Making a Difference in Our Community

Hours Volunteered

2017: 230 Hours

2016: 160 Hours
2015: 150 Hours
2014: 100 Hours


Carlisle Young Professionals is dedicated to supporting our community through activities that include volunteer opportunities, food and toy drives and financial donations from CYP members. The CYP Outreach Committee is responsible for developing positive working relationships with local, regional and non-profit organizations, while providing members with opportunities to give back to the Carlisle community.

The Impact of CYP Members in the Community: 2017

In 2017, CYP Members provided the most volunteer hours in a single year, to date. Our efforts supported the following organizations and programs:

  • Valley Meadows Park- CYP’s adopted park
  • Claremont Nursing Home
  • Project SHARE
  • Downtown Carlisle Association
  • Youth Impact Project
  • Rails-To-Trails
  • Fill the Bus with the United Way
  • Employment Skill Center’s Downtown Mile
  • New Life Community Church Soup Kitchen
  • Salvation Army

Our members donated $250 to Project Share as part of our annual food drive.

The Impact of CYP Members in the Community: 2016

In 2016, CYP Members provided over 160 volunteer hours to support the following organizations and programs:

  • Project SHARE
  • Diakon Wilderness Center
  • Claremont Nursing Home
  • Rails-To-Trails
  • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
  • Salvation Army
  • New Life Community Church Soup Kitchen

Our members also donated $250 to the Buck-A-Book Literacy Campaign through the Employment Skills Center. In our biggest initiative, CYP adopted Valley Meadows Park and will continue to maintain the park each year.

The Impact of CYP Members in the Community: 2015 

In 2015, CYP Members provided over 150 volunteer hours to support the following organizations and programs:

  • Project SHARE
  • Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home
  • Diakon Wilderness Center
  • King’s Gap Park
  • Carlisle Amani Festival
  • Taste of Carlisle
  • Fill the Bus

Our members also donated school supplies to local children in need through Project Share’s Fill the Bus initiative. Additionally, CYP donated $500  to help support local organizations like Camp Koala and the Carlisle Firefighters Association.

The Impact of CYP Members in the Community: 2014

In 2014, CYP Members provided over 100 volunteer hours with 50 different volunteers to support 26 local nonprofit organizations throughout the year. Below is a snapshot of a few of our initiatives”

  • In February, members raised over $600 to benefit Special Olympics athletes of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the PA Polar Plunge.
  • In July, members co-sponsored a blood drive with the Red Cross and Bosler Memorial Library. In total, 23 donors gave 20 units of (usable) blood. Each unit of blood can save up to three lives.
  • In September, members donated $266 to help a local family purchase a new handicap-accessible vehicle.
  • In December, 13 volunteers spent a combined total of 16 hours ringing the bell for The Salvation Army.

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