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Support the critical work of the YWCA of Western Massachusetts by making a tax-deductible contribution today. As a nonprofit, the YW depends on gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. When women can stand up for themselves, they uplift others, and the entire community benefits.

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You can make a one-time or monthly recurring gift via our secure website using a credit card.

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Donate By Phone

You may make a gift with your credit card by calling 413-732-3121 during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Donate By Mail

Please make checks payable to the YWCA of Western Massachusetts and mail to:
YWCA of Western Massachusetts
ATTN: Elizabeth Dineen
1 Clough Street
Springfield, MA 01118

Wish List and In-Kind Donations

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts accepts donations for the individuals and families we serve in the teen residential programs, the domestic violence shelter, and in community-based programs. Donations can be brought to our Springfield location:

1 Clough Street
Springfield, MA 01118
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The YW is fortunate to be the recipient of many generous donations, and we are always grateful to receive any of the items listed below. Our current needs are listed, but if you have an item you would like to donate that is not on the list, please call 413-732-3121, ext. 107, to ensure your donation can be accepted. All items must be new and gift cards are especially appreciated. Unfortunately, we cannot accept certain items, which are also listed below.

Preferred Gift Card

  • Big Y
  • CVS
  • Marshalls
  • Stop and Shop
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Items that are needed

All items need to be in Brand New Condition

  • Baby wipes, and disposable diapers (especially larger sizes)
  • Backpacks and duffle bags for overnight stays
  • Books – children, teens, young adults, adults
  • Clothing and coats – infants, children, teens, adults
  • Fleece blankets
  • Flip flops for summer and shower – children and adults
  • Journals and pens
  • School supplies – for children and teens (backpacks, binders, college-rule notebooks, folders, pens)
  • Shoes
  • Socks and underwear
  • Toiletries – full-size body lotion, body wash, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, mouthwash, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Toys – children and teens
  • Coloring Books & Crayons
  • Board Games & Cards

Items we cannot accept

  • Furniture – cannot accept used or new
  • Home – baked goods and homemade meals
  • Used clothing, toys, and stuffed animals

Don’t Forget to Match Your Gift

Your dollars go even further with a matching gift. Many companies sponsor matching gift programs to encourage employees to support their community. If you have any questions or need help with the process, contact your human resources department or call us at 413-732-3121 and we’ll see if we can help.

The YWCA of Western Massachusetts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported largely through generous contributions from individuals like you. We welcome donors and supporters to view our financial forms:

To Learn More

We are deeply grateful for the individuals and organizations who help us fulfill the YWCA mission. There are many unique ways for companies and individuals to support the YW, including anonymous gifts, one-time and monthly recurring gifts, planned gifts, and more. Call YWCA CEO Elizabeth Dineen at 413-732-3121, ext. 100 to learn more.