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We recognize these three words embody what we want for our York community and who we are as an organization that currently serves more than 20,000 York County residents in a typical year. Today, I’m asking you to be part of our work to strengthen our mission to build a more Equal, Powerful & Unstoppable YWCA York. Throughout 2022, you have several opportunities to support YWCA York!

EQUAL: Make a donation to our general fund which will go to our greatest needs during another challenging year.

POWERFUL: Empower YWCA York with a donation to fund our future–growing our investments makes us more financially stable and less dependent on varying public funding streams.

UNSTOPPABLE: We are raising funds for an indoor play space for children called THE WONDER ZONE in our early learning center. A place to explore new skills and create healthy lifestyles.

We are so fortunate to live in such a generous community that understands and supports our mission.  Can we count on you?

Your gift, of any amount, is an investment that strengthens our community.

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YWCA York continues capital projects!

With your support from our capital campaign, we have completed a top to bottom renovation of ACCESS York! And the front facade at 320 E. Market Street is undergoing a complete update. Our new legal center is open and serving victims of violence in our community. THANK YOU!

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One-Time Gift

Every gift helps us reach more people in need in York County. THANK YOU for investing in the lives of the individuals we serve.

Recurring Gift

By selecting a monthly, recurring gift, you are making a sustaining impact in the lives of countless individuals in our community.

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

You can usually deduct the full fair market value of appreciated long-term assets you’ve held for more than one year, such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. In addition, if you donate stocks or other investments, you pay no capital gains tax.

For more information on donating investments, please contact Rexann Richardson, YWCA York Chief Financial Officer, at rrichardson@ywcayork.org.

Make A Gift

You may make a donation using Venmo. It couldn’t be easier. Download the app and look for YWCA YORK.

To make a tax deductible donation by mail, please send a check or money order to our Market Street office:

ATTN: Rexann Richardson
320 East Market Street
York, PA 17403

What Will Your Legacy Be?

We invite you to join our benefactors who have committed to investing in YWCA York’s future. By including YWCA York in your estate plans, you are ensuring future generations of women, children, and families will be uplifted through our programs and services. Planned gifts may be made in gifts of stocks, bonds, IRAs, life insurance, or real estate. All charitable distributions are tax-free and will provide ongoing support for the thousands of people we serve.

YWCA York is a sponsor charity of Leave A Legacy® York County. You’ll receive assistance in making a bequest to support our vital work in the community. Learn more: Click Here

In-Kind Donations

Please note that YWCA York only accepts donations of new items. We encourage you to take gently used clothing and household goods to St. Mary’s Thrift Shop at 26 E. College Avenue (717-812-9999), which provides our clients with vouchers to pick out free items.

YWCA York is grateful for in-kind donations year round of items our families can use while they’re healing from the trauma of domestic abuse. We also hold an annual Adopt A Family for the Holidays event each November which allows you to give our shelter and child care families a truly special holiday experience.

Unfortunately, due to limited available storage, we cannot accept all donations. Please check our donation wish list* to see our current needs. We appreciate your support and generosity.

Host A Fundraiser

If you would like to raise money to support some of our work by hosting a fundraiser, we would love to talk to you. You can use our guidelines to make your event a success. YWCA York can send a representative to your event and/or arrange a photo op when you drop off the proceeds. Or create a Facebook or Go Fund Me fundraiser for virtual giving.

View the Third Party Fundraiser Form: Click Here

Sponsor A Program or Event

Your company can support YWCA York through a sponsorship! Dozens of community partners benefit from making an impact in York every year while also promoting their business services to more than 2,000 participants. We highlight our sponsors in many ways throughout the year!

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, click here. 

YWCA York participates in EITC and NAP tax credit programs that benefit your company.

We are an Educational Improvement Organization and Scholarship Organization. Your business may receive a tax credit equal to 75% of its contribution to YWCA York, up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable year. The tax credit may be increased to 90% of the contribution made, up to a maximum of $750,000 per taxable, if your business agrees to provide the same amount of contribution to an organization for two consecutive years.

All EITC donations made to YWCA York help our organization deliver high quality early learning to low-income families in our community through our Early Learning Center and Quantum Opportunities Program.

YWCA York also participate in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits each year. We complete the application and do the leg work making it easier for you to participate. In 2020 we were awarded a $115,000 SPP grant for the legal center; in 2021 $80,000 towards a renovated space for our community education department. Learn more about these options on the pa.gov website: NAP

For more information about all tax credit programs, please contact Rexann Richardson, YWCA York Chief Financial Officer, at rrichardson@ywcayork.org.