We are not taking donations at this time. Thank you for understanding.
Socks, bras and underwear can only be accepted in original packaging with tags attached. To preserve the health of our community, staff, residents and volunteers amid the COVID-19 pandemic YWCA Utah is no longer accepting used donations of any kind. If you have any questions about our current in kind donation policy please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator, Christa Lynn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 801.537.8601. Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the mission of YWCA Utah.
We ask that all personal care items are donated individually rather than being pre-built into hygiene kits. While we do give kits to incoming participants, the items that go in them vary based on who is entering the program. For this reason, we ask for items to remain individual. If you would like to set up a service project to build them into needed kits on site please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to set up a time.
If you’d like to make an impactful donation to us from the comfort of your home please utilize our frequently updated Amazon Wish Lists. Our urgent need wish list is populated with items our shelter and children’s services need on a daily basis. Our KRH set up wish list are all the items we furnish our transitional house units with.
Examples of many of these brands and items can be found on our Amazon Wishlist.
- Jeans and Athleisure bottoms for Women (All Sizes)
- Bras of All Sizes
- Weatherproof shoes for all sizes and ages
- Extensively Hydrolyzed Baby Formula (Ex. Similac Alimentum or Enfamil Nutramigen)
- Diapers Size 5 and 6
- Sensitive Skin diapers in all sizes (Ex: Honest brand)
- Pull-Ups Size 3T-4T, 4T-5T
- Shampoo and Conditioner for coarse and curly hair
- Standard Sized Bath Towels
- Twin Sized Flat Sheets (White preferred)
- Makeup for olive and darker skin tones
- Deep conditioning hair treatment
- Hair relaxers
- Wide-tooth combs and hair picks
- Bristle hair brushes
- Head Wraps
- Dairy-Based Infant Formula (ex. Similac Pro-Advance or Enfamil NeuroPro)
Thank your support of YWCA Utah. We are a local, autonomous 501(c)(3) organization that relies on generosity from community members like you to advance the well-being of Utah women and their families. Charitable contributions to the YWCA are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID # 87-0212467
CURRENT WISH LIST
AA and AAA batteries
Full-Sized Personal Care items for adults and children(Soap, body wash, lotion, deodorant, ect)
Standard Sized pillows
Movie and entertainment gift cards
Gift cards to Target, Walmart, and Smith’s
Underwear (all sizes toddler through adult, NEW only)
Children’s & women’s socks (all sizes, NEW only)
Lice treatment kits (NEW only)
Baby Bottles & Baby Bottle Products (NEW only)
Flatware and drinking glasses
Bedding for Twin Beds
We use these items but currently have such sufficient stock we encourage you to look at our urgent and ongoing need list for donation ideas that will have a more immediate impact.
Diapers Sized 1-4
Conditioner for fine and straight hair
Unfortunately, there are some items we are unable to accept. Thank you for your understanding. If you call the number listed above or read to the bottom of this page we are happy to connect you to a local non-profit who is a better match for your donation.
Used Toys (including stuffed animals)
Furniture, mattresses or large appliance donations
Used bedding or bed accessories
Travel Sized Toiletries
For liability reasons we, and most other non-profits, are unable to assume the risk of a used car seat.
HAVE OTHER ITEMS?
Used clothes, books and furniture can be donated to The Otherside Academy. Please email email@example.com or call 801.953.0409 for donation details. The Other Side Academy may be able to take some mattress donations depending on the condition. Otherwise, Spring Back Utah is a great mattress recycling program available for a small fee. Spring Back can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 801.906.8146.
Donations of travel and sample size toiletries are sustaining for many organizations. The majority of our participants are individuals with families staying with us for multiple days. The best fit for us are full or family-sized hygiene items. Please donate your travel-sized toiletries to the Geraldine E. King Women’s Resource Center. Donations can be dropped off at 888 South 400 West, SLC, UT 84115, The VOA Youth Resource Center.
Used Car Seats are not accepted at local non-profits or thrift stores. Check with large scale retailers as they occasionally have trade-in, buy back or recycling programs for used car seats. Utah does not currently have a car seat recycling program.