Wish List

Your in-kind donations are critical to meeting the needs of the victims of domestic abuse and their families.

These needs are updated regularly.

We are in need of the following items for our shelter:

  • Garbage bags
  • Dryer sheets (scented and unscented)
  • Bleach
  • Laundry Detergent (scented and unscented)
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • New twin and full comforters (preferably neutral colors)
  • Bath towel sets (new)
  • Pillows (new)
  • Dish bins


  • Hair Conditioner
  • 2 in 1 shampoo conditioner
  • Body Lotion
  • Body wash
  • Single toothbrushes
  • Mouth wash
  • Tampons
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby wipes


  • Cooking oil
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned fruit (pineapple, peaches, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail)
  • Pickles
  • Olives
  • Cookie, muffin, and brownie mixes
  • Sugar
  • Variety of bottled juices
  • Crackers
  • Flour
  • Applesauce
  • Cereal (frosted flakes, froot loops, fruity pebbles, etc)
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly (especially strawberry)
  • Individual bags of chips
  • Knorr’s pasta sides
  • Salt & Pepper sets
  • Jar spaghetti sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Syrup
  • Microwave popcorn


  • Eggs
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Lunch meat
  • Hotdogs

Clothing & Other:

  • New pillows
  • Lightening cables (iPhone charger)
  • C-type cables (android charger)
  • Charging blocks for USB cords
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Children’s socks and underwear (new only)
  • Gas gift cards
  • Grocery Gift cards


Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday between 8am and 4:30pm at 3200 Hilltop Ave in Wausau.

Contact Allie at allie@womenscommunity.org or 715-842-5663 with questions.

Donations can be dropped off at our facility anytime Monday through Friday between 8 am and 4:30 pm, no appointment necessary.

*We do accept current seasonal clothing only, including new or like new shoes, and we accept new or like new comforters, sheets, and towels. We are not accepting used toys.

You can also shop to help by selecting us as your Amazon charity. See “Shop To Help” for more details, and then shop on our Amazon Wish List:

Special Request – Maintenance Equipment:

Our lawn mower is quite old. (Our lawn mower is used by our staff inside our shelter fenced-in play area; the open lawns are mowed by a local company.) If you are upgrading your equipment, please consider donating your working mower to us.  Please contact Jake

Lawn Mower- we are looking for something similar to our current model:

  • RYOBI 6HP 21″ 190 CC, high wheeler mulcher / rear bagger

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

Items We Cannot Accept

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