissors, small toys, back packs

Food/Supplies for the Event (120 guests):
Subs, pizza, cookies, cakes, pies, brownies
Craft supplies and crafts/ unisex easy to-do projects



Annual Meeting
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual Meeting @ YWCA Canton

The 111th YWCA Canton Annual Meeting

The YWCA Canton invites you to attend our 111th Annual Meeting to be held Monday, May 18, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at the YWCA Canton located at 231 Sixth St. NE Canton, OH 44702.

The evening will provide the opportunity to learn more about the YWCA Canton, our services and network with the YWCA Canton Board of Directors and staff.

Light refreshments will be served.

Women’s Hall of Fame 2020
May 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Since 1990, the YWCA has honored 186 Stark County women and exceptional female high school students. These women have made extraordinary contributions to their family, workplace and/or community and display a dedication to our mission.

We will celebrate our 30th Annual Women’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the Kent State University Stark Conference Center at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

More information to come

YWCA Canton’s Sip and Stroll
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
YWCA Canton's Sip and Stroll @ TBD

The 2nd Annual YWCA Canton’s Sip and Stroll fundraiser will take place on Saturday, September 12th

More information to come!