Needed Items

Items That Our Shelter NeedsCCWRC3

If you would like to make a non-monetary donation, below is a list of items our shelter needs.  Purchase items using AmazonSmile and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center.

If you wish to donate something that is not on our list, or if you have a large donation, please call ahead at 814.238.7066. Donations can only be accepted during our business hours of Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, unless otherwise arranged.

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Please only NEW items. There is a greater need for the items in bold – thanks so much for thinking of CCWRC!

If you would like to make a non-monetary donation, below is a list of items our shelter needs.

– Kitchen Items –

  • Bagel slicer
  • Large cutting knives and paring knives
  • Paper plates and napkins (prefer no Styrofoam)
  • Dish cloths and towels
  • Dish sponges
  • Dish Soap (for hand washing dishes)
  • Heavy bottomed pots and pans (Large frying pans, soup and stock pots)
  • Bake ware
  • Silverware-Forks
  • Utensils for children and babies
  • Disposable cutlery
  • Foil and plastic wrap
  • Sandwich and storage bags (gallon and quart)
  • Plastic storage containers (Like Tupperware)
  • Serving/mixing bowls
  • Large cooking utensils
  • Baking Staples (especially flour and sugar)
  • Coffee, coffee creamer, coffee filters
  • Powdered drink mix
  • Sugar

– Bedroom Items –

  • One piece zippered plastic matress protectors
  • Pillow Protectors (prefer plastic lined)
  • Fitted mattress pads (prefer plastic lined with elastic rather than zippers)
  • Thin Quilts (all sizes)
  • Sheet Sets (all sizes)
  • Blankets

– Bathroom Items –

  • Bath Towels
  • Hand Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wash cloths
  • Toilet Brushes
  • Shower Caddies

– Cleaning Supplies –

  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • All purpose cleaners
  • Lysol spray
  • Gel air fresheners
  • HE Laundry Detergent
  • Disposable gloves including non latex
  • Dish gloves including non latex
  • Bathroom cleaners
  • Dryer sheets
  • Any cleaning accessory or agent except Pine sol
  • Bleach
  • Mops
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Buckets

– Items for Children/Babies

  • Baby monitors (preferably digital to minimize interference)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers (Sizes 4+)
  • New school supplies and backpacks
  • New Clothing for Older Children (Boys and Girls sizes 10+)
  • Dolls and doll clothes (new or in very good condition)
  • Wooden blocks in good condition
  • Play food
  • DVD’s (non-violent, family appropriate)
  • Juice (bottles or boxes)
  • Gift cards for Family Activities (Examples: Fun Unleashed, Tussey Mountain, Northland Bowl, McDonald’s, Rita’s Italian Ice, the Creamery, etc)

– Items for Women –

  • Toe and fingernail clippers
  • Combs and brushes
  • Body wash
  • Skin care products for sensitive skin
  • Facial cleansers
  • Hand cream or body lotion
  • Nail polish remover
  • Deodorant
  • African American hair products
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (No Suave, VO5, White Rain, or travel-sizes please)
  • PJs, T- shirts, sweats, socks, underwear, loungewear (larger sizes especially)
  • Slippers and fuzzy socks
  • Crochet Hooks (Larger sizes, please)

– Items for Women and Families Moving into New Homes –

  • Small or medium rolling suitcases
  • Rugs
  • Lamps
  • Curtains
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Any small appliance (especially coffee makers)
  • Shower Curtain Rings and Rods
  • Bath mats

– General Items –

  • First aid supplies
  • Tissues
  • Liquid Hand soap
  • Small cans/bottles of ginger ale
  • Umbrellas
  • Gas cards (prefer smaller denominations)
  • Gift cards (prefer smaller denominations)
  • Bus tokens
  • Gift cards for groceries
  • Batteries (9V)
  • Key locks with two keys
  • Small lock boxes with two keys
  • Petty cash donations
  • Cash donations for the Valentine Fund (helps homeless pets of clients)
  • Used cell phones
  • Clock radios

– Office Supplies/Paper Products –

  • Printer paper
  • Journals for children and adults
  • Sharpies (especially black)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Stamps
  • Gift cards for office supplies

– Miscellaneous Items (Please Call First) –

  • Laptops in good working condition
  • VCR and/or DVD player in working condition
  • RCA cables (red, yellow, white connectors)
  • Toddler plastic riding toys
  • Folding grocery carts
  • Tall dressers
  • Sturdy children’s table and chairs
  • Small refrigerator
  • Step ladder
  • Certain types of over the counter medications

We apologize that we are not able to accept all donations and appreciate your thought. Due to a lack of storage space, please, NO clothing (unless requested), bar soap, bargain brand shampoo/conditioner, travel-size toiletries, children’s PJ’s, toys or books.

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please call us at 814.238.7066 and ask to speak with Wendy.

Thanks so much!