YWCA Adopt-a-Family Program

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Thank you for your interest in our Adopt a family program!  This year, we are thrilled that we were able to match over 160 families and donors!  At this time, we do not have a family to assign you; however, we have a very fluid population and it is very likely we will be welcoming families into our emergency housing all month. We would be very grateful if you would help us provide new families with holiday gifts.  Here are some suggestions for ways that you can help our families have a Merry Christmas.  With your contributions we can ensure families that arrive at our shelter on Dec. 24th still celebrate the holiday!

Our incoming families need toys and books, for children aged 0- 14; we need items for households, such as towels, twin sheets, cleaning supplies, and dishes. Our participants always need diapers, in all sizes. We also need pajamas in all sizes, both children and adult; as well as hats, gloves and scarves. We also need canned food, cereal, and juice boxes. Another need is personal hygiene products, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and deodorant.

These are suggestions for items you may wish to contribute. If you have other items you would like to donate, or if you would like to volunteer at the YWCA, please contact Ruth Rappaport-Kristal at 585-368-2265.

Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday season!