Please consider donating an item from the following list of most needed items. Your donation allows us to devote more money to our programs by reducing administrative expenses.

Interested in making a product donation?

Contact the YWCA at 312-762-2710 for more information on how to donate your products or services. Call 773-486-8018 or email for information about donation drop boxes or possibly even pick up.

YWCA Program Needs

CTA cards (bus, Ventra, Metra)
digital cameras
video camcorders
Plain white t-shirts (Adult & Youth)
Women’s underwear (new only)
Women’s bras and sports bras (new only)
Sanitary napkins and tampons
Baby clothing and shoes (infant and toddler sizes only, new/gently used)
Small stuffed animals
Individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, chips, etc.)
Diapers and individual packs of wipes (new only)
Grocery store gift cards in $20 amounts
Ziplock storage bags and containers
Gift cards (Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Jewels)
Gas cards (Mobil, Irving, Sunoco, Shell, etc.)
Paper goods – napkins, plates, cups, paper towels, plastic ware,
Coffee and sugar & sugar substitutes
Composition and spiral-bound notebooks
Ballpoint pens
Learning toys (for ages 0-5)
Coloring books
Drawing pads
Jump drives

Economic Empowerment

financial planning books & resources
health and beauty products
printing services
office paper products
organizational/desk products
women’s business clothing
work bags and portfolios
laptops or computers (new/gently used)


general children’s games (checkers, Candy Land, etc.) – 6 sets needed
children’s books (English & Spanish)
Magazines for waiting area (English & Spanish)
digital cameras, memory cards, memory card readers
photo printer and photo paper
bean bag chairs – two needed
DVD players – two needed
books and resources for clinicians
inflatable punching toy
ladies sweat shirts and sweat pants (M, L, XL)
ladies panties – full briefs (M, L, XL)
ladies socks (size 7-11)
blank journals/diaries
art supplies
gift cards to Michael’s craft store
crayons (box of 8)

Young Parents Program

toddler educational toys
infant supplies (diapers, diaper bags, blankets, bottles, food, etc.)
books for Teen Parent Book Club

Early Childhood Services

video security system
printing services
toiletries (body wash, lotion, etc.)
gift cards or certificates for clients to restaurants, movie theatres, etc.
play mats