Christmas At The Y

Christchurch YWCA Christmas Gifts Needed

Christmas at the YWCA

The YWCA Christchurch offer emergency and transitional accommodation for women and women with children. Christmas time can be a particularly busy time of the year for the Christchurch Y's emergency accommodation unit. 

To create a fun and festive Christmas for the guests, the Christchurch YWCA provide food and presents for the women and children staying with them. This year they need help from the community to donate gifts to an expected 16 Women and 16 Children of varying ages.

If you would like to help make Christmas feel like Christmas for the women and children staying at the Christchurch Y, you can send a gift (or two) to:

YWCA Christchurch
285 Hereford Street
Christchurch 8011


Hamilton YWCA & Women's Refuge Food Drive

YWCA Hamilton Food Drive

In preparation of Christmas, the YWCA of Hamilton are running a food drive to help support the Waikato Women’s Refuge over the holiday season. Non-perishables such as canned food (including meats, fish, soup, beans etc), dry pasta/ rice, cereal, muesli bars, peanut butter, juice boxes, and other Christmas treats, are all welcome. 

The Hamilton Y are open Monday-Friday until the 20th of December for donations, which can to be delivered or dropped off at:

YWCA Hamilton
28 Pembroke Street
Hamilton 3204