Effective March 1, the YWCA is pleased to offer a new membership option: the Mission Membership. For one yearly fee, we invite the Adams County community to join the YWCA in supporting and fulfilling this very important mission! Mission Members will receive discounts on Youth and Adult Programs, such as our upcoming self-defense classes, and services like massage therapy without the financial commitment of a monthly membership. In addition to these perks, mission memberships will allow you to back the programs that we’re so proud to provide.
Your mission membership supports the values and programs that strengthen our community on a daily basis. Since the founding of our Gettysburg YWCA in 1929, we’ve been committed to nurturing the potential of youth, encouraging health, supporting our neighbors, and promoting our mission. This year, we have kept that mission in focus despite the financial setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The YW hosts events and programs that provide education to and celebrates the diversity of our local community. Through the past few months, we have continued to support the community as discussions of racial justice and equality have come to the forefront through leading numerous virtual discussions centered around racial justice initiatives in Adams County, spearheading fundraisers for anti-racism organizations, and offering Racial Equity Training to local businesses and organizations. We’ve continued to safely care for and provide early education to local children and has even had the opportunity to provide a brand-new program to support the transition to virtual and hybrid learning. Through our partnership with Four Square Church, we have been able to open our Student Support Center, a pilot program designed to serve sixth through ninth grades by providing them with safe, supervised spaces and assistance. Your support will ensure that these programs can continue for the foreseeable future as we collectively navigate these uncertain times.
Interested in making an impact on a broader scale? The YWCA would love to have you or your business support us as a sponsor. The YWCA’s long-standing sponsorship program allows businesses to advertise to our members while also helping to ensure that the YWCA fulfills its mission to the community. The program is a win-win for the YWCA and its sponsors. For more information on our Mission Membership option or sponsor opportunities, please give us a call at 717-334-9171. We are so proud of our mission and what we stand for as a YWCA and wish to continue to serve our Gettysburg and Adams County community as best as we possibly can!
Emily Gerlach is a Board Member of the Gettysburg YWCA and Marketing Committee Chair