YWCA Hanover is one of our favorite charities to partner with.
[nectar_dropcap color="#91c14f"]Y[/nectar_dropcap]WCA Hanover is one of our favorite nonprofits that we get to partner with, and for good reason. They do important work in the community and we are grateful to be a part of it anytime that we can. Their mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. They do this in several different ways.
Their facility provides a safe place for recreational and community events for teens and children. They host dozens of groups for meetings, sports practices, events, and celebrations. Their educational and advocacy programs range from support groups to community events including a teen leadership council, and an annual women’s conference. The YWCA Hanover Safe Home has provided services for victims of domestic violence, such as an abuse hotline, emergency, and transitional housing, therapy, legal advocacy, and much more. These vital resources protect children, women, and men from the tragic results of domestic abuse and violence, and educate the public on ways to end the cycle of violence.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes
Most recently, we were proud to sponsor YWCA Hanover’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event. During the event, men are asked to walk one mile in women’s high-heeled shoes – LITERALLY! While the event was virtual this year, the cause is just as important – bringing awareness and sparking conversation about the long-lasting effects of sexual and domestic abuse in our community.
The impact of an event where men have to walk in women’s shoes is a public statement of listening, learning, allyship, and commitment. Most importantly, this event gets the community talking about sex and gender biases, gender identity, gender relations, and men's sexualized violence. All funds raised are used to help provide services for survivors of domestic violence.
We are proud to support this event and the continued work of YWCA Hanover. To find out how you can get involved, visit YWCA Hanover’s website here. To learn more about the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign, click here.
[nectar_dropcap color="#91c14f"]Y[/nectar_dropcap]ou know we love giving back to our community, and one of the ways we like to do that is through our annual shoe drive to support YWCA-Hanover! This year, we hope to top all of our past efforts, but we need your help!
YWCA-Hanover supports local children and their families. “It was March of 1920 that the Girls Club of Hanover acted upon a motion to form the YWCA in Hanover.” These words were written in a history pamphlet for the YWCA’s 50th anniversary. Their programs have changed over time to respond to the needs of the community and have ranged from fitness programs for women, gymnastics for girls, dances and clubs for teenage girls, women’s clubs and classes, as well as the development of the now-essential domestic violence program we call Safe Home. Their childcare programs continue to be a large part of meeting their mission of empowering women and serving families.
Many of the YWCA-Hanover advocates are active within the community, presenting education programs to help prevent domestic violence. YWCA-Hanover has truly made a lasting difference in the lives of these people and in our community, and it’s our privilege to help however we can to support them.
Want to know how you can help?
Bring in your gently worn, used, and new shoes — all sizes are appreciated! The shoes will be provided to the children and their families of the Child Care Services and other YWCA-Hanover programs.
YWCA-Hanover also has an updated wish list of items that are most needed. So if you want to donate any of these items, you can drop them off at the office during our shoe drive, and we will make sure they are delivered! Bring your donations to our office during regular business hours from 12/10/19 - 1/31/20.
PLUS — All donations will receive an extra entry into our quarterly drawing for our patients! You don't want miss your chance to win a trip to Great Wolf Lodge indoor water park.
[nectar_dropcap color="#91c14f"]Y[/nectar_dropcap]WCA Hanover, Safe Home is an amazing group that is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women in Hanover, PA. We’ve selected this group as the Shoe Orthodontics’ Spotlighted Charity of the Quarter because, well, we believe in what they’re doing. They have a huge impact on our community, and we want to support them.
So we really hope you’ll join us at our Fairy Tea Party at the Gettysburg Battlefield Bed and Breakfast on August 17, 2019, from 11-12:30.
Tickets are $25 per fairy (accompanying adults are free), and ALL proceeds will benefit YWCA Hanover, Safe Home and help them help more women in our community. Hurry and get your tickets here! Seats are limited.