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Hope's Closet Wish List

Hope’s Closet is an in-house thrift shop exclusively serving clients of YWCA Dayton. Established in 2003 by the Junior League of Dayton, it ensures women and children fleeing violence have access to warm, clean clothes at any hour of the day or night. Hope’s Closet is also a resource for children’s school attire, job interview and/or work uniforms and apparel for women, and next-size clothing for children who outgrow what they arrive in shelter wearing.

We accept:
New and gently used clothing for women and children (newborn through adult sizes, all genders).

We CANNOT accept:
Clothing that is damaged, faded, and/or stained
Used undergarments
Used outerwear other than jackets/coats (hats, ear muffs, scarves, mittens/gloves)

Year-Round
Underwear (all sizes, all genders)
Socks (all sizes, all genders)
Bras
Tennis/casual shoes
Clothing hangers

Fall & Winter
Long-sleeve shirts
Slippers
Jeans
Dress pants
Dress shoes
Outerwear (hats, ear muffs, scarves, mittens/gloves)
Jackets and coats

*Items in ORANGE indicate greatest need.