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collage: Adopt-A-Family 2021 donorsHelp us bring holiday cheer to families in need.

The holiday season is just around the corner. At YWCA Mohawk Valley, that means making our clients’ wishes come true through Adopt-A-Family. You can help us create happy holiday memories for the women, children, and families in our care throughout this time of year.

If you would like to Adopt-A-Family for the 2022 season, please use one of the applications below and complete/return no later than Monday, November 14:

Online Application

Download Printable Application

How it Works

After completing your Adopt-A-Family application, you will receive an anonymous Wish List from your family no later than Tuesday, November 22. The Wish Lists will be no more than four items per family member, with each item totaling $25 or less. You can decide what you are able to contribute and plan your shopping trip!

Once your shopping is done, contact us to schedule your gift drop-off: email events@ywcamv.org or call 315.732.2159 ext. 235. All drop-offs will be scheduled during the week between Monday, December 6 and Friday, December 10 to our Administrative Office at 7 Rutger Park in Utica.

Why We Do It

Through Adopt-A-Family, children who have known violent homes instead have peaceful and happy mornings, opening new presents they might only dreamed of. Having escaped their abusers, it is likely that our survivors have no happy memories of the holiday season at all.

You can change that.

During the holiday season especially, our goal is to provide a safe home for our clients and their families where they can begin creating new and happy memories. Children having a gift to open, or parents having the ability to watch their children open their gifts, provides a heartwarming start to a lifetime of new memories and hope.

For more information about Adopt-A-Family, email us at events@ywcamv.org.