A program exclusively for YWCA Toronto program participants.

Help bring joy, peace, and a sense of belonging to marginalized women, girls, and gender diverse people by donating to the Adopt-A-Family Fund today. Because everyone deserves something special for their family.

Your support, and the brightness it brings to the lives of those we serve are needed more than ever during the holiday season. For those living in poverty, escaping violence or experiencing trauma and instability, the holidays can be the loneliest and most insecure time of the year.

Your donation to YWCA Toronto’s Adopt-A-Family Fund will help us leverage discounted bulk pricing so we can purchase and distribute gift cards to help our program participant meet their needs - including food, gifts, and warm winter clothing.

Your generous support of Adopt-A-Family Fund allows those we serve to not only survive the holidays but to enjoy the holidays and create special memories for themselves and their family.

“Thanks to Adopt-A-Family, I was able to buy the things I needed to make a wonderful Christmas Day breakfast and dinner for my kids. I am so thankful and know that I will pay it forward some day.”
— Andrea

“I can’t imagine what the holidays would have been like without your generous donation. Thank you for making it a special time for me and my family.”
 The Johnston Family

Here are some examples of the impact your gift will have:

$50 could help a person experiencing homelessness buy warm boots. $100 can help a parent fleeing violence buy gifts for their children.

$250 could allow a family to share a special holiday meal together.
$500 can provide several families with the basic necessities of life.


Contact Us

For more information, contact Winky Chan, Donor Services and Administrative Officer, at or 416-961-8101 x 335