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Special Donation Drives

The YWCA of San Diego County serves thousands of women and children each year through our Becky’s House®, Passages, and the Cortez Hill Family Center programs. In-kind support from the community allows the YWCA to provide additional necessities for our clients and their families during a difficult time. New items collected for Special Holiday Drives ensure that families receive essential items appropriate for the holiday season.

Please see below for a list of special holiday drives that the YWCA holds throughout the year including the items needed and the recommended drop off date. All in kind donations can be dropped off during office hours (Monday - Friday, 9AM-5:30PM) at the YWCA's main building on 1012 C Street, San Diego CA 92101.

For more information about our holiday drives or to make arrangements to drop off donations, please contact development@ywcasandiego.org.

Valentine’s Day
Needs: children’s Valentine’s Day cards (Grades K-12); candy; and holiday decorations.

Drop Off Date: Thursday February 6, 2014

Needs: children’s Easter baskets filled with candy, toys, and gifts, for children ages 0-18; Easter baskets for adult women and men; candy; and holiday decorations. (Please do not include any religious information in the baskets).

Drop Off Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Mother’s Day
Needs: body lotion; body sprays; make-up; scarves; and costume jewelry.

Drop Off Date: Monday, May 5, 2014

Father’s Day
Needs: shaving kits; cologne; sports t-shirts & hats; tickets to baseball game.

Drop Off Date: Monday, June 9, 2014.  

Summer Party
Needs: Volunteers to host a summer themed party for children ages 0-18.  We are looking for sponsorship of the food, games, decorations and prizes.   

Drop Off Date: Date Varies (Usually in June/July).

Back To School Drive
Needs: Backpacks and school supplies for grades K-12 including notebooks; binders;  pencils; erasers; pens; notebook paper; pencil boxes; etc. 

Drop Off Date: Friday, August 22, 2014

Needs: Children and adult costumes (new and gently used); individually wrapped candy; and holiday decorations.

Drop Off Date: Monday, October 27, 2014

Needs: $25 Gift cards to stores such as Target, Walmart or grocery stores; canned and boxed goods (such as cranberry sauce, vegetables, cornbread, desserts, mashed potatoes).

Drop Off Date: Monday, November 24, 2014

Winter Holidays
Needs: Gift cards; new toys and gifts for children of all ages; new gifts for women and men; holiday decorations; and holiday stockings.

Drop Off Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014