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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: Friday, August 22, 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 x225 or

24 hour emergency hotline: 619.234.3164