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 domestic violence community programs, and our refugee/immigrant programs.


Items are listed in order of need:

Large pots and pans for cooking

Knives, forks, and spoons

Reusable plastic plates and cups

Diapers size 4, 5, and 6

Baby wipes

Bath towels and wash cloths (new)

Sheets, blankets, comforters, twin size (new)

Personal hygiene products (full-size), such as: Deodorant, feminine hygiene products, razors, etc.

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

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

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)

Cellphones – A partnership with Shelter Alliance and Verizon HopeLine allows us to turn your old phones into funds for our shelter.

Gas station gift cards

Laundry detergent

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)

Small gift items for birthdays and incentives for clients

Bags to carry items (purses, book bags, suitcases, etc.)

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

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

Shoes (new, all sizes)

Specialty items for the Chic Boutique

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.



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 call (260) 424-4908 and ask for Erin, 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.

Thank you for your time and generosity!

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
Hours: Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m.