Every year, Bridges for Kids, a service of our Mentoring program, helps families provide holiday gifts to over 150 children, and this year, YOU can help make the holidays merry and bright for local families experiencing trying times in two different ways:

  1. You can stop by YWCA Cortland Lobby or the Cortland Free Library to pick a child’s name off our giving tree OR email bridges@cortlandywca.org to be assigned a tag and provide them with gifts for the holidays!
  2.  You can purchase gifts on our Bridges for Kids Holiday Assistance Amazon Wish List. To send the gifts straight to the YWCA, choose “Melinda Anne Gardner” for the shipping address. Also, make sure you use AmazonSmile, and Amazon will donate a portion of the proceeds to YWCA Cortland at no extra cost. Click to find out more about AmazonSmile.
  3. Make a monetary donation to help us purchase holiday gifts.

Unwrapped gifts are due by Monday, December 19. If you would like to support the family further, providing them with wrapping paper is encouraged!

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