Give to YWCA Lancaster

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, and we are reopening slowly, 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.

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In-Kind Donations

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.

$32 can provide

Breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack for one child in our YWonderful Kids Program for a week.

$77 can provide

One in-home parent empowerment session with a trained mentor to address parenting challenges.

$245 can provide

A private counseling session for a survivor of sexual assault and a separate session for their loved one.

$548 can provide

One month rent for a room in our Kepler Hall Residence.

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