Hope for the Holidays

Our annual holiday giving program brings together our community to help deserving women, men, families, and youth enjoy the holidays. This program supports our residents, youth, newcomers to Canada and participants within our poverty intervention programs.

Each year, through the generosity of our community, we are able to provide gifts and necessities to help make the season brighter for some of our program participants.

By shopping from our wish list, you will help to provide a gift to a child, family, youth or adult.

And, most importantly, you will let them know that they are not alone this holiday season.

Ways you can get involved

Make a Donation

Financial contributions are greatly appreciated and will be used to purchase items needed to support women and families throughout the season. Donations of $20 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt. Donate online today, by cash, cheques and e-transfer to finance@ywcaste.ca noting “holiday giving program” are most appreciated.

Shop Yourself

If you would like to personally shop for gifts, we have a list attached of frequently wished for items at the holidays plus some winter clothing essentials that are always needed by the adults, youth and families that we serve. This is a great way to feel personally connected to your gifts and the participants that will be receiving them.

Corporate Support or Third-Party Fundraiser

If your organization, group of friends or family is looking for a rewarding way to come together and help people in our community at the holidays, please consider a group sponsorship. Your team can gather items from our wish list or fundraise through holiday bake sales, bottle drives or any other way you find to come together to help our community over the holidays.

Sponsor A Holiday Meal for our Residents

Meals have a way to bring people together for the holidays. With your donation you can sponsor a meal for our residents at one or all of our 7 homes. This can be done either by coordinating a set number of meals to be delivered to YWCA the week of December 18 from a certified kitchen/restaurant OR providing a monetary donation our staff will coordinate a meal for residents. If you own your own restaurant, you could also donate meals. To discuss options, please contact Director of Housing Jeannette at jsingh@ywcaste.ca 

Where to donate

Donations accepted until December 15 only to ensure our team have time to deliver before we are closed for the holidays.

YWCA main office
16 Mary Street West,
St.Thomas, ON, N5P 2S3

Monday – Friday
9 am – 12 pm  / 1- 4:30 pm (closed 12-1pm)

We appreciate your generosity!

If you wish to find out more information about our current needs or if you wish to make a donation, please complete the form below or contact us at (519) 631-9800.

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Please note inquiries will be reviewed within 2-3 business days.

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