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Support Your Local YWCA
The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County offers plenty of opportunities to get involved in carrying out our mission. Since our membership and program fees cover only 88 percent of our operating expenses, we rely on private donations and grants to cover the rest. You can support YWCA programs by donating directly, contributing items on our wish list, or volunteering your time. You can also support the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County with every online purchase through Amazon Smile and iGive. Learn more about our mission opportunities below.
Ways to Give
Gifts to the YWCA Friends Fund are an important part of our annual budget because they cover many of our operating expenses.
Donate in any amount to any department or program you choose. You can also donate to the YWCA USA to support the YWCA’s mission on a national level.
Your employer may match your donation to the YWCA. Check with your HR office to find out if your employer participates.
United Way Allocation
The United Way of Adams County allows donors to designate gifts to the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County using your United Way pledge card.
The Endowment Fund
Money in our Endowment Fund builds interest and generates revenue for each year. Donations can be made in honor or in memory of family, friends, or loved ones. For more information, contact Mike Dorsette, director of finance and administration, at gro.acwy@ettesrodm.
The Danner Society
The Danner Society is a special group of donors who include the YWCA in their wills or estate plans. Planned gifts can include cash, assets, property, life insurance, IRAs, and other retirement funds, charitable remainder trusts, or annuities.
Transfer of Appreciated Assets
Stocks or other investment funds that have been held for more than one year and have grown in value can provide a substantial gift to the YWCA at a low net cost to you.
Donate your mandatory minimum IRA distribution to the YWCA.
All planned gifts should be discussed with your financial advisor and the YWCA to ensure maximum benefit to both parties.
YWCA Hallmark Sponsors are a vital part of the organization. For an annual gift of $3,500, Hallmark Sponsors are recognized on a banner along the YWCA’s driveway and parking area at the 909 Fairfield Road facility. Hallmark Sponsors are also recognized at each of the YWCA’s events throughout the year and in all pre- and post-event printed materials, on t-shirts, and more! Businesses can also sponsor individual events throughout the year.
For more information and a complete listing of 2022 events, see the Sponsorship Packet 2022 (pdf file).
Thank you to all of our 2021 Hallmark Sponsors!
C.E. Williams Sons, Inc.
Sites Realty, Inc.
Rice Fruit Company
Wolfe, Rice, Quinn, LLC
Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Alam B Roofing
Gettysburg Dental Associates/Just Kids
Animal Wellness Clinic
PA Educational Improvement Tax Credits
Pennsylvania has approved the YWCA to accept tax credits from the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) for pre-kindergarten scholarships. These scholarships are available for children ages 3 to 5 who are enrolled in our child care programs. As the largest child care provider in Adams County, our three centers care for approximately 270 children, and almost 40 percent of those participate in our Pre-K programs.
Pre-K scholarships benefit families that struggle to make full tuition payments but earn too much to qualify for Pennsylvania child care subsidies. This is an important link in making sure all PA children are kindergarten-ready.
Qualifying businesses may contribute to EITC up to $10,000 as a 100 percent tax credit, and an additional $90,000 as a 90 percent tax credit. Eligible businesses are those authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of PA and must be subject to any of the following taxes: Corporate Net Income Tax, Capital Stock Franchise Tax, Bank and Trust Company Shares Tax, Title Insurance Companies Shares Tax, Insurance Premiums Tax, or Mutual Thrift Institutions Tax.
Applications for tax credits are processed on a first come, first served basis. With no additional cost to you and with minimal effort, you can make your tax dollars benefit Adams County children through the YWCA.
You can also donate at the YWCA Service Desk or mail your donation to:
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County
Attn: Executive Director
909 Fairfield Road
Gettysburg, PA 17325
All gifts must comply with the YWCA’s gift policies. Questions should be directed to Executive Director, at 717-334-9171, ext. 124, or gro.grubsyttegacwy@yelromj
donate your time
Without volunteers, completing our mission wouldn't be possible.
donate Important items
By donating things like toys, kitchen tools, extension cords, and fitness equipment, you can help YWCA help others.
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See what our donors are saying about us
“I enjoy coming here and I meet so many nice people—some of us have so much in common. Where else can you go and have so many great things to do?”
“I love supporting the YWCA. I would like to give more financial support.“
“In 2019, the YWCA paid out over 2 million dollars to our staff for over 150,000 staff work hours! The Empire State Building is estimated to have taken more than 7 million work hours to build. At 150,000 hours per year, we could potentially build an Empire State Building in about 46 years.“