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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. 

The City and The City Books


The City and City Books is hosting a donation drive on December 3 for Ottawa Streets Holiday Cheers. Receive 10% discount for each donation!


181 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Z4

Hamilton Shoe Project

Items Accepted:

$25 or $50 gift cards for: No Frills, Food Basics, FreshCo, Fortino’s, Amazon, Old Navy, Dollarama, McDonald’s, Tim Hortons, Subway


Now - December 16, 2022

Drop Off Locations:

Function 101

101 Locke St S Unit # 2, Hamilton, ON L8P 4A6

Turner Park Library

352 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2

Dundas Library

352 Rymal Rd E, Hamilton, ON L9B 1C2



Donate a new children’s toy in exchange for an ODDS gift card!


December 11-19th


164 James St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3A2

Bon Temps

Items accepted:

Greatest need items (see list)


Now-December 22nd


61 Young St, Hamilton, ON L8N 1V1

YWCA Hamilton

Items Accepted:

Greatest needs items (see list)


Please note that all donations being accepted at YWCA Hamilton must be approved by a YWCA Hamilton staff member prior to dropping off. To confirm a donation and schedule a drop off time please fill out this form.


75 MacNab St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 3C1

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 Anjum at achauhan@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:

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Sara Charters
Philanthropy Coordinator

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