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Holiday Wish List

YWCA Dayton has spent 147 years addressing some of the most crucial social needs in our community: intimate partner violence; affordable housing and economic empowerment; youth leadership and educational attainment; and racial justice.

The need for these services continues to increase, making donations from our community more than appreciated – they are critical to helping the women and children we serve regain their dignity and rebuild their lives.

This holiday season, we invite you to join our Holiday Wish List program. Donations to this program are arranged in an onsite Holiday Market for the women and families in our domestic violence shelters and single-room occupancy housing units, allowing them to choose and wrap gifts for their children or grandchildren and acquire the essential household items needed to start anew.

Your gifts help us provide women and children with as much normalcy as possible during a time of trauma and transition. Thank you!


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We accept:
New and gently used items

We CANNOT accept:
Items that are damaged, broken and/or missing parts
Open toiletries/hygiene products
Used stuffed animals
Used car seats

Household Items for New Beginnings
Kitchen (sets or individual items)
• Pots and pans
• Baking sheets
• Mixing bowls
• Cooking utensils
• Small appliances
• Plates, bowls and cups
• Silverware
• Kitchen towels

Bathroom (sets or individual items)
• Bath and hand towels
• Wash cloths
• Soap dispensers
• Laundry baskets
• Shower caddies

• Pillows
• Twin sheet sets
• Blankets
• Alarm clocks

• Throw blankets
• Trash cans
• Decorative pillows
• Gift cards (Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, etc.)

Full-size Toiletries
• Bath sets
• Shampoo/Conditioner
• Hair styling products and brushes
• Hair dryers/curling irons, etc.
• Luxury hand/body lotion
• Nail polish
• Makeup

Apparel (all sizes)
• Bathrobes and nightgowns/pajamas
• Bras and underwear
• Socks and slippers
• Coats

• Jewelry
• Journals
• Adult coloring books
• Books (novels, inspiration, cooking, etc.)

Infants & Toddlers (Ages Newborn-3)
New cribs (not drop side)
Diaper bags
Sippy cups
Baby shampoo and lotion
Baby nail clippers
Baby toys
Baby thermometers
Bottles w/liners and extra nipples
Pacifiers and teething rings
Age-appropriate toys

Children (Ages 3-12)
New clothing (incl. pajamas and coats)
Board games
Bikes and helmets
DVD movies
Fidget Spinners
Age-appropriate toys

Teens (Ages 13-17)
Hair products and makeup sets
Hand and body lotions
Pajama sets
Sports-themed clothing
MP3 players
Alarm clocks
Backpacks/draw-string bags
Bean bag chairs
Board games
Books and DVD movies
Video games/Video game players
Gift cards (Walmart, Meijer, iTunes, etc.)

We serve both male and female children of all ages.

Complete the contact form found in the info packet above and deliver as follows: 

Dropoff Location/Times
141 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Mon-Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Donation Door on N. Wilkinson St.
Other Times: Deliver to front desk

Holiday Wish List Contact:
Audrey Starr
Director, Marketing and Communications | Manager, Special Events
937-461-5550 x155