2023 Holiday Assistance Program 

Thanks to our amazing community of allies, we were able to help provide gifts to 321 children and 152 adults during the 2023 holiday season! This is a record high for this program. Thank you for your support!

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.

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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