In Kind Needs Donations:

We are always in need of basic items to provide to our clients who are experiencing crisis. Please note that all the items on this list must be new. We cannot take used linens or clothes.

  • Twin blankets
  • Bath towels
  • Sheet sets including pillowcases
  • Pillows
  • Women's sanitary items (pads, tampons)
  • Diapers
  • Laundry detergent
  • Ethnic hair products/Hair products for African-America hair
  • Women's t-shirts/undershirts
  • Women's sweatpants/leggings
  • Journals
  • Personal calendars - pocket or notebook size
Chic Boutique Donations:

We are also looking to stock our Chic Boutique, an incentive-based boutique for clients. As clients complete chores, help others, and take on increasing responsibility, they can earn coupons to use in the boutique. Items for the Chic Boutique must be new. We do not take clothing for the boutique. 

  • Earbuds/Headphones 
  • Nail polish or makeup products
  • Fragrances, lotions, or bath bombs
  • Women's accessories: purses, shoes, scarves, earrings
  • Home items: small décor items, picture frames
  • Kitchen items: dish sets, kitchen towels, oven mitts, silverware
Amazon Wishlist:

Check out our Amazon Wish List for special wishes and needs for the shelter! 

Dress for Success Donations:

If you have new or lightly used suiting pieces, business professional or business casual accessories including jewelry, shoes or handbags, please reach out to Dress for Success Fort Wayne Director, Marty Kocks-Hamrick at mkocks-hamricks@womensbureau.org to make donation arrangements. 

Questions:

If you have any questions about current needs, if we will accept your donation, or to coordinate a donation drive, please call Anna Thompson, Resource Development Assistant, at 260.424.4908 ext. 225 or email at athompson@ywcaerew.org. Donations can be dropped off during business hours Monday - Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, or by appointment.