April 16 – Passover Seder Joe and Maria Levenstein invite you to experience the traditional foods, practices, and symbols of the Jewish Passover Seder. April 16, 1-3 p.m., at the YWCA, 909 Fairfield Road. Registration is required by March 31. Email Nancy Lilley or call 717.334.9191 ext. 115
April 17, 2023 – Until Justice Just Is – YWCA is excited to announce the launch of the YWCA Racial Justice Challenge; the Racial Justice Challenge is the action component for the Until Justice Just Is campaign, which will run throughout the month of April to raise awareness of systemic racism and how each of us can take action to advance justice. Previously known as the Stand Against Racism Challenge or 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge, the YWCA Racial Justice Challenge was developed by YWCA Greater Cleveland in 2019. YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County is excited to be partnering again with sister YWCAs across the country to offer this unique virtual learning community to participants across the country. For four weeks, daily challenge activities (reading an article, listening to a podcast, reflecting on personal experience, etc.) are posted in the Challenge app and website, allowing participants to connect with one another, discover how racial and social injustice impact our community, and identify ways to dismantle racism and other forms of discrimination. Each week covers a different topic related to equity and social justice. Daily activities are not posted on the weekends. The weekly topics that will be explored during the 2023 YWCA Racial Justice Challenge are disability, housing, mental health, and music.
April 24-29 – Living Library The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the Adams County Library System have gathered human “books” to be checked out by readers for 30-minute conversations during the week of April 24 – April 29. “Books” will be available for checkout at the Gettysburg Library at various times during the week. Pre-registration is required: https://www.adamslibrary.org/events
- Meet the Books on Monday, April 24th at 6:00 pm at the Gettysburg Library.
- Thank the Books on Saturday, April 29th at 1:00 pm at the Gettysburg Library.
National Volunteer Week – April 16 -22 – Thanks to our many volunteers! We just finished up our Spring Nearly New Sale, where 48 volunteers worked over 500 hours to get things ready and to handle the sales.
Save the Date – Fall 2023 Nearly New Sale – prep Oct. 15-19, and the sale is Oct 20& 21.
Children’s Diversity Read Aloud Program – The YWCA Advocacy Committee has a Children’s Read Aloud program at our two Childcare Centers. Support this program either by purchasing a book from our Wish List and/or by reading aloud.