Association Wish List

By providing the YWCA Northeast Indiana with any of the items listed below, you are helping families who are beginning new lives of dignity and self-respect. These items are used by clients in our Crisis Shelter, our Hope House Division, our domestic violence community programs, and our refugee/immigrant programs.


*These items are currently in urgent need at our Crisis Shelter: Blankets, new clothes all sizes, new shoes all sizes, paper products (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels) and diapers (especially larger sizes)*

Bath towels and wash cloths (new, white)

Bags to carry items (purses, bookbags, suitcases, etc.)

Bus passes are critical for our clients. Please consider donating Citilink passes or money for passes.


Children’s clothing (new, size 0 & up)

Diapers and baby wipes (especially diapers sizes 5-6)

Fall/Winter clothing items (new, all adult and children’s sizes)

Gas station gift cards

Laundry detergent, bleach, and other household cleaning items

Monetary donations and gift cards to places such as Wal-Mart or Kroger. These donations allow us to purchase items for daily use, as well as those specific to a family’s need.

Paper products (i.e. toilet paper, paper towels)

Pajamas (new, all sizes, young men, women, and children)

Pacifiers (new)

Pack ’N Plays (must be new due to safety concerns)

Personal hygiene products (full-size): Deodorant, Feminine hygiene products, Razors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, new hair brushes and combs, Shampoo and Conditioner

Sheets, blankets, comforters (new, twin size)

Shoes (new, all sizes)

Socks (new, all women and children’s sizes, including infant to toddler size socks for babies)

Specialty items for the Chic Boutique

Women’s T-shirts (new, size small to 2XL)

Underwear (new, all women and children’s sizes, especially women’s underwear sizes 5-12, and young men’s sizes for teens staying in Shelter)

Winter boots (new)

Donations may be dropped off at our office during business hours:

5920 Decatur Road

Fort Wayne, IN 46816

Monday - Friday: 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Thank you for your time and generosity!



Birthdays are often celebrated by women and children staying at our Crisis Shelter. Donated gifts (i.e. toys, jewelry, etc.) are wrapped and given the women and the children on their special days. Additionally, gift cards to grocery stores or department stores allow mothers to order birthday cakes for their children and pick out birthday gifts.

Holiday Hugs is a gift program in December for victims of domestic violence and their children. Your donated holiday gifts will go to a family staying at our Crisis Shelter or to a family receiving our services in our six-county service area. If you would like to spread some holiday cheer for families in need, please contact Erin Johnson at (260) 424-4908 or email for more information.

Clothing Donations

YWCA Northeast Indiana will gratefully accept donations of new clothing. Unfortunately, we cannot accept used clothing, furniture, linens, or toys, due to health, safety, and storage concerns. Instead, we refer our clients to local charities. If you would like to donate gently used items, we invite you to visit our friends, listed below and organized by county.


Allen County – Fort Wayne

Blue Jacket
2826 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Accepting only gengly used and new business/professional clothing for men and women.

Salvation Army (4 locations)
6031 Lima Road, Fort Wayne Ind. 46818
(260) 497-9544
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

1021 Fairfield Ave., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 46802
(260) 424-1655
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

1818 Bluffton Rd., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 46809
(260) 747-4204
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

102 E. Pettit Ave., Ft. Wayne, Ind. 46806
(260) 969-1356
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Dove's Nest Thrift Shop
6603 Stellhorn Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
(Open until 8:00 pm on Thursdays)
Does not accept furniture, computers, or televisions.

Fort Wayne Community Schools
Grile Administration Center
1200 South Clinton Street, Fort Wayne.
Contact: Nikki Burns at (260) 750-1592.
Children's Clothing Donations only.

The Franciscan Center
Physical Address: 1015 E. Maple Grove, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 10303, Fort Wayne, IN 46851-0303
(260) 744-3977
Accepting canned goods, gently used items


Huntertown United Methodist Church
16021 Lima Road, Huntertown, IN
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
All clothes accepted. Donations are accepted Mondays -Thursdays.


The Rescue Mission
Accepts new or gently used items such as clothing, appliances, electronics, furniture, household items, unopened hygiene products and non-perishable foods.
Drop off donations at the donation door on the west side of The Rescue Mission, Mon.-Sat. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(260) 426-7357
•Treasure House - 2203 Lafayette St.
•Restoration House - 301 W. Superior St.
•Charis House - 431 Fairmount Place

St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store
1600 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Allen County – New Haven

Salvation Army
1013 North US 27 / Decatur, IN
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

DeKalb County

Shelter Ministries
315 E. 7th St.
Auburn, IN 46706
Hours: Tues and Thurs 10:00 am - 4:00 pm*
*Call before drop-off

Huntington County

Salvation Army (Social Services)
1424 E. Market Street, Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 356-3485
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Noble County

New Community Initiative Building
200 S. Cavin Street, Ligonier
(260) 894-7528
Donations Accepted: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Orange Township Helping Hands
297 Washington Street, Rome City, IN 46784
(260) 854-3941
Hours: Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m.