Wish List

Current needs

Find our current needs on our Amazon wish list here!

Technology (These items can create both emotional and physical safety for survivors.)

Cleaning

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Gloves (for cleaning)
  • Spray bottles
  • Multi-purpose cleaners
  • Lysol/Clorox type of wipes
  • Bathroom cleaning spray
  • Disinfectant sprays
  • Laundry soap / dryer sheets

Bare Necessities (New, unopened/ unused items only please.)

  • African American hair products
  • Brushes/combs
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Travel sized toothpaste
  • Tampons/pads
  • Cleansing wipes for face/body
  • Full size body lotions
  • Razors/shaving foam
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Towels, wash cloths
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Socks (adult sizes)
  • Gas gift cards ($15 and $20 increments please)
  • Gift cards ($10 increments please) for Jimmy John’s, Subway, McDonald’s, and Meijer  (Given to survivors staying in area hotels when our domestic abuse shelter is full.)

Welcome Home Kits

  • Handheld can openers
  • Dish soap/ Dishwasher soap
  • Bath towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Twin-size sheet sets
  • Twin-size, waterproof mattress pads
  • Twin-size, full-encasement mattress protectors (allergen-, bedbug-, and waterproof)

Baby Shower

  • Baby lotion/ powder/ wash
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Gentle laundry soap
  • Teething gel
  • Vaseline
  • Baby wash cloths
  • Burp cloths
  • Diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6)
  • Pack-n-play sheets

Give A Kid A Smile

  • Educational workbooks
  • Developmental toys
  • Washable paints (tempera, aka poster board paint; finger paint)
  • Dolls (all ethnicities)
  • Action figures
  • Remote controlled vehicles

Cell Phones

Calling all cell phones!

You can turn your old, unwanted cell phone into greatly needed financial support for domestic violence and sexual assault victims cared for by the YWCA West Central Michigan.

Please take a minute to check your desk drawers and closets, then drop off your unused phones at the YWCA. (8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday).

The YWCA will resell the phones to a refurbishing and recycling partner. The proceeds will be used to take care for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault here in our community.

Newer (less than 5 years old), smaller, digital handsets have greater value. Older, larger, analog phones have less or no value. Batteries ARE accepted, but unfortunately we CANNOT take other accessories such as transformers, charging bases, cigarette plugs, earpieces, or manuals.

Not only do these gifts help victims of violence within our own community, they also strengthen communications within developing nations and help the environment.