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The Changing Lives Society (CLS) is a special group of donors who strongly believe in the mission of YWCA Delaware to empower women and eliminate racism. CLS donors have made a long-term financial commitment to support the work of YWCA Delaware, and are part of a family of committed, long-term YWCA Delaware supporters. This robust society of multi-year donors helps to ensure our financial stability and future sustainability, and serves as philanthropic leaders to the community. Their generous contributions help YWCA Delaware meet the needs of the community and change lives every day.

Join Changing Lives Pay Existing Pledge
How your contribution changes the lives of those in need:

  • $10,000 Shelters a homeless family for one year where they will learn life skills needed for independence
  • $5,000 Funds community outreach focused on achieving the dream of racial harmony and equal opportunity
  • $2,500 Provides 25 women access to a 24/7 crisis helpline with caring advocates providing hope & healing
  • $1,000 Empowers five students to realize their dreams of being the first in their families to go to college

Benefits of joining the Changing Lives Society:

  • Recognized at the Breakfast Celebration Fundraiser and other special events
  • Invited to attend events celebrating the achievements of our clients throughout the year
  • Given opportunities throughout the years at special receptions to ask questions, provide feedback and offer ideas on how YWCA Delaware can better meet community needs

Benefits to YWCA Delaware:

  • Enables us to serve more people with our life-changing programs
  • Helps to ensure YWCA Delaware’s financial stability
  • Sustains our mission over time
  • Demonstrates the breadth and depth of our community support
  • Encourages corporations, foundations and other organizations to support YWCA’s mission

Contribution information:


  • Customized payment plans available
  • Online payment option

For more information, contact: Candice Buchanan, Chief Program & Development Officer, at cbuchanan@ywcade.org or 302-224-4060 ext. 208