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Give a Gift, Change a Life

Giving Tuesday is a global movement, but you can be a part of it right here in your own community! Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Considered to be the “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.

Your gift to YWCA Edmonton will be invested in programs and services that help create brighter futures for women and families in Edmonton. Your support will make a lasting difference in the lives of women like Diane:

“As I write this, it has been 73 days since my husband assaulted me. The bruising and swelling to my face has disappeared. I have a tiny scar from the stitches I received from the laceration on my cheek. My cheekbone where he fractured it is still tender and I have been experiencing eye pain to my right eye on and off. However, the emotional and psychological trauma done to me is very, very raw.”

— Diane V.

Diane and her young son have recently taken the steps to start their journey of healing with the trauma-informed care provided by YWCA Edmonton’s Counselling Services. Lack of affordable therapy and mental health supports is the most significant mental health challenge facing our society. Our commitment to providing accessible care for any who need it means that all of our clients are able to get the crucial mental health supports they need, regardless of any socioeconomic barriers they may be facing.

YWCA Edmonton is regarded as a centre of best practices on trauma-informed care, and clients are never turned away based on an inability to pay. These services are a catalyst for positive change in the lives of those like Diane, allowing them to take steps toward healing.

It’s not too late to make a difference with your support this season for the women and families accessing our invaluable programs and services. Every gift we receive before the end of the year will have an immediate impact, and you’ll receive a tax receipt for the 2019 tax year. Join the movement and donate today!

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