• YWCA Presents of Peace

YWCA Holiday Giving Programs

Sponsor a Family this Holiday Season

Make a difference this holiday season by sponsoring a low-income family through YWCA’s Presents of Peace holiday hamper program. You will be provided with a family’s wish list and the opportunity to deliver presents to the family.

The cost to sponsor a family with one child is $300. We suggest $125 for each additional child in the family.

“Being a POP sponsor is the highlight of our holiday season. When we got to our family’s door the little girl said my Santa's here!"

- Presents of Peace Sponsor

“I have no words to express my gratitude for such a wonderful time and amazing gifts that we had yesterday. Our sponsor Jen is an extraordinary person! She is so loving and caring with us! One more time, thank you so much!”

- Program participant, YWCA Single Mothers Support Group

Learn more about the Presents of Peace program.  

Register early! We run out of families early in the season. Sponsors will be matched with YWCA families between November 15 - November 23.


Hampers are only available to eligible YWCA program participants. Please contact your YWCA program manager to apply.

For more information, contact Presents of Peace at 604 895 5783 | pop@ywcavan.org 


Simplify the Season

Simplify the Season is an easy way to donate directly to families in need. You can shop the holiday wish list to provide essentials such as groceries, clothing, parental support and childcare supplies for single mothers and their children across Metro Vancouver through the following programs:

  • YWCA Crabtree Corner Hot Lunch Program
  • YWCA Crabtree Corner Books, Bags and Babies
  • YWCA Semlin Gardens Housing
  • Dress for Dignity (through the YWCA Thrift Store)
  • YWCA Crabtree Corner Early Learning & Childcare Centre
  • Emergency food vouchers

You may also consider becoming a monthly donor or making a one-time gift to the area in most need of your support.

If would like to support YWCA Metro Vancouver programs and services, Simplify the Season is a great way to brighten a family's holidays. 

Shop for a gift   Make a donation   Give on behalf of a group

Sincerest thanks to iA Financial Group for matching donations up to $5,000 for #GivingTuesday, and to a generous long-time donor and friend of the YWCA for matching more donations up to $5,000. Although the match has been met, we still encourage you to #SimplifyTheSeason for a family in need.

For more information, contact Nicole Lee at 604 895 5828 | nlee@ywcavan.org