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Special Donation Drives

The YWCA of San Diego County serves hundreds of women and children each year through our programs, Becky’s House®, Passages, and the Cortez Hill Family Center. We rely on the support of community members to help provide the additional necessities that our clients lack. Our families are facing a difficult time and with your help, we can make things a little bit easier for them. We would greatly appreciate your support with NEW items for the following Special Holiday Drives:

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: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Needs: Children’s costumes (Ages 1-18); candy; and holiday decorations.

Drop Off Date: Monday, October 27, 2014

Needs: $25 Gift cards to shopping stores such Vons, Ralphs, Albertsons, Trader Joes, etc.; Turkeys and unopened holiday accoutrements; and holiday decorations.

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

For more information about our holiday drives, or to make arrangements to drop off donations, please contact Monique Burley, Development Associate, 619-239-0355, ext. 225 or

24 hour emergency hotline: 619.234.3164