Wish List

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YWCA Greater Cincinnati provides needed services to thousands of women, men, and families annually. We rely on the generosity of individuals and community partners and thank you in advance for donating.


The following is a list of currently needed items. We ask that items be new (no gently worn items accepted). Donations are collected at the YWCA’s Downtown Facility, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. To coordinate delivery, contact Kate Jarvi, 513-361-2154. You may also consider ordering items from our Amazon Wish List and shipping them directly to the downtown facility.



Urgent Needs

Large plastic storage bins (48 quart is ideal)

Twin Sheet Sets


Bath Towels

Wash Cloths

Baby Wipes

Women’s pajamas, all sizes

Women’s clothes, all sizes

Socks, all sizes

Underwear, all sizes

Cleaning Supplies


Other Needs


Baby Monitors (new or used as long as in good working order)


Rain Ponchos

Books (birth to Preschool, English & Spanish)

Nesting and stacking toys

Legos/building blocks


Board games, all ages

Headphones (new only)

Children’s hooded towels

Air mattresses: full and twin

Blankets: twin

Diapers, all sizes

African American/Black dolls (all sizes)


Women’s Clothing

House slippers


T-shirts, all sizes

Sweatpants, all sizes

Sweatshirts, all sizes

Cotton shorts, all sizes

Bras (especially 40 or larger)

Women’s bath robes, all sizes

Women’s bathing suits, all sizes


Household Items

Shower Curtains and Rods

Hand Towels

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels


Cleaning Supplies

Magic erasers

Dish detergent

Carpet freshener

Air freshener

Pine Sol cleaner

Disinfectant spray


Disinfectant wipes

Mops (industrial)


Dust pans


Toilet Cleaner


Shower Cleaner


Personal Hygiene Supplies (prefer full size)

Hand sanitizer

Hair sheen (spray sheen)

Body wash/bar soap

Body Lotion



Manicure sets

Combs and brushes

Children’s toothpaste, toothbrushes, bath soap, shampoo, bath poufs

Aromatherapy oils

Warming neck/eye pillows


Ethnic Hair and Skin Products

Motions Shampoo or Conditioner

Hair perms

Hair relaxers

Kinky Curly

Shea Moisture

Mixxed Chicks

As I Am

Miss Jessie’s

Dark and Lovely Au Natural Coil Moisturizing Soufflé

Coconut Oil

Jojoba Oil

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo or Conditioner

Carol’s Daughter Monoi Collection

Carol’s Daughter Lisa’s Hair Elixer Fortifying Scalp Spray and Restoring Oil


Koils by Nture

Curls Unleased Curl Defining Crème

EDEN BodyWorks JOjOba Monoi All Natural Conditioner

Crème of Nature Argan Oil Moisture & Shine Shampoo

Cantu Shea Butter Leave?In Conditioner

Anu Line

Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Gel

Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

Max Green Alchemy Scalp Rescue Conditioner


Miscellaneous Items

Healthy snacks & bottled water

Patio Umbrellas (can be gently used)


Target/Walmart/Kroger, other gas/food gift cards (small denominations)

Bus tokens

Batteries AA and D



Low-cost vacuums

Pocket folders (any colors)

Art Supplies

Crayons & Markers

Coloring Books

High Chair (House of Peace)

Patio Furniture (House of Peace)

Journals (House of Peace)

Umbrella Strollers

Infant Wraps or Slings for carrying infants

Pencil Boxes

4 oz. Elmers Glue Bottle

Glue Sticks

Blunt Preschool Scissors

Small Pencil Sharpeners

Individual Scotch Tape

Preschool Art Smocks


Button Maker

Acoustic Guitar (House of Peace)

Passes for local attractions:  Kings Island, Coney Island, movie theatres, Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati Nature Center, Beach Waterpark, Planet Fitness Eastgate, Scene 75 (Milford location), Beechmont Rollarena, Castle Skateland, Easgate Lanes, Cherry Grove Lanes.