YWCA Newburyport 2021 Annual Appeal
December 11, 2021

In the early days of the pandemic, vaccines were not available, and much was unknown about COVID-19. People were scared. Yet, many women were in jobs that did not allow for remote working while others struggled to balance remote working with child-rearing. These women were desperate for childcare.

Women who leave the workforce to raise children face an extraordinary economic burden. They can experience career setbacks that include ineligibility for salary increases and promotions in just a few years. These missed opportunities compound themselves throughout a women’s working life, impacting everything from household income levels to retirement plans. The child-rearing burden continues to fall disproportionately to women.

YWCA understands the need for quality childcare that allows women to pursue economic growth and ensure the well-being of their children.

YWCA’s childcare staff understood the problem. They were eager to serve our community and help working women.

After talking with the entire childcare staff, YWCA decided to reopen our center to serve those women and families who desperately needed care.

YWCA Children’s Center staff stepped up during the pandemic to ensure low-income working families were able to return to work. They did so despite their own fears regarding the pandemic.

We are incredibly grateful to them for helping the YWCA serve the community.

Today, we are asking you to please consider supporting the YWCA and our exceptional employees who have helped to keep our mission alive. We need your support to ensure we can continue to provide high-quality childcare as well as the full range of services the YWCA is known for and proud to provide.

Margaret McCarthy
YWCA Board President

Margaret McCarthy


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