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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 above list. Now, using the interactive map below, locate a Holiday Donation Drive in your community to drop off your items to.   

Important: Please do not drop the items you’ve collected off at YWCA Hamilton as they will not be accepted. Donation of items will only be accepted at participating Holiday Drive locations as indicated on the map. 

Hamilton Vintage Community

Items Accepted:

New and unwrapped toys, games, art supplies

Date:

Saturday December 9, 11am-4pm

Location:

The Cotton Factory

270 Sherman Ave N, Hamilton, ON L8L 6N4

WERK Nights/Darling Doughnuts

Items Accepted:

New and unopened pads, tampons, socks, underwear

Date:

Now - December 14, 2023

Contacts:

Alyssa Lancia

alyssa@darlingdonuts.ca

Cassandra Rattana

cassandra@proactivelysocial.com

DEFY Christmas Event

Items Accepted:

New and unopened pads, tampons, socks, underwear

Date:

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Location:

Mohawk Centre for Entrepreneurship

135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON L9C 0E5

Contacts:

Alyssa Lancia

alyssa@darlingdonuts.ca

Cassandra Rattana

cassandra@proactivelysocial.com

Crown Point Mamas

Items accepted:

New and gently used winter coats and boots

Date:

Now-November 26th, from 9am-4pm

Location:

Putnam Family YWCA

52 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Y7

Contact:

Vashti Darko

vdarko@ywcahamilton.org

The Shoe Box Project for Women

Items Accepted:

A standard-sized, decorated Shoebox with approximately $50 worth of gifts and essentials that any woman might enjoy. It can include a warm greeting or message of support.

Location:

See The Shoebox Project: Hamilton for a drop-off location near you!

Emmett's Toy Chest's LEGO Drive

Items Accepted:

Sealed LEGO products along with monetary donations. All money will be turned into LEGO. Emmett’s Toy Chest is matching donations up to $1000 at retail!

Location:

Online

Farside Bar Hamilton

Items Accepted:

New/Unopened socks & grocery gift cards

Date

Now-December 21st, 6pm-2am daily

Location:

288 James Street North, Hamilton, L8R 2L3

Contact:

Rachel

farsidehamilton@gmail.com

Odds Bar Hamilton

Items Accepted:

Collecting donations of new/unwrapped toys by the bar! Receive a $10 ODDS gift card for your donation.

Date

Now-December 21st

Location:

164 James Street North, Hamilton, L8P 3A2

Contact:

(905) 529-4445

Step 3.

Deliver your items to your chosen Community Donation Drive.

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.

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 Vashti at vdarko@ywcahamilton.org to arrange your donation drop off and to share photos of your event! 

Option 3:
Purchase an Item on our 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 Officer
scharters@ywcahamilton.org
(905) 522-9922 x 315

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