A Season of Certainty

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A video message from our President & CEO, Christie Angel

LET’S CREATE CERTAINTY
FOR ONE ANOTHER

From the pandemic to rampant racial injustices to the election, 2020 has been full of uncertainties.

Here’s what YWCA Columbus proposes: Let’s create certainty for one another. We’ll protect the vulnerable and marginalized. Actively create racial equity. Guarantee each other’s safety, freedom, and dignity.

We need to use what’s left of 2020 and close it out in a strong, positive way so that we enter 2021 reenergized and ready to work. That’s why we’re asking you to take action for our final fundraising campaign of the year.

With your gift, we can assure anyone in crisis who turns to YWCA Columbus that we’re here for them, no matter what. We’re here for those who endure racism and sexism, and deserve to know this community will not tolerate either one. Contribute today to show your certainty that equity is worth fighting for.

GIVE TO THE AREA OF GREATEST NEED


ADDITIONAL SMALL [BUT BIG] WAYS TO HELP

Host a Drive

Give the gift of warmth this season by making or purchasing blankets, to donate to homeless families.

Adopt-a-Resident

Make a formerly homeless woman’s holiday brighter by purchasing a gift from her wish list.

Purchase an item from our Wishlist

Help us better serve our residents by donating new and unopened basic items, including blankets, and socks and gloves for kids. To ensure a contact free delivery, you may consider purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List this year.

Donate to our Gift Card Fund

Give a homeless family or woman resident a holiday gift this season by donating to the YWCA Columbus gift card fund.


Ways to Give Details


blankets

HOST A DRIVE

Give the gift of warmth this season by making or purchasing blankets. Hosting a drive-by or outdoor donation drive is a great way to give back to the community in lieu of gifts. Other ideas include collecting socks, gloves and mittens for homeless children or donating to our gift card fund for homeless families. All material donations must be new and unopened.

HOW TO MAKE TIE BLANKETS


ADOPT-A-RESIDENT

Make a formerly homeless woman’s holiday brighter by purchasing a gift from her wish list. Our women residents are recovering from addiction, weathering disability or mental illness, or navigating job loss and low incomes. They may be unable to afford even basic items, and some don’t have a family to spend the holidays with. Put a smile on their face by giving them a gift to unwrap this holiday season.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, all of our residents have been adopted! Thank you Columbus!

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basic items

PURCHASE AN ITEM FROM OUR WISHLIST

Running an emergency family center is tough. As you can imagine, there’s a need for basic new and unopened items on an ongoing basis. Visit our material donation webpage for a full list of needed items. In the meantime, here’s a few items in demand this time of year:

  • Blankets
  • Toiletries
  • Socks, gloves & mittens (for children)
  • Cleaning supplies

As always, you may purchase items from our Amazon Wish List. These items will be sent directly to us. It’s that easy!


DONATE TO OUR GIFT CARD FUND

Give a chance for a homeless family or woman resident to have a holiday gift this season, in a contactless and COVID-safe way, by donating to our gift card fund. This fund will help us purchase gift cards so that the recipient can buy exactly what they need. Please consider a donation to this fund by December 18.

Give to gift card fund

gift cards


If you are interested, need more information, or would like to schedule a donation drop off appointment, contact:

Naomi Merino

Volunteer & Donations Manager

Family Center Office
Advancement Department
614.253.3955

email Naomi

Teresa Woods

Volunteer & Donations Coordinator

Family Center Office
Advancement Department
614.253.3910 x 3934

email teresa