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The Winter Warmth Program provides seasonal supports to women and their families throughout York Region. Yearly, WCYR helps more than 200 women and their children have a warm, safe, and fun, holiday season!

In the past we have provided tangible items they need to survive the winter months as well as a little bit extra to celebrate the holidays with their children. Due to COVID-19 we have made changes to the Winter Warmth Program to ensure the safety of the families we are supporting. This year, we will not be providing tangible items to women this year, instead, women will be receiving gift cards such as a prepaid Mastercard, Visa cards etc., to purchase the items they need for themselves and their children during this winter season and the holidays.

There are many ways to help this year! Please see below for details about how you can get involved!  

Sponsor a family!  

  • Make a budget  
  • Choose a family size you can sponsor based on your budget  
  • Purchase gift cards for the family and arrange drop off with WCYR 

Sponsor a woman or her child this holiday season!  

  • Donate a $25 gift card for a teenager!  
  • Donate a $50 gift card that can be used for a pair of winter boots!  
  • Donate a $100 gift card that can be used for a new winter coat for a child in need!  
  • Donate a $100 gift card for a woman in need to buy winter necessities!   

Gather support from friends and family to sponsor a family as a group!  

  • Recruit friends and family to donate a gift card for the family you wish to sponsor  
  • If 5 friends donate a $50 gift card that will provide $250 for a family in need to buy the necessary, winter items. 


Monetary donations are accepted and will be put toward a family with the greatest need! Please use the following link if you would like to make a monetary donation to the Winter Warmth Program. In the form please be sure to click the drop down menu under fund and choose Winter Warmth

Are you ready to become a WCYR hero and sponsor Winter Warmth?

Email Allison Hermann or fill out this form in order to be contacted

Buying gift cards?  

Use this link and the company you purchase a gift card from donates a certain percentage back to WCYR at no additional fee to you!