Every year, Bridges for Kids, a service of the YWCA Cortland Mentoring program, helps families provide holiday gifts to over 150 children in our community.

There are two ways YOU can help make the holidays merry and bright for local families experiencing trying times:

1. YWCA Giving Tree

Want to shop for a specific child?

Stop by the YWCA Cortland lobby the week of 11/27 to pick a child’s name off the Giving Tree!

Please bring unwrapped gifts along with wrapping paper rolls to the YWCA anytime before 12/15. 

2. Amazon Wish List

Unable to shop and drop off gifts in person?

You can purchase gifts from our Holiday Assistance Amazon Wish List. To send the gifts straight to the YWCA, choose “Melinda Anne Gardner” for the shipping address, and we’ll handle the rest!

Please make your gift before Friday, December 15. The sooner, the better!

For more information, email Mindy Gardner at bridges@cortlandywca.org.