We’re there for women, children and families when they need us most. However, in order to best help those who access our programs and services, we need you.
Help make a difference in the lives of women, children and families by hosting a drive at your company to help collect critical items on our wish list. Our wish list changes often to reflect the immediate needs of the individuals that we serve. We accept new items listed on our wish list, though in some cases we may accept gently used items.
Now, more than ever, citizens are looking to the business world to identify and align with causes that create real change, and make our society a better place to live. Making a corporate donation or involving work workplace in a way that is meaningful is a simple way to have a deep impact in the lives of women, girls and families in our community.
Consider one of the following ways that your company or employees can support YWCA Hamilton:
Make a general or designated charitable donation to YWCA Hamilton and receive a charitable tax receipt for gifts of $20 or more. Gifts of $500 or more are recognized annually in our annual Impact Report.
Join us as an event sponsor for YWCA’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes (June), Women of Distinction Awards (March), or Totally Awesome Young Women’s Breakfast (April) and receive exclusive perks! Charitable tax receipts are not issued for sponsorship support as your company will receive acknowledgement through tailored marketing and communications incentives.
Employee Giving Campaigns
Make YWCA Hamilton your charity of choice and encourage members of your staff teams to donate through employee payroll or other methods to support critical YWCA programs. Employee giving can be facilitated through United Way giving or directly through YWCA Hamilton’s monthly giving program.
Tag or Awareness Campaigns
Does your company have a storefront or staff who interact directly with the public? Consider hosting a tag or awareness campaign to help YWCA Hamilton raise funds and awareness about critical issues facing women and girls in Hamilton.
What is a tag campaign? A tag campaign is a local fundraiser whereby a company provides items for sale in support of YWCA Hamilton or dedicates a percentage of sales, etc. in support of YWCA.
For example: At the checkout, a customer is asked if they would like to donate $2 to provide a safe home for a woman and her child fleeing domestic violence. If the customer agrees, the customer may write their name on collateral and it is posted within the storefront.
What is an awareness campaign? An awareness campaign is an initiative whereby a company partners with YWCA Hamilton to provide space to communicate timely initiatives as identified by YWCA and the company.
For example: November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and your local branch would like to tell the community that violence against women is not okay. By partnering with YWCA Hamilton, we’ll provide you with communication materials and a call to action to engage your customers and employees.