YWCA NENY is always grateful for our generous community. Because the holiday season is upon us, we will be receiving items for our Annual Holiday Assistance Program. Due to a limited amount of storage space, we will only be accepting new/unopened donations for children and families as well as some select items still needed for our residential programs. A list of Holiday Assistance Program donation ideas can be found at www.ywca-neny.org/holiday-wish-list/. Program items still needed include new socks & underwear, comforters and twin sheets. No other donations will be accepted at our main building until after the New Year/2020. Thank you for your understanding and for your continued generosity for those we serve!
curtains & draperies
Cell phones and other electronics contain toxic metals that can pollute the environment and threaten human health. When recycled responsibly, the metals can be put back into circulation, decreasing the need for new metal mining.
Help us make a difference by bringing in your old cell phone, iPad or iPod to be recycled. It’s free, easy and helps keep phones out of the waste system.
The proceeds from this collection program will benefit YWCA NENY’s Women & Family Services Program. YWCA NENY will earn up to $30 per cell phone, up to $500 per smartphone, iPad or iPod, and will earn funds for every phone collected, regardless of age or condition.
YWCA NorthEastern NY has partnered with Shelter Alliance (www.shelteralliance.net), the largest grassroots cell phone recycler in the United States. Shelter Alliance currently works with over 6,000 social service organizations in 50 states and has contributed over $8,000,000 to participating organizations.
Its so easy to just toss out an ink cartridge, but if you instead drop it off the next time you visit YWCA NENY, you’re not only saving the environment but you are helping a family in your community. Bring in your ink cartridge(s) TODAY!
Labels for Education®
For more than 38 years, Labels for Education has been awarding free educational equipment to schools in exchange for proofs of purchase from the Campbell family of brands. It’s a fun, easy program where students, families and members of the community work together for a common goal.
Today, over 60,000 schools and organizations are registered with Labels for Education, including YWCA NENY’s Early Learning Centers. Over the years, Labels for Education has been able to provide more than $114 million in merchandise to America’s schools!
Learn how you can help the YWCA Early Learning Centers earn points to redeem for free merchandise!
(These links will take you to the Campbell’s Labels for Education Website.)
We are looking for used laptops!
The YES – YWCA Economic Solutions Program, designed to help victims of domestic violence and chronic homelessness return to the workforce, is looking for donations of used laptops in working condition. As you probably know, the job search today is nearly impossible without a computer and internet access. However, most of our clients do not own computers and have extremely limited access to the internet. By providing a computer, you can help these women gain access to job listings, applications, and the opportunity to gain independence! Please note that we can only accept laptops that are in working condition, have Microsoft Office, are less than 4 years old, and have an operational system that is Windows 7 or newer.
We are also looking for day planners, new nail care supplies, other new basic hygiene items, and CDTA bus passes. A lack of these necessities often stands in the way of victims finding employment. Your donations will be truly appreciated.
You can drop off all donations Monday through Friday at the YWCA Main Building at 44 Washington Ave, Schenectady, NY 12305 or contact Andrea at 518-374-3394 ext 144.