Items We Need

Please call 717-234-7931 to schedule an appointment to drop off a donation. Donations will NOT be accepted without an appointment!

Donation appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Visit our YWCA WISH LIST on Amazon and have items shipped directly to the YWCA.


Shelter Needs (Priority needs are listed in red)

  • Kids' clothing, all sizes (except 0-16 months)
  • Women's summer shirts/shorts, all sizes
  • Sneakers, summer shoes, flip flops, all sizes
  • Underwear, bras, socks, all sizes
  • Bath towels (must be new)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers, all sizes
  • Gift cards to Giant
  • Gas cards
  • Bus passes
  • Fans
  • Window air conditioners
  • Slippers (adult and kid sizes)
  • Lock boxes with keys
  • Umbrellas
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning products
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand towels (must be new)
  • Washcloths (must be new)
  • Pillows (must be new)
  • Thick blankets (must be new)
  • Twin sheet sets (must be new)
  • Twin mattress covers (must be new)
  • Day planners
  • Irons
  • Pots and pans
  • Full-size shampoo/conditioner (no hotel or sample sizes, please)
  • African American haircare products
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Hair combs and brushes
  • Hair ties
  • Gift cards to local stores (big box, grocery, dollar stores)


Furniture will only be accepted if we can match the donation with a client.  Please call 717-234-7931 for more information.

Budget cutbacks have significant impact on regional school districts.  Local businesses can support area students and benefit from tax breaks by participating in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.  In choosing to designate business tax credits to the YWCA Greater Harrisburg, eligible businesses are awarded substantial tax breaks; tax credits can help offset numerous state business taxes.

EITC credits have provided essential scholarships for low-income youth to participate in the YWCA Greater Harrisburg’s daycare program, before- and after-school programs, and summer day camp program. For more information, please contact Adam Santanna at (717) 234-7931 ext. 3007.

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg has a variety of event sponsorship opportunities available in 2015. Please click on the image to view the 2015/2016 sponsorship booklet


The YWCA Greater Harrisburg is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported through generous contributions from individuals like you.

The official registration and financial information of the YWCA Greater Harrisburg may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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