The YWCA Greensboro provides a variety of programs and services for people in need through our parenting programs, community engagement initiatives, youth empowerment opportunities, and through our onsite emergency family shelter.
The holiday season is upon us, and that usually means we are beginning to shop for our loved ones. Since the beginning of COVID-19, online shopping skyrocketed as people followed stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines. The Insider reported that in 2021, e-commerce spending increased $183 billion over expected levels! Amazon, who sits in second place on the Fortune 500 List, saw a 38% increase in revenue, bringing it’s revenue to $386 billion in 2020.
While quarantining throughout this pandemic, many folks found some joy in seeing someone step out of that navy blue truck with the smile on the side and bring a brown box to their doorstep. It is expected that the trend of trading standing in line at a store for a virtual shopping cart will continue.
While you are surfing the pages of Amazon, consider adding a few items to help the YWCA Greensboro serve or Emergency Family Shelter residents and Parenting Program participants. These items will allow us to provide holiday gifts to families as well as get caught up on needed items to serve them throughout the year. We serve families, so there are items on each list for for adults and children. Some items are indicated as priority, but we greatly appreciate any item you feel drawn to purchasing for us! Some items are listed as examples, like books and toys. We would love for you to share your favorite book or toy that you or your children enjoyed in youth. If you prefer to purchase items at a store and drop them off at our location, feel free to use these Wish Lists as inspiration. We ask that any items we receive be unwrapped and new.
Thank you to our incredible community that has supported us over the years. The love we receive, especially throughout the pandemic, has been so impactful.