The WSC2020 Celebration marked the 100th anniversary of women receiving the vote by encouraging women’s groups and civic organizations in northern Illinois to present a wide range of educational and artistic events, displays and exhibits. The celebration concluded with the dedication in August, 2021, of the Rockford Women's Suffrage Pavilion at 200 Y Blvd., Rockford. Womanspace served as artistic coordinator for this community-wide project, working cooperatively with members of 12 other women's and civic groups as the Women's Suffrage Centennial Steering Committee.
Womanspace believes strongly in the wonderful work that Carpenter's Place is doing everyday to help community members in transition. We support them by providing meals monthly for residents of the Women in Transition program, as well as collecting donations of personal care item throughout the year.
For the past several years, Womanspace has served as a drop-off site for Two Men and a Truck's Movers for Moms collection drive. The drive collects goods for mothers living in shelters in celebration of Mother’s Day. Two Men and a Truck delivers the collected items to local shelters, including Remedies Renewing Lives domestic violence shelter.
10,000 FACE MASKS INITIATIVE
From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis in early 2020 when there was a very limited supply of face masks, Womanspace coordinated over 200 wonderful volunteers & donors to gather supplies and sew many masks. We then distributed these masks (13,355 masks in all) throughout the community, especially to essential workers and high risk facilities. We are so proud of the incredible feat that we accomplished as a team. We will never know how many lives might have been saved as a result of this effort but it is safe to say it was worth all of our time and effort. Thanks again to Annie Mohaupt and Justin Walker of Mohop, to our sponsors, Rockford Rotary and Rotary District 6420, Peak Medical Home Care, Mila Carlson & Associates, Massage Envy - Rockford and the Northern Illinois Care Coalition, and to our many volunteers.
Womanspace has partnered with RAASE to help further their mission of ending the demand for sexually exploited individuals through preventive measures, victim protection, accountability of violators, and community engagement. An example of a successful joint initiative was our Vagina Monologues performance, which raised $3200 for RAASE.