Top Ten Reasons to support YWCA Hamilton over the holidays

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We get it. It’s a busy time of year. The never-ending to-do lists, the last-minute gifts, and the hustle and bustle of the holidays can feel overwhelming.

Amid the chaos of the season, you may be wondering why you should take the time to help support YWCA Hamilton through hosting a fundraising drive, giving meals, making a donation, or providing an item of greatest need.

That’s why we’ve compiled a handy-dandy list highlighting just a few of the reasons why you should consider lending a hand to YWCA Hamilton over the holidays.

Top Ten Reasons to support YWCA Hamilton over the holidays

10. Because you’ll feel great.

Helping others is a sure-fire way to get into the spirit of the season. The act of giving helps improve your sense of well-being and belonging – and even better, your donations, your time, and your advocacy will truly help make our community better

9. To make the holidays brighter for families in need.

The holidays tend to be a difficult time of year for those we serve. For many women, providing a gift to their children or enjoying a hearty holiday meal together is simply not an option. Your gift helps give women and families some comfort during what can be; a dark time.

8. Because you can help provide warm meals to women experiencing homelessness.

Our team at YWCA Hamilton works hard to ensure that no one we serve goes hungry. That means fundraise for every dollar spent on providing hot, nutritious meals to women rebuilding their lives after experiencing homelessness. With your help, we can continue to nourish women and non-binary people this holiday season.

7. Because a donation makes a great gift.

Looking for something for that hard-to-buy person on your list? A donation to YWCA Hamilton is the perfect solution (much better than that pair of socks that will just end up stuffed in the back of the drawer!).

6. Because giving can actually make you healthier.

It’s true! One research project showed that in a study of older adults, the more money people spent on others, the lower their blood pressure was two years later. Another study found that pro-social behaviors, including charitable giving, can actually affect our genes in ways that can improve overall health.

5. To make a child’s holiday wish come true.

Help make Christmas morning the stuff of magic for children in our programs. Take a look at our list of items of greatest need and choose something that you know will put a smile on a child’s face.

4. To teach your kids about the importance of philanthropy.
We’re all trying to find ways to teach our children about the importance of giving, especially at this time of year. So, why not start a holiday donation drive as a family? Involve your children in helping to choose an item of greatest need to donate, or ask them to do extra chores to help raise funds.

3. To send holiday cheer to an isolated senior.

Our seniors programs help keep older adults active, connected, and engaged. With your help, we can let seniors in our community know that they are not alone this holiday season.

2. Because giving is contagious.
When you give, it inspires others to follow your example! Get your family, neighbours,

coworkers, or sports team involved and encourage them to give in their own unique ways.

1. To strengthen our community.

Each year, YWCA Hamilton serves 10,000+ people – an accomplishment powered by your donations. Every dollar helps advance YWCA Hamilton’s work in the community and makes life better for thousands of people in our community.

So please, consider supporting YWCA Hamilton this holiday season, and help us change the lives of women, girls, and families.

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