Annual Campaign

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Give With Your Hearts

As 2021 comes to an end, we want to take a moment to thank our community members. Over the past year, generous donations have helped us provide 60 children with the opportunity to continue their online school programs at the YWCA Elgin through our School Age Child Care program; which is led by our talented and dedicated teachers. We have also helped 75 families continue in the Family Literacy Program, as well as 265 adults continue with their education. To this day, we have served over 900 families in Kane County by providing emergency aid during the pandemic. Our staff not only provided what was needed; they also provided hope.

Hunger, hardships, and despair did not take a break during the pandemic, and neither did the YWCA Elgin. We continued our mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, and freedom for all. While we had a few challenges, we found new ways to help families with their needs, by delivering food and products, finding medical care, and connecting women, youth, and families to solutions for issues that affect their opportunities for growth and empowerment.

We’re proud of our accomplishments over the past year, we couldn’t have done it without community members like you.

We hope that you will send your heart, hope, and donation to improve the lives of women, children, and families at the YWCA Elgin. Please help us continue to strengthen our community and care for those who need our help by donating to the YWCA Elgin.

With deep appreciation,


Nancy Burnidge                 Linda Knight                        Julia A. McClendon

YWCA Elgin Board Co-Chair      YWCA Elgin Board Co-Chair       YWCA Elgin CEO