Donation Wishlist

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. At this time, we are only able to accept new items. 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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Upcoming Drives For Our Sister’s Closet

During the pandemic, we have had to scale back our ability to accept donations from the community. However, to help meet specific needs expressed by clients Our Sister’s Closet will be engaging in necessity drives at certain times throughout this year. More details to come about the best way to support this effort. Thank you!

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

Ongoing Wishlist Items (Post-COVID)

At this time, we are unable to accept gently used items at our shelter or at Our Sister’s Closet unless through a specific coordinated drive initiated by YWCA Spokane staff. We hope to be able to allow donations of this type again soon. Thank you for your patience. During the pandemic, please consider donating your gently used items to our partners, Global Neighborhood Thrift.

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 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