for Holiday Donors
How can I (or my group/business)
support families at the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley during the holidays?
The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley offers
a variety of ways for individuals, groups, service clubs, or businesses to get
involved in supporting families for the holidays. You can help by supporting
holiday meal needs, donating unwrapped new toys and gifts, or gift cards (Target, Walmart, grocery stores, and gas
cards are most needed), or supporting a wish list through our Adopt-a-Family program.
Who does the
Adopt-a-Family program serve?
The Adopt-A-Family program serves YWCA
Pasadena families who are struggling financially. The YWCA aims to provide
families in need with support to empower them to maintain a stable home
environment for their children as they overcome difficult socioeconomic
circumstances. Adopt-A-Family only
supports families actively participating in programs and services from the YWCA
Pasadena with the highest need. Need is determined by program staff.
does it cost to adopt a family?
The cost varies depending on the size
of the family, the types of items they are requesting, and what you choose to
purchase. We have a wide range of families seeking assistance and are often
able to accommodate donor requests regarding size. Feel free to contact us to
discuss this and share any specific requests you have regarding family size.
How do I know what to
Each family completes a wish list of
wants and needs for each family member (ex:
1 adult, two children). The wish list will be shared with the donor
supporting that family along with any special instructions to make the process
as easy as possible and gift delivery details.
Can I buy gift cards
instead of gifts?
Gift cards are a wonderful way to
support the needs of families during the holidays. Gift cards allow the
YWCA Pasadena to support the needs of families that might be last minute or
more personal in nature. The most useful cards are to Target, Walmart, grocery
stores, or gas stations.
What can I do if I want
to support other holiday needs, like meal support?
To learn more about other ways to get
involved or discuss ideas not mentioned, please contact Jessica Kubel to determine how you might be able to help families
at the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley.
Is there a deadline for
Our goal is to provide family wish
lists to donors supporting the Adopt-a-Family
program before December 1st to allow
adequate time to shop for gifts. Although we anticipate having family
needs arise in the weeks before December 25th, we hope to confirm
most of the program support by the end of November. If you aren’t able to
reach out until after that time, we’d still love to hear from you, so please
contact us to discuss any questions about how you might be able to help.
All gifts are needed by the YWCA Pasadena by Thursday,December
14th to ensure we have time to get the items to
Who can I call if I
would like to support the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley during the holidays, or
if I have questions?
Please contact Jomie Liu, Program Coordinator, at (626) 296-8433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.