Donation Wish List

YWCA is grateful for in-kind donations of items our families can use while they’re being served by our Domestic Violence program. Unfortunately, due to limited available storage, we cannot accept all donations.  Our wish lists represents our current needs.

We are unable to accept unscheduled drop-offs of donated items. If you would like to donate from the list below, please contact Allison Adams (615) 983-5144 or to schedule delivery of your donation.

Weaver Domestic Violence Center Wish List
  • Bus Passes (one-day MTA bus passes)
  • Gas Gift Cards
  • Gift Cards: We appreciate gift cards to Target, Walmart, Amazon, Kroger, Publix, and other stores that carry items we frequently require. Gift cards allow us to purchase items as-needed, thereby easing the storage challenge.
  • Hairbrushes
  • Canned soup
  • Coffee / Creamer / Sugar / Sweetener
  • Shaving Cream
  • Haircare items for women of color: Cantu (shampoo & conditioner & shea butter), Cream of Nature (shampoo & conditioner), Mane ‘N Tail (shampoo & conditioner)
  • Full-size bath towels*
  • Bowls* (cereal or soup size)
  • Coffee mugs*
  • Forks & spoons*
  • Cookware*
  • Alarm Clocks*
  • Umbrellas*

*can be new or gently used, clean & in good condition

We are unable to accept donations of these items:

Sample/travel-size toiletries, TVs, used pillows & mattresses, used plush or stuffed toys

Art Therapy Supplies
To make 'Calming Jars' for the children at Weaver Domestic Violence Center we need these supplies:

  • Clean clear plastic jars or plastic bottles (no larger than 1 liter) WITH LIDS
  • Glitter (fine and “chunky”)
  • Glitter glue
  • Elmer’s Washable Clear Glue
  • Food coloring

YWCA Housing / Re-New Wish List

Re-New at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee is a volunteer-led program dedicated to furnishing the homes of the women and children who are starting their lives anew after finding safety at the Weaver Domestic Violence Center. Please contact Cheryl Hays via email . Currently, we are in need of new or gently used:

  • Kitchen Items (pots, pans, bakeware, etc.)
  • Dinnerware
  • Flatware
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Towel Sets
  • Twin and Double Sheet Sets
  • All Decorative Items: lamps, pillows, framed art, toys, books, working DVD players/movies
  • Bedroom Furniture
  • Living Room Furniture
  • Dining Furniture 
  • Small-scale Patio Furniture 
  • Non-perishable food, cleaning supplies and toiletries
Dress for Success Wish List

Dress for Success will be in need of Winter/Fall Clothing only.

Women’s dresses, skirts, pants, blazers, tops, blouses 
Must be new or gently used (we are unable to accept clothing with stains or holes)
Shoes, handbags, belts, jewelry, scarves, etc.
Clothing MUST be on hangers (we are unable to accept clothing in bags).
Please only donate clothing that YOU would feel comfortable wearing.

We appreciate clothing in all sizes but have a great need for clothing sizes 16 and up AND shoes/boots sizes 9 and up. 

If you would like to volunteer with our program please email Allison Adams or call 615-269-9922.

Family Literacy Center Wish List
  • Pencils
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Notebook paper (wide ruled)
  • Pens (black/blue)
  • Colored pocket folders with/without prongs
  • Glue sticks (for pre-school)
  • Construction paper (for pre-school)
  • Markers (for pre-school)
  • Crayons (for pre-school)


Questions about in-kind donations?  Contact Allison Adams (615) 983-5144 /


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