Our friends and supporters often ask how they can assist the YWCA and our clients experiencing domestic and sexual violence as part of their holiday season giving plans. Today we’re launching our annual Hope for the Holidays campaign to allow you to do just that! 

This year’s campaign is aiming to raise $50,000!  We know this is a big challenge and are grateful to be partnering with local businesses and donors to help us reach our goal. Whether a one-time donation, giving a Gift of Hope or entering our Holiday Gift Basket Raffle, your contribution will help us continue providing a secure place to stay for those who need it most this winter. 

The impact of the pandemic has not been easy on anyone; however, it is women, people living in poverty, racialized people, and the elderly who have been disproportionately impacted. Our front-line team has been consistently busy providing critical programs and services to the community during the pandemic. We anticipate that demand for support will continue to rise and become more complex in the months and years ahead.

To ensure that women, their children, and any individuals in our community experiencing violence can find safety, please consider supporting the YWCA Banff Hope for the Holidays Campaign. All the money raised through the Hope for the Holidays campaign will support essential programs and critical operations. 


How you can support:

  1. Direct Donation – Donations matched up to $5,000*
  2. Give a Gift of Hope – Opening 22nd November
  3. Holiday Gift Basket Raffle – Tickets go on sale on 19th November


*Dr. Elizabeth Hall-Findlay, owner of Banff Plastic Surgery, is generously matching all donations received up to a total of $5,000, meaning your donation will have twice the impact!


A huge THANK YOU to all our sponsors, community partners and donors who have made this campaign possible.