Donation Wishlist

Donation Wishlists During COVID

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, our team has created special wish lists of new items needed at our safe shelter for domestic violence survivors and for clients of Our Sister’s Closet (OSC), a donation-based clothing boutique for women. If you would like to help with this effort, please consider purchasing items through Amazon Smile to multiply the impact of your contribution.

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Donations For Our Sister’s Closet

During the pandemic, we have had to scale back our ability to accept donations from the community. However, starting on June 8th 2021, Our Sister’s Closet will be accepting general donations from the community again, one day per week. Each week, on Tuesdays from 9 am – 5 pm, our staff will be able to receive donations for Our Sister’s Closet. Donations may be delivered in person to our front desk located at 930 N Monroe St. on Tuesdays between 9 am and 5 pm. We are unable to accept or receive donations on any day of the week other than Tuesday. 

When giving a general donation to Our Sister’s Closet, please reference this Donation Guide, which outlines items that we are in need of and items we are unable to accept. If you are interested in donating an item that we are unable to accept within Our Sister’s Closet, please consider donating to one of our nonprofit community partners. Our staff can provide a list of nonprofit community partners who accept donations, upon request.

To help meet needs expressed by clients, Our Sister’s Closet is requesting specific items through agency sponsored donation drives at scheduled intervals throughout the year. Details about items requested are below.

    • May 2021: New panties
    • July 2021: New bras
    • September 2021: New socks
    • November 2021: New & gently used coats
    • January 2022: New toiletries (deodorant, shaving supplies, full sized shampoos/conditioner)

Ongoing Donation Wishlist Items (Post-COVID)

At this time, we are not able to accept donated goods outside of the items accepted by Our Sisters Closet, detailed on the donation guide above. We will provide more information here when we are able to accept donations from the Ongoing Donation Wishlists below. Until then, if you would like to support us, please consider donating to Our Sister’s Closet, referencing this Donation Guide, purchasing items from our Amazon wishlists at the top of this page, or give a monetary donation online here.

The rest of the information below this paragragh is not relevant at this time, but reflects our general donation needs, in times not affected by the pandemic. This is information to keep in mind for a later date, but not to act upon at this moment. We will continue to provide updates here about our capactiy to accept and receive donations as we move through pandemic recovery.

Below is our YWCA Spokane Donation Wish Lists, which is available to download and sharing with friends and co-workers. To set up a clothing, hygiene, or necessity drive to support women, children, and families served by YWCA Spokane, please call Melanie Wilson at 509-863-2882 or email melaniew@ywcaspokane.org. Thank you!

YWCA Spokane Donation Wish Lists

Most Needed Items

Below is a list of items we tend to need all year long. Thank you for helping to ensure we can support our clients with these valued items.

    • Domestic Violence Safe Shelter
      • Diapers & Pull-Ups (New)
      • Twin Bedding (New or Gently Used)
      • Reusable Hygiene Products (ex: New Diva Cups)
      • School Supplies (New)
      • Pet Items/Supplies (New)
      • Summer Kits For Kids (New)
    • Our Sister’s Closet
      • Deodorant & Shaving Items (New)
      • Hygiene Items (New)
      • Bras & Underwear (New)
      • Shampoo & Conditioner (New & Full Sized Bottles)
    • Women’s Opportunity Center
      • Art Supplies

Once the pandemic is under control, consider conducting a donation drive to gather one or more of the above deeply needed items for clients at YWCA Spokane. Its a fun and rewarding way to give back! Donations can be dropped off at 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201. Upon drop off of your gathered donations, make sure to fill out a donation receipt for our tracking and for your tax purposes. We also encourage donors to take a photo to share with us. We love to highlight your contribution on social media.


Additional Donation Wishlist Items

Below you will find a list of additional items that are often needed throughout the different programs at YWCA Spokane.

Women to Work Program:
    • New folders
    • Pens
    • Highlighters
    • Notepads
    • Calendars/planners/organizers
    • Resume paper
    • USB flash drives
    • Gently used or new portfolios
    • Thank you cards
    • Bus passes and gas cards
Essentials – Soft Skill Development Program:
    • 7in x 10in mixed media art journals
    • Knitting/crochet supplies
    • Paint & art supplies
    • Yoga mats
    • Blankets
    • Couch pillows
    • Floor cushions
    • Sewing machine & supplies
Children’s Programs & Education:
    • 3 ring binders /2”
    • Backpacks
    • Colored markers bold/fine point
    • Colored pencils
    • Erasable blue and black pens
    • Folders 2 or 4 pocket
    • Highlighters
    • Ink pens- blue, black, red
    • Kleenex
    • Pencil sharpeners- self contained
    • Pink pearl erasers
    • Post-It Notes
    • Plastic pencil boxes
    • Rulers
    • Scissors- youth size and 5”
    • Sm. Pencil pouches
    • Sturdy Compass
    • Subject dividers 5 and 8 tab
    • Water colors- Crayola brand
    • USB Flash drives 512 MB, 2GB
Our Sister’s Closet – Clothing Boutique:

We always look for seasonally appropriate clothing in all sizes, but especially in sizes 0-6 and 14+.

We accept gently used or new:

    • Slacks, chinos, nice jeans
    •  Dresses, skirts, suits, blazers
    • Blouses, tanks, sweaters
    • Coats, jackets, scarves, gloves
    • Accessories (earrings, necklaces, belts, scarves, etc)
    • Handbags, wallets, make-up bags
    • Shoes and boots
    • Bras, pajamas, work-out clothing
    • Maternity clothing

We accept new:

    • Deodorant, mascara, lip gloss
    • Toothbrushes
    • Underwear and socks
    • Personal necessities (individually wrapped tampons and/or pads, toilet paper, cotton balls/swabs, etc)
    • Make-up, hair products/tools
    • Toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, lotions, perfume, denture supplies)
Confidential Safe Shelter:
    • New or gently used bedding (pillows must be new)
    • New or gently used socks, bras, sweats, sleepwear, coats, casual shoes, slippers
    • New paper products and school supplies
    • New cleaning supplies
    • Phone cards and gift cards for gas or groceries
    • Stamps
    • Journals for women and teen girls
    • Bus passes
    • Bath and beach towels
    • Hygiene items (tooth brush, toothpaste, deodorant, hair brushes, shampoo, conditioner, lotion)
    • Sunblock
    • New underwear for women, boys and girls in various sizes