We are grateful for the support of our donors in helping us meet the needs of families receiving services from YWCA Richmond. We count on the support of donated goods and services to create quality programs for families and would love for you to consider making a donation.

In-kind donations help our preschool teachers create a welcoming and quality educational environment. Donated goods allow us to provide every survivor in our emergency housing (and their family members) with critical, everyday items, from toiletries to bedding to household cleaning products.
Please note: Due to limited space, we no longer accept clothing donations. Please see our list of clothing partners at the bottom of this page.

Most Critical Needs

New sheet sets (full-size and twin) & blankets, Towels, Non-perishable food items (canned goods, cereal, snacks, pasta), Basic Kitchen Utensils (plates, bowls, pots, silverware), Diapers (all sizes), Bus tickets & gift cards, Toilet paper, Printer paper (standard size, white)
Also looking for individuals or groups interested in during a school or food supply drive.  Use Donation Drive contact information below to learn about specific needs.  Thanks!

Wish List

  • Bed and Bath Needs: New pillows, sheet sets (full & twin size), blankets, towels, wash clothes, shower liners/curtains, bath mats
  • Kitchen, Cleaning & Housing Supplies: Hand soap, laundry & dish detergent, fabric softener, sponges, can openers, food containers, saran wrap, aluminum foil, first aid items, over the counter medicine, paper towels & napkins, clorox wipes, mops, bleach, latex gloves, disinfectant spray, large trash bags, toilet paper, tissues, all-purpose cleaner
  • Baby/Children’s Items: Diapers/pull-ups, baby toiletry items, bibs, teethers, pacifiers, formula, onesies, ointment, bottles, backpacks, school supplies, new socks & clothes
  • Preschool/Office Supplies: Hand sanitizer (alcohol free ONLY), bulletin board paper & borders, learning games, early reader books, art supplies, printer paper
  • Food Supplies: Non-perishable meals (like box meals or hearty soup), snack food, Granola bars, crackers, goldfish, canned fruits and vegetables, small juice boxes, cereal, ready made meals, condiments, oil (vegetable, olive, canola), baking staples
    • Note: pop top cans are helpful for when a can opener is not available
  • Other: GRTC bus tickets, gift cards (Walmart, Target, grocery stores, gas stations, CVS, Walgreens, restaurants), prepaid cell phones & minute cards
  • Have gently used cell phones and chargers you no longer need? Consider donating them to Verizon’s Hopeline to support survivors of domestic violence.

Where & How to Donate

Drop off your items at the YWCA Richmond’s downtown location, 6 N 5th Street, on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You can park in the loading zone directly in front of the building. Come inside and let our reception desk know that you have items to donate. We’ll help you unload your items, and provide you with a receipt for your records.

Donation Drives

Have an idea or question about in-kind donations or want to organize a donation drive?

Contact 804-980-7291  or email donations@ywcarichmond.org for more details.

Clothing Partners

YWCA Richmond no longer accepts clothing donations, but partners with the following agencies:

Dress for Success

Accepts women’s business attire. Clothing should be current or like new, dry-cleaned and on hangers. To align with their mission of providing interview appropriate clothing, they only accept items that are in season, in style, on hangers and dry cleaned.

Details: 321 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23220 (we are on the ground floor of Boulevard United Methodist Church). Donations are accepted every Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

‣ Click here for more information.

Sunny Day Thrift: Operated by Boaz & Ruth

Accepts clothing for men, women, and children. Boaz & Ruth is a nonprofit in the center of the Highland Park neighborhood that helps to rebuild lives and communities through relationships, training, transitional jobs, and economic development.

Details: 3030 Meadowbridge Road, Richmond, VA 23222. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Click here for more information.

The Clothes Rack: Operated by The Junior League of Richmond

Accepts clothing for men, women, and children. The Junior League of Richmond is an organization of women committed to volunteerism, women’s development, and improving the community. They operate The Clothes Rack to help support this mission.

Details: 2 Locations – 2618 W. Cary St, Richmond, VA (804-358-4693) and 6780 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA (804-323-6270). Donations are accepted Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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Caring Clothes Closet (Short Pump area)

Accepts clothing for men, women, and children. The Caring Clothes Closet supports families in need through the support of donations.  No tax receipt provided.

Details: Location – Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 4825 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059, (804-260-2600). Donations are accepted anytime by placing items in trunk on front porch.

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*Please note that all organizations are nonprofits and can provide you with a tax deductible receipt for your donation, unless otherwise noted. Feel free to share that YWCA Richmond sent you!