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Strengthen Cumberland County by supporting programs and services that promote racial justice and personal empowerment

Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting YWCA Carlisle. You change lives. Over the past 95+ years, YWCA Carlisle has helped thousands of women, girls, men, and families create a better future through programs and services that foster personal empowerment and community enrichment. Your generosity provides residents throughout Cumberland County with access to the support, tools, and opportunities needed to transform their lives and ensure that they achieve their full potential in a world without violence, racism and discrimination.

We know that every dollar counts, and hope that you will support our critical work today by making a tax-deductible gift today. Click on the Donate Today button above. Or, if you prefer, send a check made out to YWCA Carlisle to: YWCA Carlisle, 301 G Street, Carlisle PA 17013. To make a donation by phone, please call us at (717) 243-3818.

Help Us Meet the Match

YWCA Carlisle seeks YOUR support to ‘meet’ a $30,000 Challenge awarded by the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation For Enhancing Communities. This grant challenges YWCA Carlisle to raise funds in return for a $3-to-$1 match. Only new and increased gifts to YWCA Carlisle will be matched and are sure to make a deeper impact on the agency’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women and girls. To have your gift matched, simply make a donation between now and December 16, 2016. Thank you for your support and consideration!
Here are some of the grant particulars:
All new or increased gifts made to YWCA Carlisle will be matched (up to $500)
Matching Gift Challenge is a 3:1 match, which means the Greater Harrisburg Foundation will match $1 for every $3 we raise.
YWCA must raise $22,500 in new and increased gifts to match the $7,500 award

Support Our Annual Fund

This spring, we launched our Annual Fund campaign which helps to support all the costs of the organization that aren’t covered by grants, program fees, and corporate gifts. Annual Fund contributions ensure the long-term sustainability of YWCA Carlisle. Please keep in mind that this year, all new and increased contributions to our Annual Fund will be matched through the Challenge grant.

2016 Annual Fund

2016 Annual Fund

Wish List Items

YWCA Carlisle is continually grateful for the generosity of our Cumberland County community, and we still need your support. In order to meet the most pressing needs in the community, we maintain a “wish list” of items that can be uses in our preschool classrooms, for youth programming, or provide for clients.

Our wish list includes:
Diapers (all sizes) - Preschool and Gather The Women programs
Underwear (all sizes girls and women) - Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services program
Gift cards of $10 to stores or restaurants - Youth programs
Small, sturdy bookshelf - Preschool program
Digital camera - General use
Office chair with wheels - General use

Angel Tree

Each November, YWCA Carlisle offers the community an opportunity to sponsor a ceramic angel ornament that is displayed on a holiday tree in our lobby. The angel ornaments can be purchased in honor of or in memory of an individual, and the name is clearly noted on the Angel when it is placed on the tree. Handwritten thank you notes are sent to our generous donors, along with an acknowledgement letter that is mailed to the honoree that invites them to view their angel. This is a great opportunity to honor a loved one, and provides an excellent opportunity to make an year-end tax-deductible gift as well!

Thank you to our current sponsors: