Listrak In-A-Pinch Fund


The Listrak In a Pinch Fund has been established to help women accessing the services of the YWCA Lancaster with grants to cover immediate needs such as clothing for a job interview, eyeglasses, a haircut or a new pair of shoes. It provides a unique way for individuals who are trying to turn their lives around and their caseworkers with quick access to essential items.

As the brainchild of the late Carolyne Smith, the original In a Pinch Fund was founded at the YWCA Greater Harrisburg in 2004, and has helped numerous women overcome obstacles on their path to success. According to Carolyne, “When you are trying to turn your life around, sometimes it’s the tiny obstacles that prove the hardest to overcome.”

The In a Pinch Fund at the YWCA Lancaster has been made possible through a generous gift from Listrak, fulfilling a desire to give back to the communities where their employees live and work.

It is our desire that the fund will carry on its original vision, help women on their path to success, help combat racism, and write this region’s own success stories.

To make a contribution to the Listrak In a Pinch Fund, please click on the donate link below, and select the “Listrak in a Pinch Fund” in the giving category. Plus, you can send a donation to the YWCA Lancaster, 110 North Lime Street, Lancaster, PA 17602.

Contact Information:

Deb St. Onge (she/her)
Director, New Choices Career Development Program