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.

Preserve The Legacy of The Shirley T. Frye

YWCA Greensboro


Last year was the inauguration of the Preserve the Legacy Campaign. We saw great success and received a wave of community support. Our long-time supporters rallied around us when we called, and we welcomed new supporters who learned about the impact of the YWCA Greensboro for the first time. We kicked off the campaign with a lead gift of $100,000 from Dr. Nido Qubein and High Point University.

This year, we are once again calling on our community for support. Since 1903, the YWCA has had the flexibility to offer direct service programs while serving as a driving-force for change and advocacy on behalf of the community’s most vulnerable and marginalized people. Lives have been changed after walking through our doors. It is crucial that we continue to offer assistance to the populations we serve and preserve the legacy of our building’s namesake, Mrs. Shirley T. Frye.

This year, we hope you will join our fundraising efforts by leading efforts of your own! Our new JustGiving platform allows you to raise money with your friends and family to help support the YWCA Greensboro. All you have to do is visit our campaign page, click “Start Fundraising”, and in just a few easy steps, you will have a page of your own to customize and share. If fundraising is not for you, you can make a one-time monetary donation on the page as well. Technical support is available by emailing

Amazon Wish Lists

Amazon Wish Lists are a great tool to know exactly what sort of items our programs need. The best part is that it allows you to easily add items to your cart as you do your regular Amazon shopping. Amazon Wish Lists show how many of an item is needed, and how many have been purchased so far, so you know exactly what to buy to meet the needs of our programs. Click the buttons below to visit our program Wish Lists.

The YWCA sustains and grows based on the support and generosity of our friends. Donations help to ensure that we provide high-quality services and enable us to provide programs and services to meet community needs.

Volunteers are invaluable to the YWCA Greensboro! We rely on volunteers to help prepare and serve meals to our shelter residents, serve as mentors to young women in our programs and lend a helping hand for our program directors. Make your time count as a volunteer at the YWCA.

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The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.