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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.

Top Items:

  • Bath towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Twin size sheet sets
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Unwrapped new, toys valued at $15 – $25 for children ages 0-18
  • $15-$25 gift cards for our survivors and their teenagers (Kroger, Amazon, Target, Xbox, etc.)
  • Coats
  • Winter boots
  • Children’s shoes + clothes (3T and up)
  • Women’s work shoes (black, nonslip)
  • School supplies (folders, paper, pencils)
  • Women’s pants (size 10 – 18)
  • AA batteries
  • Umbrellas
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Individually packaged snacks
  • Suitcases + Luggage and we will accept gently used

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.