Provide Christmas for a Woman in Crisis

Each year, the YWCA Lethbridge "Stockings of Hope" campaign helps women in crisis experience the joy of the Christmas season by providing them with gifts and much-needed personal items. Last year, generous YWCA donors provided Christmas for over 185 women & their families.

Each stocking includes a personal wish-list from a woman (and her children, if she has them). These women are either currently using YWCA programs and services or have used them over the past year. We prioritize Stockings of Hope recipients based on need. We also hang stockings from the youth from our Hestia Homes program, which provides much-needed housing and support for youth who are homeless (or at risk of being homeless).

There are also a number of stockings that are our wish list. These are critical-need items required by our clients throughout the year, which we hold and distribute as needed – things like personal hygiene items or towels, pillows and blankets for women entering Harbour House, our women’s emergency shelter.

How to Participate

Step 1:

Visit YWCA Lethbridge at 604 8th Street South and choose a stocking from our Christmas tree.

Step 2:

Sign your stocking out at the reception desk.

Step 3:

Shop for some or all of the items on the wish list provided. Feel free to include gift wrapping supplies too!

Step 4:

Return your stockings & unwrapped gifts to YWCA Lethbridge by December 16th, 2019.

Want to help but feel too busy to shop?



Please ensure gifts are non-violent in nature (no toy knives, toy guns, GI Joe’s, boxing gloves, etc.)

Please return your gifts unwrapped. (But we’d love it if you provide wrapping paper!)

Please mark each bag or item with the code that was provided to you on your stocking so we can ensure the gifts are distributed to the correct family.



Yvonne Bainbridge
Partnerships Manager