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Women United


Annual Membership Meeting
Women United gathered for its Annual Membership Meeting on October 17 at the Country Club of York, for food, cocktails, and to hear from organizations who support our local vision of building a stronger community through literacy and lifelong learning. Thank you to our panelists from Family First Health, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, and New Hope Ministries, and to all who attended!



Women United

Purpose: To unite women and demonstrate their power to effect positive change as philanthropists, role models, mentors and leaders.

Women United  is a group where, regardless of age and background, women can come together to impact the lives of those in York County through volunteer projects, mentoring and hands-on leadership. Women in York County who currently contribute to United Way of York County and fall into the Membership Criteria (listed below) are invited to join this group of women.  


Volunteer With Women United
Members, family and friends are invited to join Women United as we wrap gifts for the Salvation Army, 50 E. King St., on December 18 & 19. Helpers should plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the start of their shift, and please bring your own pair of scissors. The Salvation Army is also seeking donations of tape and wrapping paper.
Tuesday, December 18
Shift #1 – 10 a.m. to noon
Shift #2 – Noon to 2 p.m.
Shift #3 – 2 to 4 p.m.
Wednesday, December 19
Shift #1 – 10 a.m. to noon
Shift #2 – Noon to 2 p.m.
Shift #3 – 2 to 4 p.m.

Sign up by emailing Volunteer Committe Chair Sandy King.

Curious as to the volunteer projects we've tackled in the past?
Women United was thrilled to participate in United Way of York County's Day of Action, York’s largest single-day volunteer event, by painting the fence at Able-Services! Nearly 20 individuals made quick work of the project, which was a great opportunity for members and friends to better get to know one another. Thank you to all who joined us. Check out photos from the Women United project and many of the other 76 projects from the 2018 Day of Action.
And, stay tuned for additional volunteer opportunities coming up!


Help us support #yorkreads initiatives in York County!
Women United strives to build a stronger community by promoting literacy and lifelong learning. In May 2018, a Little Free Library was installed at the Bob Hoffman Branch of the YMCA of York and York County, in Dover. Supported by Women United members, the library is just one of United Way of York County's #yorkreads initiatives, which offer an additional outlet to distribute age-appropriate books to children and families who may otherwise not have access, and to encourage reading in the home.
At each Women United event, look for the table set up to collect new and gently used books that will support this Little Free Library, and help us to create more opportunities for reading!

Membership Criteria
  • Currently contribute $500 or more annually to the United Way of York County, or
  • Pledge to step up my gift to reach $500 annually within 3 years, or
  • Become a new contributor and agree to step up to $500 annually within 3 years.



2018 Women United Steering Committee

Christi Brown, Chair, WellSpan Health

Angie Hartman, Vice Chair, OSS Health

Andrea Bledsoe, Print-O-Stat

Vickie Chronister, York Traditions Bank

Natalie Fuhrman, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP

Deb Goodling-Kime, Community Progress Council

Jennifer Hitz, Leg Up Farm

Sandra King, Glatfelter Insurance Group

Deb Messersmith, PeoplesBank, A Codorus Valley Company

Melissa Pierce, WellSpan Health

Dottie Rohrbaugh, Community Volunteer




Thank you to WellSpan Health for being the 2018 Title Sponsor of Women United.


Thank you to Print O Stat, RKL, OSS Health, PeoplesBank and Glatfelter Insurance Group for being 2018 Presenting Sponsors:


Thank you to our Annual Meeting Event Sponsor, FirstEnergy:


Thank you to our 2018 Flower Sponsor, Royer's:



For additional information about Women United, please contact Sarah Chain at 717.771.3820 or via email at