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 Your tax-deductible donation could make a life changing impact for some of most vulnerable women, children, men and families in our community.

With a variety of giving levels and donation options, you can help the YWCA continue our legacy of promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. 

Donation Opportunities


The YWCA currently has 21 bedrooms available to safely house survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. For a yearly donation of $1000, you can sponsor a room and assist with the costs associated for that room such as maintenance, utilities, repair or replacement of furniture and bedding, and costs associated with cleaning rooms after survivors depart. Other opportunities are also provided to donors (see picture for details).

Donors have various payment options:

  • one time donation of $1000
  • Two semi-annual donations of $500
  • Four quarterly donations of $250
  • Monthly payments of $83





The YWCA offers convenient options to make cash or check donations .

If you would like to make an in-person cash or check donation, please contact dchiles@ywcavanwertcounty.org for information.


Contact your financial advisor about these options.

Consider a being a sponsor for one of our mission-based events!

Click HERE for event sponsor levels


Volunteer Opportunities

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time: they just have the heart.” 

There are many volunteer options for individuals or groups. For those in need of service hours for educational purposes, scholarship applications or other situations, our volunteer opportunities often qualify. Here are just a few of the ways you can give the gift of time.


Gently used clothing donations are VERY appreciated, however, please refrain from donating the following items:

                        used under garments (due to health codes)      clothing that contains pet hair (due to allergies)        clothing with smoke odors.  

Items we always need

In communal living, there are items the facility or residents regularly need. See the list of needed items below. You may also order from our Amazon Wish List and have items delivered directly to the YWCA. Click here to view the YWCA wish list

  • Paper products: Mega-rolls of toilet tissue, paper towels (select-a-size preferred), facial tissue (boxes and purse packs)
  • Laundry supplies: soap (any brand), dryer sheets-any brand
  • Cleaning supplies: Bleach wipes, disinfecting spray, window cleaner, floor cleaner, shower cleaner, small scrubbing sponges, magic erasers, regular small sponges,
  • Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, hand sanitizer, hand soap (refills bottles and regular bottles), hand sanitizer
  • Adult diapers (various sizes)
  • Feminine products


Donation opportunities

I am interested in the following donation opportunities(Required)
If you are interested in ADOPT-A-ROOM, please complete the additional questions below.
Adopt-a-room Donation information
Please check the box that indicates your preferred payment frequency.
Adopt-a-room donor recognition information:
Unless specified otherwise, donors will be mentioned on YWCA of Van Wert County social media platforms and in the end of year annual report. If you wish for your donation to remain anonymous, please indicate as such.