Holiday Giving

YWCA Madison consistently strives to respond to and meet the needs of our clients. With the Holiday Giving program our goal is to support YWCA families in creating their own holiday traditions.  One way we can do this is to put more of the gift-giving decisions back in the hands of the families that we serve.

It is in this spirit, we ask that you consider donating gift cards this holiday season. This will provide families with an opportunity to fully engage in the holiday experience.

Making it possible for a mother to select the warm pajamas for her child’s first Christmas, a granddaughter to pick out a special lotion for her grandmother, or a family to buy a few extra groceries for a special holiday meal.

Suggested Gift Cards

  • Amazon
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Carters
  • Marshalls
  • Shoe Carnival
  • Target
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Walmart
  • Woodman’s
  • Kwik Trip *Increments of $15 – $25

We are asking that gift cards be purchased in increments of $25 to $50.

Gift Card Donation Location: YWCA Madison | 101 E Mifflin Street | Suite 100 | Madison, WI 53703 or  YWCA Madison Empowerment Center | 2040 South Park Street | Madison WI 53713

Monday through Friday | 8:30am – 4:00pm

Other Ways to Give this Holiday Season

In addition to our request for gift cards, we are still sending out specific requests we have received from our Shelter and Community Housing families.  If you would like to buy requested gifts for a specific number of families, please contact Erin Farrar via email at

An additional way to donate this season is choose an item, or items, from the YWCA Amazon Holiday Wish List and have them delivered directly to YWCA Madison. 

We truly appreciate your support of our YWCA families! On their behalf, thank you so much for making the holidays brighter.