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Help Keep the Lights On!

Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through kindness and generosity. Join us in support of the families in and around the Elgin area by participating in #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5th!

We are asking that you show your support on #GivingTuesdayNow by making a donation to the YWCA Elgin (and other non-profits) and/or participating in the #UNselfieChallenge (more information below). Donations made to the YWCA Elgin will help us keep the lights on so that we are able to continue supporting families in and around the Elgin community.

Thank you again for your support and generosity!

With warm regards,

YWCA Elgin


Help us flood Facebook and Instagram with acts of kindness and positivity by participating in the #UNselfieChallenge.

To participate:

1. Complete an act of kindness (the Unselfie) and record or take a photo of this act. Click here to download the #YWUnselfie Template.

2. Copy and paste the following verbiage into your post:


“I was nominated by ______________ to post a picture or video of myself doing a good deed (a selfless act) in honor of the YWCA Elgin’s #Unselfie Challenge.

I tag you because you are a caring individual who will continue spreading kindness.

Continue the positivity by copying this text and pasting it onto your wall with a picture or video of you doing a good deed. Then, tag more awesome individuals!  Let’s flood Facebook/Instagram with positivity and acts of kindness!

For more information about the YWCA Elgin or to make a donation, visit ywcaelgin.org”

3. Add the photo/video of your good deed and publish your post.


YWCA Elgin Program/Event Updates

04.9.2020 UPDATE – Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and Illinois Governor Pritzker’s shelter-in-place order, the YWCA Elgin will be temporarily closed in order to ensure the safety of our clients, staff, and the entire community.

Please check back for updates or changes.

School Age Child Care (SACC) will be closed until April 30th.

Adult Education (English as a Second Language) will be canceled until further notice.

Family Literacy will be canceled until further notice.

Thank you for understanding. We hope everyone stays safe during this time and we look forward to returning to our regular schedule soon.