Attend An Event
Adopt A Family
The Adopt A Family event is spearheaded every December by YWCA York’s Junior Board to provide holiday cheer to YWCA York children and families in need. Those who are interested in adopting a family receive a personal profile and wishlist to use when shopping to help a family experience an unforgettable holiday season.
Dorrie Leader Advocacy Award
YWCA York created the Dorrie Leader Advocacy Award in 1995 to recognize women advocates for their work on social issues. The award honors community volunteer achievement and celebrates women who are champions for equity, and embody YWCA’s mission of peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
The Justice Gala raises awareness and support for YWCA York’s Anti-Human Trafficking programming, while honoring the late Jessica Hummel, a tireless and passionate advocate, daughter, Associate, and friend. The event is a black-tie affair, featuring a silent auction, a cocktail-style experience, entertainment, and an enjoyable celebration for a worthy cause.
Race Against Racism
Race Against Racism unites the community to run, walk, or stroll in support of the mission of eliminating racism in York County and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. The proceeds from this event support the important work we do in our community surrounding racial justice.
The Self-Defense Training workshop is designed to make participants feel safer, stronger, and more confident through empowerment training, scenario immersion drills, and tactics and techniques that utilize natural leverage and offset size and strength disparities.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
YWCA York has participated in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes for over ten years to support men ending men’s sexualized violence towards women and fem presenting folx. The proceeds from this event support the important work we do in our community surrounding victim services.
Sponsor An Event
Make an impact with your business.
Dozens of community partners benefit from making an impact in York every year while also promoting their business services to the more than 28,000 community members we serve. We highlight our sponsors in many ways throughout the year!