At the YWCA we take pride in providing the services, support and friendship that the women and girls who turn to us need. The support of the community – both at the business and individual level – has been humbling and gratifying. There are many ways of supporting the YWCA and the women and girls who depend on us. Your contribution will enable us to preserve our legacy of service, advocacy, leadership, and initiatives that change lives in our community. Thank you for making a difference.


The YWCA offers comprehensive solutions to the problems facing women and girls in our community today. We’ve been able to make a difference thanks to the generous support of businesses and individuals in Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County.

There are many ways to help:

Donate Online

From our website, you can make your gift securely online.In addition to donating online, there are other ways you can support the mission and work of YWCA.

Mail Your Gift

Mail your gift to:

YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
Attn: Contributions
1517 Ritchie Highway, Suite 201
Arnold, MD 21012

Donate Stock or Other Securities

When you transfer stocks or other securities to the YWCA Annapolis, you are eligible for a tax deduction for fair market value.

Benefits to Giving a Gift of Stock 
  • Your gift of securities entitles you to a federal charitable income tax deduction.
  • You are allowed to deduct the full fair market value of your gift when you make a gift of appreciated securities, as long as you have owned the securities for a year or more.
  • You may use your deduction for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income.
  • You are allowed to carry any unused deduction forward for up to five additional years.
  • You will not be required to pay capital gains tax on the stock you donate.
How Can I Make a Gift of Stock?

1. Discuss tax related issues with your attorney or accountant.
2. Authorize your stock broker or your bank to complete the transfer process.
3. Instruct your broker/bank to call (410) 626-7800 to speak with the Executive Director.

If you are in possession of the physical securities, you can directly mail or hand deliver the certificate(s) without any endorsement or assignment to:

YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Attn: Executive Director

1517 Ritchie Highway, Suite 201

Arnold, MD 21012

Please enclose a letter stating the purpose of your contribution. In a separate envelope, please include a signed stock power form for each gift. Your broker or banker will be able to provide you with the form.

My Gift is in Process – What’s Next?

Please notify us of all stock gifts. This will help us shepherd your gift securely through the transfer process.

For more information, contact the Executive Director at (410) 626-7800.

Or write to us at:

YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

Attn: Executive Director

1517 Ritchie Highway, Suite 201

Arnold, MD 21012

Planned Giving

Choose from many giving options, including naming the YWCA USA as a beneficiary in your will and more complex trust arrangements that provide life-long income. Help us secure the future!


For More Information

If you have questions about any of our giving programs, please contact the:

Executive Director
(410) 626-7800


Volunteers are an essential resource in allowing the YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County to offer the many programs, support services and events we provide. There are many different opportunities for volunteers – all equally important:

Hotline Support and Client Advocate

Answer the 24-hour general crisis hotline, provide accompaniment for victims to the police department, a hospital or other medical provider, and/or provide legal accompaniment. Comprehensive training provided and long term commitment required. Please note that the hotline is manned 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week and volunteers are needed for all shifts.

Professional Services & Skilled Trades

The YWCA has an ongoing need for individuals or groups to assist in landscaping and/or routine building maintenance. Duties would include light landscaping, gardening, cleanup, changing of light fixtures, ceiling panels, furniture assembly, light renovation, and other handyman work. Hours are flexible.

Event Planning

Join a committee to help plan and raise funds for one of the annual events that the YWCA organizes such as A Tribute to Women and Industry, A Tribute to Women of Color, Disco Magic Gala, the YWCA Week Without Violence, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and our annual fundraising campaign.

Arden House Shelter

Respond to domestic violence in our community and answer the YWCA 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline. Comprehensive training provided and long term commitment required.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Have fun sharing your knowledge of budgeting, yoga, stress relief, painting, exercising, and more with residents. Evenings and weekends.

Submit a Volunteer Application Form. Or contact us at (410) 626-7800 for more information.

Wish List

The YWCA is Pleased to Accept:

Gift Cards and Certificates

Baby and Children Products

  • Diapers, Wipes, Bottles, Over-the-counter Medication

Household Supplies

  • Cleaners, Paper Products, Food Savers/Wraps, New Bedding Items.


  • New Pajamas, Undergarments, and Socks for Women and Children.

Other Needs

  • Alarm Clocks, Batteries, Stamps, Light Bulbs, Flashlights, Umbrellas.

Personal Items/Toiletries

  • Toiletries (all), Cosmetics, Feminine Hygiene, Hairdryers, Grooming Products.

Unfortunately the YWCA has limited storage space and is able to take only these items.