Programs and Events
YWCA Hanover is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
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- December 1st- Giving Tuesday – Kickoff your holiday season by giving back to the community
- December 4th – National Cookie Day – Get ready to fill your cookie jar!
- December 6th – A day of feasting and gift-giving, St Nicholas was the model for our modern
- December 7th – Send a care package to a member of the Armed Forces overseas on Pearl Harbor
- December 10th – The start of Hanukkah, an 8-day Festival of Lights celebrated by people of the
- December 10th – Human Rights Day – A day to celebrate the adoption of the United Nations
- Declaration of Human Rights in 1948
- December 13th – Santa Lucia Day – A Scandinavian Festival of Lights
- December 19th – National Wreaths Across America Day. Remember our fallen veterans.
- December 21st – Winter Solstice – the shortest day of the year celebrated because after the
solstice the days start to lengthen.
- December 23rd – Festivus – A day for everybody to celebrate!
- December 24th – Christmas Eve the best night of the year to gather with friends and family to await
Christmas, attend church services, and share a family meal
- December 25th – Merry Christmas to all! For Christians, Jesus is the reason for the season as they
remember his birth.
- December 26th – Kwanza, celebrated from December 26th – January 1st, is an African American
cultural holiday that celebrates family & community.
- New Year’s Eve – We bid 2020 good-bye and welcome in 2021 with family and friend
If you are or have ever been in an abusive relationship, we want to support and help you. YWCA Hanover
Safe Home is offering a free support group in Gettysburg, PA for those who have been impacted by domestic
Groups are facilitated by caring, experienced professionals. As a group member, we hope to: provide you
with coping skills, connect you with others who relate, give you a safe environment to express yourself, and
encourage self-care and healing.
For meeting location, call YWCA Hanover Safe Home’s 24-hour crisis hotline at (717) 632-0007.
This is a free program and space is available for:
Girls in grades 2-8 participate in activities, friendship, and fun.
Girls in grades 9-12 participate as mentors, role models, and youth leaders.
Girls Loving Life focuses on five tenets to build self-esteem, encourage kindness, and help girls develop resiliency, grit, and compassion:
Love your body: living your best healthy life
Love your soul: valuing and accepting yourself
Love others: being kind, accepting, and contributing to the community
Love to learn and grow: taking risks, facing challenges, and being a lifelong learner
Love life: celebrating and enjoying each day
Girls Loving Life is made possible through a generous grant from the Allstate Foundation and in partnership with the UTZ Women’s Mentoring Group
“Teaching the girls of today to be the leaders of tomorrow.”
Monday, Nov. 16 6:30-8 pm
Monday, Nov. 23 6:30-8 pm
Following WWI, Germans faced poor economic conditions, rising unemployment, political instability, and social change. While downplaying more extreme goals, Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party offered simple solutions, exploiting fears, frustrations, and hopes to win support.
In 1933, Adolph Hitler is appointed German chancellor. The Third Reich (Nazi State) soon became a regime in which citizens had no guaranteed basic rights. In 1933, the first concentration camps were established to imprison political opponents, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others deemed as “dangerous.” During the first six years of Hitler’s dictatorship, German Jews felt the effects of more than 400 decrees and regulations that restricted all aspects of their public and private lives.
On September 1, 1939, Germany invaded Poland and started WWII. German officials confiscated Jewish property, in many places required Jews to wear identifying armbands, and established ghettos and forced-labor camps. Often drawing on local civilian and police support, Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) followed the German army and carried out mass shootings. These years saw systematic deportations of millions of Jews to increasingly efficient killing centers using poison gas.
The goal of YWCA Hanover’s Social/Racial Justice Program is to create a more inclusive and welcoming community. Through education and discourse, we hope to foster sustained civic engagement leading to positive change on issues related to racial and social inequity.
Our Social/Racial Justice pages can be found here: Click Here to get involved
Stand Against Racism™ is a movement of YWCA USA which brings together like-minded organizations that share in our vision of eliminating racism and celebrating the richness of diversity. By inviting community organizations to partner with us, we expand the impact of this vision, attracting hundreds of thousands of participants.
The annual Stand Against Racism™, which takes place the last week of April, encourages conversations across diverse communities in the USA.
The power of our unity throughout the country as we raise our collective voices to rid our society from the plague of racism; and until the day when racism is eliminated, we have a lot of work ahead of us!
Show the community that you Stand Against Racism by wearing a SAR shirt!
Shirts available here: PURCHASE ONLINE HERE
If your business or organization is interested in participating email Rosemary Cintron at email@example.com.
If buying a t-shirt isn’t your thing, you can still show you Stand Against Racism. Print one or more of the linked signs and write or draw your answers (this is a great way to get the whole family involved!) Take a selfie holding the sign, or take a family picture with the sign/s, or take a picture of just the sign! Whatever you choose, post your picture on social media with #standagainstracism17331
YWCA Youth Leadership Council
Upstanders Leadership Council is open to any individual in grades 7 – 12 who has an interest in creating positive change in our community. The supervisory board is comprised of YWCA Hanover staff in partnership with area school district teachers, administrators, and volunteers.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s have some fun virtually! Everyone loves an auction and YWCA Hanover’s FIRST ever virtual silent auction is going to be full of great gift ideas for your friends, family, or yourself! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping while helping YWCA Hanover provide vital services, programs, and initiatives.
Auction Begins: Monday, November 2, 2020
Auction Ends: Friday, November 6, 2020
YWCA Hanover Safe Home
2019’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes was a far greater success than we had imagined or hoped for! The community support for what we do is inspiring, and for that we thank each and every one of the walkers, donors, sponsors, and supporters.
The International Men’s March To Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to literally walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes. It’s not easy walking in these shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to talk about: gender relations and men’s sexual violence against women. By wearing women’s shoes, participating gentlemen symbolically put themselves in the place of women for the purpose of raising awareness about the dire effects of sexual and domestic assault in our community. Funds raised will help to provide services for survivors of domestic violence.
For this year’s teams, sponsors, and supporters go here: Walk A Mile
Like us and visit our Facebook Photo Album for pictures of our walkers and sponsors! Click here
YWCA Hanover wants to hear from women about the issues that are most important to them.
Board members from the YWCA as well as the Executive Director will be leading small group discussions seeking your input on family and women’s issues.
Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres .
Next meeting TBA