Support us

There are many ways to support the YWCA Cambridge!

As a non-profit organization, the YWCA Cambridge relies on fundraising events as well as gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations to help us provide quality, affordable programs and services for women, children, and families. Throughout each year, we sponsor (or others sponsor for us) various fundraisers intended to appeal to many different interests. Some are fun, some are serious, some are unique and others are very traditional.There are many ways to support the YWCA Cambridge!


Friendraising is a way for you and your friends to learn more about YWCA Cambridge and what we do. Host an informal dinner party, a brunch, or just have a few friends over to spend some time hearing and talking about the YWCA mission and how we carry it out. We’d love to share what the YWCA mission means locally and how it is reflected in the services we provide. You also will have the opportunity to learn about ways you can support and be involved in the YWCA Cambridge.

Throw a FUNDRAISER for the YWCA Cambridge

Sponsor a car wash, BBQ, or even a golf tournament with your friends, co-workers, members of your faith groups, or other members of your circle. Together we can build the resources to enrich the lives of women and children!

On Facebook, donate your Birthday to YWCA Cambridge by creating a fundraiser in lieu of gifts.

Please contact us for more information about how to become involved in FRIENDRAISING or FUNDRAISING for the YWCA Cambridge at 617-491-6050.

In-Kind Donations

Thank you for considering YWCA Cambridge for your donation! We help 500+ women, children, and families annually, and our needs are always changing.

Please consider signing up to be a part of our email list, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, where we frequently ask for specific needs year-round. Please review our list below for much-needed items. Clothing may be accepted on an as-needed basis.

Please call 617-491-6050 or email [email protected] if you are considering giving an in-kind donation. Our storage space is limited.


Our housing and shelter programs are eager to accept donations of the following:

  • Diapers/Wipes/Pull-Ups
  • Socks (Woman/Men/Infant/Children)
  • Twin size bed sheet sets and blankets
  • Pillows
  • Umbrellas/Stroller Covers
  • Bottles/Sippy Cups
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Non-perishable food items (e.g. canned food, pasta, cereal)
  • Blank Notebooks