Give to YWCA Lancaster

We can only continue providing our essential programs and services to the Lancaster County community with the generosity of supporters like you.

Donate to YWCA Lancaster

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: Empower Women, Eliminate Racism, Endowment Fund, Special Projects or Where 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 full scholarship to YWCA Lancaster’s 3-day Anti-Racism Analysis which arms participants with a foundational analysis of the systemic and institutional power of racism

In-Kind Donations

YWCA Lancaster gratefully accepts the following donations for our Residence Program:

  • NEW twin sheets, blankets and comforters
  • NEW towel sets
  • NEW hygiene products like soap, shampoo, razors, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, combs, lotion, etc.
  • Bus Passes

Endowment Fund

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 Trustees. Our goal is to grow contributions to our fund by 15% each year for the next 10 years.

Special Projects

YWCA Lancaster has been housed in our beautiful, historic building at 110 N. Lime Street since 1917. It takes a lot of work and an amazing team of professionals to keep our building in top shape. Consider contributing to our current special projects:

HVAC and Heat – $157,000

Essential HVAC safety equipment needs to be purchased for professionals to service our rooftop. In addition, the single boiler used to heat 60,000 square feet of space is leaking and in need of repair. As we head into a cold winter, 40 female residents and their children, as well as the women and children of our emergency Winter Shelter rely on us for a warm, safe place to rest.

Floor Restoration – $25,000

As a busy childcare facility, it is imperative that we maintain a clean and safe building. Though our maintenance staff provide excellent daily cleaning and care, some of our flooring is worn through and in need of replacement. New flooring is particularly needed in our first-floor lobby as well as in a few of our childcare rooms.