2023 Holiday Assistance Program 

The 2023 holiday season is once again upon us and we need your help! Each year, the Holiday Assistance Program spreads holiday joy by offering gifts to the clients and their children within our domestic violence program. Thanks to your support, in 2022, we managed to distribute holiday gifts to nearly 300 children and 120 adults in our community. The items listed on our wishlist are directly given to families in our local community.

How to Donate:

1. Shop online through our Amazon Wish List
2. Shop off of our holiday wish list in the store of your choice.

All gifts will need to be dropped off by Monday, December 18th. Please click here to make an appointment with Bonnie Friedlander by email to drop off your donations.

Please do not wrap gifts before bringing them to YWCA NENY. Thank you!

Holiday Wish List

  • New/Unused Toys for Any Age Child (Newborn to Age 18)
    • Board games
    • Craft/hobby supplies
    • Sports supplies
  • Combs, brushes, hair accessories, curling irons, hair dryers, straighteners
  • Manicure sets, nail polish, perfume, cologne, cosmetics
  • Appointment books, calendars, planners, journals
  • Wallets, purses, duffel bags, backpacks
  • Photo albums and picture frames
  • Adult/teen coloring books, colored pencils, and markers
  • Reusable water bottles and travel coffee mugs
  • Umbrellas
  • Clock radios and alarm clocks
  • Coats for adults, teens, and children*
  • Sneakers for adults, teens, and children*
  • Boots for adults, teens, and children*
  • Hygiene gift sets (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotions, body spray, perfume, cologne etc.) for adults, teens, and children
  • Socks and slippers for all ages
  • Winter hats, gloves/mittens, scarves*
  • Pajamas for women, men, and children*
  • Bathrobes for women, men, and children*
  • Gift cards/certificates (Amazon, Price Chopper, Price Rite, Hannaford, Aldi, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Gas Stations, Movie Theaters, Hair Salons, GameStop/Gaming Gift Cards)
  • Towels and wash cloths*
  • Bed pillows, sheet sets, blankets, and comforters*
  • Pots and pans, bakeware, utensils, microwavable containers
  • Wrapping paper, gift tags, tape

*We only use new items for our Holiday program. Used clothing and linens may be accepted at other times of the year.


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