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

  • Gift cards & Bus passes: gift cards (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants), GRTC bus tickets, prepaid cell phones & minute cards
  • Bed and Bath Needs: Twin/full-size sheet sets, new pillows, blankets, towels, wash cloths, shower liners/curtains, bath mats
  • Preschool-age Books & Supplies: Hand sanitizer (alcohol free ONLY), markers, crayons, play doh, bulletin board paper & borders, learning games, early reader books, art supplies, printer paper, tiny bits (e.g. bows, beads, wrapping paper, newspapers, beads, yarn, string, fabric, stickers
  • 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
  • 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

Due to COVID-19, we are not accepting donations daily.  Please contact Heather Garrett at 804-980-7284 or hgarrett@ywcarichmond.org to schedule a time to drop-off your approved donation at our downtown location, 6 N 5th Street, during the week 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 Heather Garrett at 804-980-7284 or hgarrett@ywcarichmond.org for more details.

Clothing Partners

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

Dress for Success

Sunny Day Thrift: Operated by Boaz & Ruth

The Clothes Rack: Operated by The Junior League of Richmond

Caring Clothes Closet (Short Pump area)

*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!