We recently had the pleasure of attending the 27th Annual Women of Distinction Awards hosted by a long time Payday Family Member;  the YWCA of South Hampton Roads . The Executive Director of the YWCA, Ruth Jones, is an inspiration to us all. Every day, Ruth is helping empower women and striving to eliminate racism. This year the YWCA celebrated 13 women from many walks of life that have the same philosophy as Ruth.

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Chris Mabe and Ruth Jones 

One of the honorees is another Payday partner, Shirley Baldwin. Shirley is a CPA at Wall Einhorn & Chernitzer, PC. Besides being a leading tax expert in Hampton Roads with over 20 years’ experience, she is generous with her time, energy and of course, her checkbook!

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Shirley Baldwin and Chris Mabe

One of the many programs the YWCA operates is the TCC Child Development Centers, located on the Tidewater Community College campuses in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. The Centers enable low-income parents to access high quality childcare for their children ages 2 ½ - 12 years old. The services include part-day preschool, after-school care, drop in services for enrolled participants and partial scholarships.

It is an honor to be associated with Ruth Jones and the YWCA of South Hampton Roads.