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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.

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Our gracious donors give for a variety of reasons and we are grateful for their loyalty and social philanthropic leadership.
“I was emotionally moved to help the women, girls and boys in our community and help provide support for positive programs at YWCA Carlisle such as summer camp”
“I was fortunate to have role models when growing up and wanted to help ensure others do so by supporting YWCA Carlisle programs and services. “I wanted to honor a loved one and providing a donation to YWCA Carlisle was a long term and positive way to memorialize their life and community service.”

Support Our Annual Fund

Each year our spring Annual Fund Appeal gathers donors to help support all the costs of the organization realizes and is responsible for that aren’t covered by grants, program fees, and corporate gifts.

Annual Fund contributions ensure the long-term sustainability of YWCA Carlisle so thank you for your gifts and continued support!

2019 100th Anniversary Annual Fund Campaign
2019 100th Anniversary Annual Fund Campaign

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:
Pads and tampons - YWCA Carlisle’s NEW Pad Pantry Program
Underwear (all sizes girls and women) - Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services program
Gift cards of $10 to stores or restaurants - Youth programs
Diverse books, craft supplies - Preschool program

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 for an end-of-year gift!
Thank you for an end-of-year gift!

Thank you to our current sponsors: