Special Events

Our Baby Bottle Boomerang is a fundraising campaign that begins in January of each year in time with Sanctity of Human Life month and carries throughout most of the year.

 

Baby bottles are sent out throughout the community to businesses and churches who have agreed to partner with us. Those baby bottles contain information about WRC and the campaign. They are then filled with change, cash, and checks and returned to us here. Some organizations choose to deliver them back to us themselves while others arrange for a pick-up. All funds collected go directly back into supporting our Center.

If you know of a business or church that would be willing to join our Baby Bottle Boomerang, please don’t hesitate to connect us.

We host 2 annual yard sales on the lawn of Women’s Resource Center each year, once in the Spring (March) and once in the Fall (October).

We collect items all year round. We hope that you would consider donating your used items to us for the sales. We do offer tax receipts for your donations.

ITEMS ACCEPTED:

  • Children’s, Women’s, and Men’s clothing
  •  Power and hand tools
  •  Sporting and exercising equipment
  •  Bicycles
  •  Electrical goods
  •  Toys
  •  Kitchenware
  •  Empty bottles of all kinds
  •  Furniture
  •  Books
  •  Gardening equipment
  •  Costume Jewelry
  •  Blankets, quilts, bedding, etc.
  •  home decor

In May of each year, we host a 5K / walk for life. During this event participants can choose to participate in either a full 5K, a 1 mile fun run, or a 1 mile walk. Children are welcome, and families are encouraged to come and participate together. The course is certified, and awards are given to top runners.

We also have vendors there on the day of the race. If you are interested in a vendor spot, please let us know.

Here are some photos from years past:

In November of each year, we host our largest fundraiser of the year, our gala. For the past 2 years, we have added a fun Big Band theme and have named the night our Big Band Gala for Babies.

We invite our guest to come dressed in their best 30’s and 40’s apparel and join us to celebrate life and learn about and support our mission. Guests are served dinner complete with live entertainment and dancing. Guest speakers explain a little what our mission is and how they can join in supporting us.

We also host a silent auction and many fun booths at the gala including hair & makeup and photo booths.

Our celebrity guest stars have been a big hit in the years past. Local community leaders come dressed as a celebrity from the Big Band Era in hopes of winning of your votes through monetary donations.

You can get involved by sponsoring our event through one of our sponsorship opportunities, volunteering as a celebrity guest, volunteering on the planning committee, or just purchasing your ticket and attending.

Here are some photos from the years past:

Make all these events possible

Donations are accepted by the women's resource center of Gulfport in any amount. We accept payments through our website using Paypal or any other major credit card or you can choose to pay by check through the website.

We truly appreciate your generosity and your donation is tax deductible. You will receive your receipt by email.