Shelter Wish List

Thank you for your interest in supporting the YWCA domestic violence shelter! The shelter always has a need for the following items:

  • Anything on our Amazon Wish list.
  • Silverware, forks, spoons.
  • Bus passes/ticket books (Valley Transit is free in summer but charges for rides the rest of the year).
  • Pool passes for kids and adults.
  • Full-size bottles of conditioner. (Currently we are well-stocked with shampoo.)
  • Full-size deodorant.
  • Adult coloring books. Great for destressing!
  • Pillows: New, standard-size.
  • Colored pencils.
    Vacuum cleaners: We’d love to have two sturdy working vacuums for the family shelter.
  • Easy-to-prepare foods are generally preferred over ingredients that require a lot of preparation. Popular items are boxed cereal, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, cooking oil, noodle soups, crackers, dry milk, veggies/fruits, pastas, frozen goods, juices, corn dogs/hot dogs, eggs, ground beef, spices, butter, snacks for kids.  When living in shelter and sharing a kitchen with many other women, convenience is a high priority.
  • Women’s underwear: All sizes, new.
  • Laundry soap.
  • Dish soap.
  • Kitchen cleaning wipes.
  • Baby supplies: Wipes, gentle soap.
  • Twin-size bedding: Sheets, comforters and mattress covers.
  • Pillows: New, standard-size.
  • Feminine hygiene products.
  • Washcloths.
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste are currently well-stocked.
  • Diapers are covered at this time.
  • Clothing* (see note below).

Other donations the shelter would greatly appreciate:

  • Blenders. (Two, if possible!)
  • Dish scratchers, sponges/scrubbers.
  • LED lights.
  • Flashlights.
  • Household batteries: AA, AAA, etc.
  • Emergency tool box.
  • Journals.
  • Inspirational pictures/posters.

Basics for families leaving the shelter:

  • Household items.
  • Furniture* (see note below).
  • Full sets of dishes or utensils.
  • Cleaning supplies.


Clothing: Because our space is limited, we keep a small supply of emergency  clothing on hand. But thanks to our partnership with Goodwill Industries, any nice, used clothing you donate to us will benefit the shelter! We turn over out-of-season or other donations that we don’t have immediate need for to them, and in turn, they give us vouchers that our residents can use to shop at their stores here or in the Tri-Cities. This gives residents an organized place to fill their variety of clothing needs.

Furniture: Please call 525-2570 and ask to speak to an advocate to make arrangements.

Stuffed animals and toys: Due to health restrictions, we can only take new toys. We do like to keep a few toys on hand to give to bored or frightened children or things like craft kits for older kids.

Last updated: December 2019