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Local organizations compete in coat donations for charity

By Ashley Morse | November 12, 2014

Coats with Heart, a winter clothing donation drive ending Friday, kicks off next week’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.This week marks the second anniversary of Coats with Heart, a program where people donate winter clothing to participating...

Women’s Center to hold shopping fair

By Northern Star Staff | December 5, 2013

A holiday shopping fair will fund the DeKalb Area Women’s Center winter bills.The center’s Holiday Shopping Fair will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1021 State St.Vendors will offer photography, handmade crafts and more. Proceeds...

Winter coat drive collecting items

By Northern Star Staff | November 13, 2013

Sigma Lambda Sigma and the DeKalb Area Women’s Center are sponsoring a winter coat and outerwear drive.Collection is taking place through Nov. 22 at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St., Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. or by appointment by calling...

Artwork shows labors of Indian women

By Keisha Howerth | November 4, 2013

The November exhibit at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center hopes to inspire interest in India.The Experiences in India art show will be on display through Nov. 22 at the DeKalb Area Women’s Center, 1021 State St. The exhibit is free and can be viewed...

Women’s Center treats DeKalb to music, fun at shopping fair

By Alex Yorko | December 2, 2012

DeKalb residents showed their support by shopping at a DeKalb Area Women’s Center holiday fair. The DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC), 1021 State St., hosted its 18th annual Holiday Shopping Fair on Saturday. Artists, crafters and home-based businesses...

DeKalb Area Women’s Center looking for volunteers

By Maria Ahmad | September 12, 2012

The DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC), 1021 State Street, is an organization run by volunteers whose goal is to eliminate sexism and celebrate all women. The director, Anna Marie Coveny is also a volunteer at the center. According to the DeKalb nonprofit...

The art of womanhood

The art of womanhood

By Lindsey Diehl | January 25, 2012

"Fragile," seen here, is part of February's exhibition Soulular Flare by NIU student Liz Howell.

Domestic violence vigil helps battered women share ’empowering’ experience

By Kelly Bauer | October 3, 2011

A brown paper tree, its rainbow-colored leaves decorated with the dreams and hopes of abuse survivors, was a focal point at Monday night's "Fallen Leaves Bring New Growth" domestic violence vigil. Self-expression through artwork like the paper tree and...

Volunteer’s offer their time at local Women’s Center

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | October 31, 2010

Art enthusiasts, history buffs, and women all over the community volunteer their time and talents at the DeKalb Area Women's Center, 1021 State St. This all-volunteer non-profit organization offers a wide variety of events and programs throughout the...