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YWCA of Cortland Asks Community Members to Help Provide Gifts For Local Youths


The holiday season is fast approaching and with that, the YWCA of Cortland is again asking members of the community to help the organization with their Holiday Giving Tree in order to provide gifts for 80 youths within our community.

Every year, the YWCA mentoring program, Bridges for Kids, assists families in providing holiday gifts for children in Cortland County. The program looks to help 270 children, but says 80 children may not receive any presents if no one picks their tags from the Giving Tree that is located at the YWCA Cortland lobby.

The YWCA says there are two ways members in the community can help the 80 children. They may stop by the YWCA and pick a child’s tag off of the Giving Tree and then shop for them (the tag will include interests, their ages, clothing sizes, and if they have a high need for clothing, winter gear, or food).

Another way community members may help if they cannot shop locally or drop off in person, is to purchase gifts from the Bridges for Kids Holiday Assistance Amazon Wish List and have it shipped to the YWCA.

Anyone who participates is asked to drop off unwrapped gifts at the YWCA by December 15th. You can learn more about the program by visiting CortlandYWCA.org.

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