Items We Need

The YWCA appreciates the generosity of like-minded individuals in the community, and we are always seeking donations for our women's shelter. Please call 717-234-7931 to schedule an appointment to drop off a donation.  Unfortunately, items cannot be accepted without an appointment.

We accept preowned cell phones, which are reprogrammed into 911 emergency phones for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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


Shelter Needs (Priority needs are listed in red)

  • 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
  • Lock boxes with keys
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • Cleaning products
  • Baby wipes
  • Pillows (must be new)
  • Thick blankets (must be new)
  • Twin sheet sets (must be new)
  • Twin mattress covers (must be new)
  • 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.

The YWCA Greater Harrisburg has a variety of event sponsorship opportunities available in 2015. Please view the 2015/2016 sponsorship booklet for a list of available sponsorship opportunities. 


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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