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Be a Holiday Hero

Donate to a Holiday Donation Drive or Host Your Own

We’re calling on our community to help make the holidays special for families in need this holiday season. Join us to ensure that families have what they need to be comfortable by participating in one of the following options:

Option 1: Donate Items to a Holiday Donation Drive

Step 1.

Review the list below of our most urgently needed items. Select the items that you would like to donate to help women and families in need this holiday season. Please only donate items identified on this list.

Step 2.

Great job! You’ve confirmed the items you’d like to collect from the list. Now, using the map below, locate a Holiday Donation Drive in your community to drop your off your items to or deliver them to YWCA Hamilton.

Step 3.

Did you choose delivering your items to YWCA Hamilton? Before you do, please complete our donation form, selecting “Donate An Item” option so we know when to expect you and how to thank you!

Now, deliver your items to your chosen Community Donation Drive or to YWCA Hamilton!

Bon Temps

61 Young St, Hamilton

Items collected: Greatest need items

Drive start date: December 7
Drive end date: December 20

Durand Coffee

142 Charlton Ave W, Hamilton

Items collected: gift cards (grocery, Dollarama, Walmart, Shoppers, restaurants, Presto)
Details: Simply choose a gift tag from the Durand Christmas tree that matches your preferred donation. Keep the tag, purchase the gift card at your convenience, and drop it off to Durand Coffee by December 21.
*For every donation you will be given an entry in a draw to win a $50 Durand Coffee gift card and a bag of coffee beans!

Drive start date: December 6
Drive end date: December 21

Function101 Chiro + Physio

101 Locke St S, Unit #2, Hamilton

Hamilton Shoebox Project
Items collected: gift cards or shoebox filled with essential items

Drive start date: November 15
Drive end date: December 15

Hamilton Public Library

Turner Park Branch – 352 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton

Hamilton Shoebox Project
Items collected: gift cards or shoebox filled with essential items

Drive start date: November 15
Drive end date: December 15

ODDS Bar

164 James St. S, Hamilton

Items collected: New, unopened toys
Details: If you drop off a new toy at ODDS between December 13 and 19, you will receive a $10 gift card to use at the restaurant

Drive start date: December 13
Drive end date: December 19

YWCA Hamilton

75 MacNab Street South, Hamilton

Items collected: Greatest need items

Option 2: Host Your Own Holiday Donation Drive

Step 1.

Thank you for your interest in hosting your own Holiday Donation Drive! Before planning your drive, please register your drive with us and selecting “Host a Community Donation Drive” in the form below.

Step 2.

Now that you’ve submitted your registration, start planning your Donation Drive!

Step 3.

Share information about your donation drive with your networks to encourage them to bring our most urgently needed items. If your donation drive is public, we will help spread the word by including it on our Holiday Donation Drive map to encourage community members to drop off items.

Step 4.

Host your drive, collect all items and contact Sara Charters to arrange your donation drop off and to share photos of your event!

Option 3: Purchase an Item on our Amazon Wish List

Amazon Wish List

Visit our amazon wish list to have items shipped directly to YWCA Hamilton.

Contact Us

For any questions about donating items or hosting a drive, please contact:

Sara Charters headshot

Sara Charters
Philanthropy Coordinator
scharters@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 x 315

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