For 130 years we have been turning on the lights and opening the doors of our historic building to meet the needs of women and families in this community. Right now we are home to 50 women, men and children every night and your support of food donations and meals enables them to limit outside trips. We are answering the sexual assault hotline 24/7 to help callers find information and safety and are supporting survivors with telehealth options for counseling and support.
We have a full staff of childcare providers ready to reopen when the time is right to serve 350 working families with top quality care in multiple locations. Your gifts, and those of other passionate donors and sponsors who are equally committed to the work of justice enable us to do this work.
Donate to YWCA Lancaster
Ways to Give
NEW - The CARES ActThe COVID-19 Relief Bill- the CARES Act- creates a new above-the-line deduction for total charitable contributions up to $300. This allows taxpayers to deduct up to $300 of their cash donations from their adjusted gross incomes without itemizing deductions. A donation of any amount can help us to continue our mission during this uncertain time.
Donate OnlinePartner with YWCA Lancaster to help continue our day-to-day operations and needed programming. Give a gift using the form on this page to support our Kepler Hall Residence Program, Sexual Assault Response, Racial Equity Program, the YWonderful Kids Childcare Program or Where Needed Most. Read more about these categories below.
Donate ItemsDonate material goods off of our list of needed items below.
Donate by MailMake checks payable to 'YWCA Lancaster' and mail to YWCA Lancaster, 110 N. Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602
Donate StockYWCA Lancaster’s Director of Finance is happy to walk you through the process of donating stock. Please contact him at your earliest convenience.
Donate TimeWe always appreciate donated time! See what opportunities are available.
During the Current COVID-19 crisis, YWCA Lancaster gratefully accepts the following donations for our Residence Program:
- UNOPENED Shelf stable foods such as cereal, rice, soup, pasta, sauces
- UNOPENED Protective supplies such as face coverings and gloves, hand soap and sanitizer, sanitizing wipes
- NEW Twin size sheet sets; blanket, comforters and towel sets.
- NEW personal hygiene products for women, men or children. Body wash, shampoo and conditioner-for multi-textural hair, razors, toothpaste, combs, lotion, etc.
Where Does My Donation Go?
YWCA Lancaster’s core mission initiatives of social justice and empowerment allow us to address systemic issues and draw from human experience to achieve healing, restoration and hope. Choose your donation category of choice, and watch your gift make a lasting impact: our Kepler Hall Residence Program, Sexual Assault Response, Racial Equity Institute, YWonderful Kids childcare program or where the donation is needed most.
$25 can provide
a school-age child the opportunity to attend a packed day of YWCA summer camp fun with swimming, field trips and meals, while allowing their families to work.
$100 can provide
a one-hour counseling session for a survivor of sexual assault as well as supplemental materials like journals and books designed to aid in their holistic healing and positive reintegration.
$250 can provide
a matching scholarship to YWCA Lancaster’s 2.5-day Racial Equity Institute which arms participants with a foundational analysis of the systemic and institutional power of racism.
Give a lasting gift to ensure YWCA Lancaster’s essential services continue. Contributions to YWCA Lancaster’s Endowment Fund are structured so that the principle amount contributed and invested remains intact, while Investment Income Annual Earnings are available for YWCA Lancaster to use to operate efficiently. Our Endowment Fund is managed by Fulton Financial Corporation, and funds are restricted and governed by YWCA’s Board of Directors. Our goal is to grow contributions to our fund by 15% each year for the next 10 years.