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CSE Wish List

The YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment is able to provide for the needs of the families we serve thanks to the generosity of our community. All donated items should be new unless otherwise noted.

Food

  • Non-perishable food, especially items with protein
  • Kid's snacks (fruit snacks, juice boxes, crackers, etc.)
  • Bottled water
  • Fun-size candy (for public education)

Household

  • Trash bags
  • Twin sheets and blankets (new or gently used)
  • Bath towels and washcloths (new or gently used)
  • Pillows and pillowcases
  • Plastic cups, sippy cups and bowls (dishwasher safe)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Ziplock bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenex
  • Laundry detergent
  • Clear, plastic storage tubs with lids
  • Paper towels
  • Furniture is needed on a case-by-case basis. Call the office for more information.

Hygiene and Health

  • Ethnic hair care products (Motions Brand)
  • Maxi pads
  • Full-size shampoo, conditioner, lotion and body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Shave gel and razors
  • Cosmetics
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Band-Aids

Children's Items

  • Diapers, especially larger sizes
  • School supplies
  • Coloring books
  • Playdough or modeling clay
  • Children's and teen's backpacks (new or gently used)
  • Passes or gift certificates for activities (mini golf, movies, etc.)
  • Baby wash

Clothing

Our limited storage space only allows us to accept new women's and children's clothing.

  • Sweatpants and sweatshirts
  • Socks
  • Bras and underwear
  • Sleeping shirts
  • Winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves

 Other

  • Topeka Transit bus tickets
  • Gas vouchers
  • Phone cards
  • Office supplies
  • Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Michael's, JoAnne's, Office supply stores)

updated 2/23/16