Events

Like every non-profit fund, Women Have Options hosts fundraising events every year.

Each spring, we participate in the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon, sponsored by the National Network of Abortion Funds, where abortion funds across the country go bowling for choice. Local activists, pro-choice groups, and businesses form teams to raise money for abortion access—and then we celebrate with a bowling party!

We also hold other events throughout the year—sometimes a wine tasting, sometimes a jewelry party, sometimes house parties, sometimes an annual meeting with our allies and supporters. Look below, join our mailing list or our Facebook page to find out what we’re planning, and how you can get involved.

If you would like to host an event to raise money for WHO/O email us!


 

  • ROE Together

    We know 2017 will bring many challenges to abortion access and reproductive health care in Ohio. What we need to learn is how to fight and who will stand with us. The Freedom of Choice Ohio coalition is hosting a series of activist bootcamps. Join us and you'll learn about legislation, messaging, and tactics to continue the fight for sexual freedom.

    Event Pages

    Columbus 2/8/17:

     

    Cincinnati 1/31/17:

     

    Cleveland 2/9/17:

     

    Dayton 2/18/17:

     

    Toledo (Coming Soon)

    Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Statewide - see individual events
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  • Bowl-a-Thon KICK OFF Party!

    It's time to pull out your costumes, your glam and your most enticing fundraising strategies for WHO/O 8th annual Abortion Access Bowl-a-thon! The Women Have Options goal for 2017 is to raise $35K. Money WHO/O raises directly funds abortion access for low-income folks in Ohio.

    At the kick-off event you can register your team, meet other bowlers, and get some great advice from some of last year's most successful fundraisers. PINS has donated a couple of lanes to practice your sweet moves. Bowl-a-thon registration isn't live yet, but join us and be among the first to sign up!

    *SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BOWL-A-THON: APRIL 29, 2017*

    Please email bowlathon@womenhaveoptions.org with questions or sponsorship opportunities. 

    Thursday, March 02, 2017 at 04:00 PM · 44 rsvps
    Pins Mechanical Company in Columbus, OH
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  • Swap For Our Sisters

    Our closets are overflowing with awesome clothes that we never wear, accessories bought on a whim, shoes that have only been worn once (or sometimes twice), so much feminist swag, and all this has much more life left. 

    Let’s put those items to use, be green, save some green, and give some green!

    How it works:
    Entry is $10. 

    Tickets available online or at the event.

    Facebook event link to invite your friends: HERE

    Empty your closets of unwanted items that are gently, barely or never used (clothes, dressy scarves, outerwear, shoes, costume jewelry, sunglasses and purses) and bring them to St Stephen's Episcopal Church on March 24 between 4:30-8pm to get your “golden ticket” that allows you to take unlimited items at the swap the next day. 

    A massive amount of clothing will be available during the exchange and volunteers will arrange it into our fabulous Swap for Our Sisters boutique. The swap is from 11am-6pm on Saturday: come at any time and stay as long as you wish. It should be a fun party the whole time!

    If you bring clothes on the days of the exchange, you may take as many items as you brought, in addition to the complimentary 10 items with your ticket. Additional items $1. 

    Dressing rooms will be available to try things on.

    At the end of the swap leftover items will be donated to various community groups including those serving teens in need and LGBTQ youth, also rural career closets, prom programs, refugee and immigrant groups, domestic violence shelters and the Volunteers of America Thrift Store. If your group would like to partner with us and leftover donated items please email info@womenhaveoptions.org 

    The full range of genders are welcome at this swap! We work hard to make sure that everyone is comfortable attending and participating as who they are. All adult clothing is welcome and available!

    Drop-off: FRIDAY March 24, 2017, 4:30-8p
    The Swap: SATURDAY March 25, 2017, 11a-6p

    Some common courtesy notes: Items should be clean and in good condition, without holes, rips, or stains. If you don’t think others would want it please don’t bring it. Fun/ bizarre items encouraged! You may bring adult clothing, shoes, accessories (purses, scarves, etc.) Bring feminist swag and flair to find a new home. Please, no children’s clothing. If you have any long items, like dresses & coats, please bring them on hangers.

    Friday, March 24, 2017 at 04:30 PM through March 26, 2017 · $10.00 USD · 10 rsvps
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  • Bowl-a-thon

    Oh, it's on! And it's spectacular. Every year, WHO/O supporters take it to the alleys--the bowling alleys--to raise money for abortion access in Ohio! Start a Team or Join a Team: https://bowl.nnaf.org/campa…/Women-Have-Options-Ohio/c115767 

    Here's how it works: get a few friends together to start a team or join a team (come up with a great name) and help us bowl over barriers to abortion access. 

    As you know, discriminatory laws in Ohio have put abortions even more out of reach of many, and WHO/O is hustling overtime to try to help more people as things get harder. 

    And we really need your help! 

    Interested in limbering up your strike arm but you have a question or two? We've got answers!

    • Why should I bowl? To help WHO/O raise needed money to make abortion accessible for Ohioans
    • Where is it, again? In Columbus. Exact information about the bowling alley to come when you sign up!
    • When is it? Kickoff Event: March 2, 2017, at PINS Mechanical BOWL-A-THON: April 29, 2017
    • I can't bowl! Oh, bowling skills are not required. All you need is a sense of humor and the drive to help folks who need abortion access!
    • already signed up to bowl. That's why you're our hero! You're already making a difference! 

    While the Hyde Amendment denies abortion coverage to low-income people, people of color, and others facing barriers to abortion coverage, our bowlers won't stand for this aggression and they're doing something about it!

    2017 Choice Sponsors

    We want to thank our generous sponsors for making this event possible and for showing their commitment to making sure that ability to pay isn't a barrier to accessing your right to safe and legal abortion. Email bowlathon@womenhaveoptions.org to sponsor the event! Or get the info HERE.

    CHAMPION
    HERO
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    KICK-OFF PARTY SPONSOR: PINS MECHANICAL, WITH SUPPORT FROM POR'KETTA
    PROMOTIONAL SPONSOR: CD 102.5
    SWEETS SPONSOR: PATTYCAKE BAKERY
    PRIZE SPONSORS: YARN IT & HABERDASHERY, THE KITCHEN, SQUARE ONE SALON, SHAGBARK SEED & MILL, MADLAB

     

    Interested in Sponsoring the Bowl-a-thon? Click here!

    Check out pictures from our 2016 bowl-a-thon!

    Getting ready to bowl? Get tips on how to win at bowl-a-thon fundraising!

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Women Have Options Bowl-a-thon
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