We are excited to partner with Transitions! EWI of Spokane members have the opportunity to contribute to Transitions by volunteer services or by donating items that are needed by bringing them to our monthly meetings.

Transitions is a community based organization who provide for Women and Children in the Spokane area with shelter, protection and invaluable life skills. Most women who come to Transitions are homeless either on their own or with their children. Miryam’s House provides for single women who have come from homelessness, abuse, or addiction. Transitional Living Center provides for women and their children who also come from homelessness or abuse. Along with providing shelter, Transitions introduces women back in to the work force. New Leaf Bakery Café is one of Transitions most beneficial programs. There, women learn skills from cooking and baking to customer service. Theses essential skills prepare the women to re-enter the work force, allowing them to care for themselves and their children.

Transitions has a number of volunteer opportunities available. Come to EduCare on Monday nights between 5-7pm and play with the children while their moms are in training. Or, become a job mentor! Help women with job searching, interviewing or resume building.

To volunteer or to find out more information about Transitions, please visit their website at

Literacy Initiative

EWI is committed to the international promotion of literacy, which has been the focus of EWI's philanthropy projects since 1992. EWI members dedicate their time and talents to a variety of philanthropy projects to increase literary awareness among both children and adults. EWI Chapters across North America have enlisted the aid of corporations, writers, teachers, and many others to promote reading and writing opportunities to children. Projects vary from Chapter to Chapter but all with the same goal, to make a lasting and positive impact on our communities.

Reading Rallies

"Reading Rally" events are one of the ways EWI promotes literacy in the community. Throughout the years, these events have enriched lives by gaining knowledge, meeting a diverse group of people, and making a difference in today’s youth across the nation. It has made a difference for more than 17,000 children across the country.

Check the calendar of events for information regarding our next reading rally.