Wish List

Your in-kind donations are critical to meeting the needs of the victims of domestic abuse and their families. Storage space is limited, so we ask that you call The Women’s Community first at 715-842-7323.

Following is a current wish list of in-kind donation items:

High Priority:

  • Special Needs

    • pillows
    • twin bed sheets
    • twin blankets
    • towels and washcloths
    • Donation of Journals and Pre-sketched Canvas’

      • We are currently in need of in-kind donations of journals and pre-sketched canvas’ for a project.
      • Please drop off at The Women’s Community, 5663 Hilltop Ave in Wausau, Monday-Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm, by Feb 1, 2020.


  • Food

    • spaghetti
    • canned fruit
    • canned meats
    • boxed potatoes
    • cake
    • brownie
    • cookie mixes
    • frosting
    • healthy snack items
    • hot and cold breakfast cereal ,condiments
    • pickles
    • salad dressings
    • hash
    • canned chili
    • pancake mix
    • jelly


    Personal Care Items

    • toothpaste
    • conditioner
    • body wash
    • shampoo
    • hand lotion
    • toothbrushes
    • razors
    • mouthwash
    • hairbrushes
    • fingernail files
    • fingernail clippers


  • Cleaning & Household Supplies

    • general purpose cleaner
    • toilet bowl cleaner
    • wax paper
    • paper towels
    • toilet paper
    • facial tissue
    • spray disinfectant

Ongoing Needs:

Household Goods

  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • 9×13 glass cake pans
  • 9×13 cake pans with covers
  • Silverware
  • Hand mixers
  • Storage bags: gallon and sandwich size
  • X-lg skillets
  • Potato peelers
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • New bed pillows
  • New bath towels, washcloths
  • Twin/Full sheet sets


  • Facial tissues
  • Curling iron
  • Hair straightener
  • Blow dryer


  • New women’s sports bras, underwear & socks (used to support victim’s whose clothing is taken during evidence collection)
  • Because our clothing pantry space is limited, please call before bringing used clothing: 715-842-5663

Office Supplies

  • White copy paper

Cleaning Supplies (Preferably green products*, such as Simply Green)

  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Bleach
  • Febreze & Lysol spray
  • “Simple Green” Brand Cleaning Products:

General Purpose
Toilet Bowl

*Our goal is to provide a healing environment for clients; healthy green cleaning products help us achieve that. Thank you!

Additional Needs

  • Arts materials
  • Cell phones (working or broken: working phones are given to clients for 911 emergency phones; broken ones are recycled as a fundraiser to support our services)
  • Gas station gift cards
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Kid’s pajamas
  • Laptops (please call us to see if we have a client who can use them: 715-842-5663. We cannot accept them without a client match, because we would have to pay to recycle the screens)
  • Lock and Key sets for doors (deadbolt and without)
  • Low Energy Light Bulbs
  • School supplies

Items We Cannot Accept

Baby items: Due to safety regulations, we will no longer be accepting car seats, infant cribs, sleep slings, walkers, high chairs, or breast pumps unless they are new, in their original packaging. 

Electronics: microwaves, televisions, tower computers with monitors, and laptops. However, if you want to donate any of these items, you can call us to see if we have a client who can use them: 715-842-5663. We cannot accept them without a client match, because we would have to pay to recycle the microwaves and screens. Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for supporting The Women’s Community and the survivors of violence we serve!