Thank you for considering a donation to the YWCA

The YWCA relies on the generosity of our community to support the people we serve. Donations are greatly appreciated, and help us meet the needs of our programs and clients. Below is a list of items that we are currently in need of.

senior services

  • women’s and men’s clothing (sized large to extra large preferred)*
  • children’s clothing*
  • shoes*
  • purses*
  • costume jewellery*
  • bedding*
  • towels*
  • cutlery and crockery*
  • small household items*
  • medical equipment* (e.g. walkers, wheelchairs, bath benches)
  • cell phones

*These items are for the Senior Service Thrift Store, and can therefore be new or used. Please note that used items must be clean and in good working order. The thrift store has limited storage space and is therefore unable to accept donations of large household items such as furniture.

social change

  • Safeway gift cards
  • flip charts
  • index cards
  • name tents
  • card stock
  • ground coffee

Ready to Donate?

For questions, to schedule a drop-off, or to get pre-approval for used items (required), please contact Susan Stoltenberg at (503) 294-7490 or

General Needs

Support the YWCA

  • graphic design
  • commercial printing
  • promotional merchandise (e.g. pens, mugs, etc.)
  • gift cards of all kinds (especially gas, grocery, and food)
  • TriMet passes
  • volunteer appreciation gifts (e.g. movie tickets, coffee vouchers, etc.)

Program Needs

Support our programs: Domestic Violence Services, Family Preservation Project, and Senior Services

  • school supplies & backpacks
  • children’s books for Between the Lines
  • new or gently used tools
  • new linens and blankets
  • new pots and pans sets
  • new small kitchen appliances
  • TriMet bus tickets and passes
  • supermarket gift cards (Fred Meyers, Target, etc.)
  • pre-paid cell phones
  • non-perishable food
  • diapers – adult & baby
  • baby/infant formula

Donate to our Thrift Store

Help provide affordable merchandise for families in need

We accept tax-deductible donations from the general public for the thrift store. We request that items are in good working condition and are dropped off by appointment only.

To coordinate a drop off in East County, contact the Senior Services team at (503) 721-6771 or email Cyndy Smith at