support ywca families this holiday season!
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The women and children who receive emergency housing services from the YWCA are often in imminent danger and able to bring little with them as they enter our safe housing. The holiday season is a difficult time for many of our families who often lack financial resources and are isolated from friends and loved ones. The holidays are a perfect time to show families supported by the YWCA that the community cares. If you’d like to sponsor a family (mother and child/children), contact Leigh Busby, for additional information about this program and how to get a list of a family’s needs.
Christmas Time Gift Cards
Families supported by the YWCA often have needs for items that are difficult to collect through donations. Medications, prescription glasses and dietary food items are just a few incidental needs of some families that enter our emergency housing. This holiday season give a gift that will help with a variety of needs. Gift cards in small increments ($10-50) are extremely useful in helping families. Gift cards for grocery, gas, or department stores, including Walmart, Target, CVS, Kroger, Food Lion, Martin’s and Walgreens, are appreciated.
Safety is a huge priority for the YWCA and for all of our programs we offer to families from preschool education to housing for survivors of domestic violence. Help families feel safe during the holidays and all year long by providing prepaid cell phones, NEW car seats, first aid kits, gas cards, new winter shoes for children (no clothing, please).
Support one of the classrooms in the YWCA preschool this year by getting supplies and needs to encourage learning and increase educational success. Please contact Leigh for more information and for a list of needs.
Holiday Meal Support
Support a family with limited resources by providing items for a holiday meal. You may deliver bags with nonperishable items for a meal with a gift card for families to purchase the additional items needed.
Interested in Adopting a Family or Supporting Holiday Needs?
Contact Leigh Busby for information about holiday giving at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 980-7291.