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Holidays at YWCA

Holidays at YWCA

Brighten the Holiday Season for a Family in Need

Your holiday giving brings joy at YWCA Emergency Shelter and Housing Programs.

Trees, lights, Santa wish lists, and gifts are just a few ways that we spread joy to our families during the holiday season. YWCA staff work hard to bring festive cheer, but we can’t do it without you, especially this year.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, YWCA has made important changes to our holiday events to ensure the safety of our residents, volunteers, and staff. Check out our incredible events below to see the ways you can make this season brighter for families in need!

Unique Boutique

At our Unique Boutique event in December, YWCA is typically transformed into a holiday store thanks to the generosity of our community. Women and children utilizing our services then shop for presents for their immediate family at no cost during this magical event.

This year, however, you can help bring this special event to life by donating new gifts for a specific family rather than providing general donations.

Please complete the form below by Dec. 4th to let us know you are interested in supporting a family, ensuring every parent and child have a gift to open this holiday.

We also understand that not everyone is able to support an entire family, individual gifts are still accepted and will be given to families that arrive at the Shelter after Unique Boutique.


Adopt-a-Family is a special holiday giving program for our Supportive Housing program participants.

For many parents living in supportive housing, purchasing gifts for their children simply isn’t an option due to other critical financial priorities like food, utilities, and paying down debt. When you adopt a YWCA family, you bring joy by making gift-giving one less worry this holiday season; ensuring that every parent and every child served by YWCA has a gift to open at the holidays.

Please complete the form below by Dec. 4th to let us know you are interested in Adopt-a-Family. For questions, please contact adoptafamily@ywcacassclay.org 

Fill A Home With Hope

Fill A Home With Hope This Holiday is a giving program for our Supportive Housing Program participants. YWCA currently has 70 apartment units in the community dedicated to providing safety, stability, and hope to once-homeless individuals and families, many of whom are survivors of violence.

We invite you to Fill A Home With Hope by providing household basics like kitchen items, bedroom decor, bathroom towels and more.

This is a great opportunity for individuals, businesses, clubs and church groups. With your support families will have fully furnished homes this holiday season.

We ask that all donations are delivered to YWCA Emergency Shelter (3000 S University Dr., Fargo) as soon as possible.

Please pre-schedule a drop-off time for your gifts to ensure social distancing and cleaning time. To arrange a drop-off time, please email mgray@ywcacassclay.org

Stuff the Bus

Tuesday, Dec 1 & Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020!

KFGO, Froggy 99.9, Jack 101.9, 104.7 Duke FM, and MATBUS team up again to Stuff the Bus for YWCA Emergency Shelter, Red River Children’s Advocacy Center, and Badges of Unity!

CLICK HERE for the Unique Boutique Wishlist to help you shop for the most needed and requested items!