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YWCA-MC December Events

MC Gives!

Click here for the entire month of December to support YWCA-MC. A matching donation challenge, MC Gives! is an easy choice for your Christmas donations.   MC Gives! is a year-end campaign that inspires local philanthropy and benefits the YWCA-MC by matching donations between November 7th and December 31st. Donating to the MC Gives! campaign directly affects the women in the Monterey County community and the YWCA-MC depends on your generosity. We need your help to make a real difference in the lives of women in Monterey County.

Click here for the Online Challenge Gift Form in PDF.

#GivingTuesday December 3rd

#GivingTuesday isn’t just about fundraising, it’s about communities banding together and giving of their time, power, skills, expertise, and resources. Each year, YWCA-MC, small businesses, brands, schools, and religious organizations all over the world celebrate the global day of giving.  Join the movement to pay it forward.  This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3rd during the MC Gives! Campaign.  MC Gives! matches donations.  Double your impact by joining the global network of people striving to make the world a better place by Giving on #GivingTuesday through MC Gives!

Lighting of the Candelarias

Our December event will be “Lighting of the Candelarias”, public displays of lighted candelarias (the traditional paper bags weighted by sand and lit by LED lights) created by our clients, children and adults who have survived domestic violence. We honor them for finding a path out of the darkness to a new life filled with light. YWCA-MC will set up the candelarias in a designated space at various venues and also provide tables and staff collect donations for our Domestic Violence Services. Planned locations are Del Monte Center in Monterey, Northridge Mall in Salinas, Downtown Square in Old Town Salinas and some city centers in South County. Dates and times to be determined.

Weekly Self Esteem Workshop

Every Wednesday from 7p-8p at our Salinas location, the YWCA-MC Volunteers will hold a series of Self Esteem Workshops focused on building self esteem, confidence and community. To register for these YWCA-MC self esteem workshops, click here.