You can make a wish come true

The holidays may look a little different in 2020, but we know that, just like in past years, you’ll make sure that families in the YWCA shelter, in support groups, and in LiNC life skills classes have a beautiful season of peace and joy with the dignity they deserve.

We call the program “Adopt a YWCA family” and it couldn’t happen without you.

How it works

If you would like to help provide a wonderful holiday experience for our women and families, call the YWCA (509.525.2570) or email Jessica Swanson, YWCA LiNC Assistant, at no later than November 20.

Jessica will ask about your donation preferences and then match you with a family to shop for. How much to spend is up to you, but based on past years, she suggests up to $75 per person.

Safety matters

“Due to COVID, we are encouraging donors to shop online or to use curbside pickup,” said Mary Byrd, Director of Client Services. “If shopping online, you can have packages shipped to: YWCA Walla Walla c/o family ID number, 213 S. First Ave., Walla Walla.”

“Gift cards are another good way to limit time in a store,” said Jessica. “And as a bonus, they give a parent the joy of choosing their children’s gifts themselves.”

Donors can purchase physical or electronic gift cards (electronic ones can be emailed). And cards can be specific to a store or brand or simply be prepaid Visa cards. If ordering online, donors should order early enough for gifts to arrive by December 15.

Stocking stuffers

Smaller, more general donations are also very welcome. Items that make great stocking stuffers include notebooks, gum or candy, toiletry bags, coloring books and gel pens, headphones, warm socks, and card games.

The deadline to deliver gifts to the YWCA office is December 15. In the interest of safety, you are welcome to buzz the front desk. Then, leave your gifts or gift cards right outside the front doors anytime during office hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays. Make sure to leave your name and address so we can send you a receipt.