Due to Covid-19, donations will be accepted at our office at 153 Frederick Street by appointment only. Please call 519-576-8856 ext. 0 or email general@ywkw.ca to make an appointment. For a list of in-kind donations we are currently accepting, please visit our Wish List.

In-kind donations are received at the YW Thrift Boutique, located at 102 King Street West, Kitchener. Participants in the YW's employment and training programs sort the donations and prepare them for resale or for distribution to our programs. For a list of in-kind donations we are currently accepting, please visit our Wish List.

Donate to the YW Kitchener-Waterloo

Donate Online

Donate online via Canada Helps:

Donate by Phone or Email
(519) 576-8856×102

Donate by Mail
YW Kitchener-Waterloo
153 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2

Donate in Person
Financial donations are accepted at the YW main office at 153 Frederick Street, Kitchener.

Why Donate to the YW

When you give a gift to the YW, you’ll help to improve the lives of thousands of women and families in our community.

  • You’ll help women find supportive housing and leave a life of homelessness.
  • You’ll help low-income women and their families access affordable housing.
  • You’ll help improve the life of local girls and youth, gain self-confidence and a sense of belonging in our community.
  • You’ll help build entrepreneurial skills in women who’ve faced barriers to employment to gain economic security.
  • You’ll help parents access quality licensed childcare, giving them the peace of mind.

Individual Giving

We work with you to find an option that’s best suited to your situation – monthly giving, tribute gifts, gifts in your will and gifts of securities.

  • Monthly Giving – Once a month, we will withdraw an amount you specify from your VISA or MasterCard.
  • Tribute Gifts – When you make a gift to the YW in someone’s name, we will send cards to those you have honoured or the families of those you have remembered.
  • Gifts in Your Will – A gift in your will is a way for a person of even modest means to make a substantial gift to the YW. For more information about making a gift in your will, please see your financial advisor.
  • Gifts of Securities – Donating publicly traded securities or mutual funds allows you to amplify the impact of your gift.

To make a gift of securities, please complete our securities donation form and send a copy to your broker.
Download Securities Donation Form PDF >

Alternatively, you may donate securities via CanadaHelps.
Visit CanadaHelps >

Corporate Giving

By investing in your local community, you show your employees that you care about where they live and work. You have the opportunity to create an impact for women and their families in Waterloo Region by collaborating with us and engaging with women’s issues.

We welcome conversation about an idea you may have to support our work, or you can connect with us to discuss how you can work with YW Kitchener Waterloo on community initiatives. We offer opportunities for sponsorships, gifts in kind, general donations and volunteer mentorship.

For more information:
Christine Michaud, Director of Development
(226) 338-2933

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