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Wish List

Our families arrive frightened, stressed and in need of care and support. With your help, we can take care of the essential items they need and give them a reason to smile. The items you donate to support our shelters and programs make a difference to thousands of families every year. Here are a few ways you can help!

Please note: we are unable to accept used items of any kind due to the immune-compromised conditions of some of our guests of the YWCA. Thank you for understanding.

Items in bold are most needed at this time:

  • Gift cards (especially $10 Mastercard/Visa or gas cards, $10-25 grocery cards)
  • Pillows, twin size sheets
  • Bath towels, wash clothes
  • Phone chargers: USB-C (gently used is acceptable)
  • Diapers (size 4,5,6)/pull-ups (size 4T, 5T, 6T)
  • Batteries (all sizes, especially AA/AAA)
  • Suitcases/Duffle Bags/Luggage (gently used is acceptable)
  • Ethnic hair care (specifically shampoo, conditioner, hair product), Bristle hairbrushes
  • Toothpaste (travel and/or regular size)
  • Air Mattresses
  • Air mattress pumps (gently used is acceptable)
  • Body wash, deodorant, razors and shaving cream (men’s/women’s)
  • Baby/kid’s shampoo
  • Baby teething toys
  • Women’s pants (especially jeans, slacks, leggings, sweatpants sizes 8-20)
  • Baby, Toddler and Kid’s Clothing (warm weather clothes, 2T-6 most needed)
  • Shoes (women’s, men’s, toddler/kids), also work shoes (black, nonslip)
  • Swiffer pads/wet jet solution
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Paper/Plastic Products: towels, spoons, forks, plates, etc.
  • Toilet paper/paper towels
  • Sandwich bags/gallon zip-lock bags
  • Trash Bags (13 gallon especially)
  • School Supplies and headphones
  • Non-Alcoholic Beverages, individually packaged snacks

In addition, our families would also appreciate gift cards for gas and fast-food restaurants. Our teens would love gaming gift cards. Thank you for considering supporting the YWCA in this way!

Please contact Crystal Chmielewski at cchmielewski@ywcacin.org regarding finding a time. Please note that we only accept new items.  The in-kind donation form can be emailed to Crystal or brought during a donation drop-off. 

If you shop for us online, please indicate that we are only available for deliveries during business hours on weekdays. Packages should NOT be left at the doorway.