Donation Wishlist

We count on the support of generous community supporters like you to donate new and gently used items in support of the 14,000+ women, children, and families we serve each year. The need is great and continuous. We can’t do this work alone! Thank you so much for the many ways you show your support!

Consider downloading our YWCA Spokane Donation Wish Lists 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 This Year!

Each month, throughout 2020, we plan to focus on procuring one of the below wishlist items that are highly needed in either Our Sister’s Closet (OSC), the Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC), or our Domestic Violence Safe Shelter.

Take a look at the list below. These items are highly needed all year long. Thank you for helping to ensure we can support our clients with these valued items.

  • JAN – Twin Bedding (New or Gently Used ) – Shelter
  • FEB – Shampoo & Conditioner (New & Full Sized Bottles) – OSC
  • MAR – Reusable Hygiene Products (ex: New Diva Cups) – Shelter
  • APR – Art Supplies (New or Gently Used) – WOC
  • MAY – Pet Items/Supplies (New) – Shelter
  • JUN – Summer Kits For Kids (New) – Shelter
  • JUL – Deodorant & Shaving Items (New) – OSC
  • AUG – Hygiene Items (New) – OSC
  • SEP – School Supplies (New) – Shelter
  • OCT – Diapers & Pull-Ups (New) – Shelter
  • NOV – Holiday Wishlist Items (New) – OSC/WOC/Shelter
  • DEC – Bras & Underwear (New) OSC

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 are always welcome, any time of the year, at 930 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201. Make sure to fill out a donation receipt for our tracking and for your tax purposes. 

Questions?

Please direct any questions about the above wishlist items to the appropriate department contact:

  • Our Sister’s Closet (OSC):
  • Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC):
  • Domestic Violence Safe Shelter (Shelter):

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:
  • Art supplies
  • 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 are always looking 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