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Urgent Needs (Standard)

In-Kind Gifts & Urgent Needs

YWCA is once again accepting donations of new and gently used goods beyond just urgently needed items!

Donations may be dropped off Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm at YWCA Emergency Shelter (3000 S. University Dr.) Please place donations in the orange bins and/or the van parked out front, making sure all items fit inside before leaving.

Other YWCA Donation Bins remain closed at this time.

You must call ahead (701-478-2386) BEFORE donating furniture to be sure we have adequate space available.

Top Needs

  • Hygiene Supplies (dandruff shampoo, full-size and travel-size shampoo, conditioner, liquid face soap, saline contact solution, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Plus-Size Women’s Clothing (sizes 3X+)
  • Kids’ Summer Clothes (all sizes)
  • Diapers and Baby Wipes
  • Towels (bath towels, hand towels, and washcloths)
  • Women’s Underwear (new, size 7)
  • Bras (sizes 34B, 38C, 38D, 48DD)
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Cleaning Products (hand soap, all-purpose cleaner, etc.)
  • Swiffer Wet and Dry Pads
  • Brooms and Dust Pans
  • Mops and Buckets
  • Garbage Bags
  • Paper Products (toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels, etc.)
  • Food (canned/frozen meat, tomato sauces, rice, noodles, fresh produce, dairy, eggs, coffee)
  • Shower Curtain Liners and Rings (new)
  • Full- & Twin-Size Mattress Pads (new)
  • Twin-Size Sheets (new or gently used)
  • Full-Size Bedding (new)

Food & Kitchen

  • Potato Products
  • Baked Beans and Pork and Beans
  • Vegetables, canned
  • Meal in a Box (ex: Hamburger Helper)
  • Olive Oil
  • Pancake Mix
  • Peanut Butter
  • Gatorade/ Powerade

Adult Clothing

  • Women’s Leggings and Sweatpants (all sizes)
  • Women’s Shirts (sizes XL -2X+)
  • Women’s Jeans (sizes 15-17 and 26+)
  • Women’s Dress Clothes (size large)
  • Adult Pajamas (sizes M-2XL+)
  • Women’s Tennis Shoes or Slip-on Shoes (sizes 5-7½ & 9-9½)

Supportive Housing & Household

  • Furniture (Call 701-478-2386 before donating)
    • Couches
    • Dressers
    • Tables & Chairs
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Silverware
  • Plastic Dishes (plates, bowls, cups)


  • DayQuil
  • Dixie Cups
  • Gas, Phone, & Grocery Gift Cards
  • Radio and VCR/DVD Players, Universal Remotes
  • RCA Cables
  • Black Pens
  • Vitamin D

Childcare & Study Buddies

  • Baby Monitors
  • Backpacks
  • Baby Lotion & Diaper Rash Cream
  • Baby Gates
  • Boys’ Underwear (sizes 3T-10)
  • Girls’ Underwear (sizes 2T-3T, 10 and up)
  • Boys’ Socks (all sizes)
  • Kids’ Shoes (all sizes)
  • Children’s Shampoo and Body Wash


  • Chap stick
  • Deodorant
  • Eczema Cream
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (Tampons, Poise pads size: 5)
  • Hair Products: (ex: hair spray, hair gel, hair oil, hair grease, hair jam, edge control, etc.)
  • Hair Styling Tools: blow dryer, flat iron,
  • Children’s Detangling Spray
  • Mini-Tissues
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Razors & Shaving Cream

Cleaning & Maintenance Items

  • Bathroom Cleaner (ex. Soft Scrub)
  • Bleach (scented and unscented)
  • Dish Scrubbers/Cleaning Solutions/Dish Soap
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Facial Tissue (Kleenex)
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Gallon Size Single Use Storage Bags
  • Hand Soap
  • Large Hand Sanitizer with pump
  • Liquid Laundry Soap
  • Magic Erasers
  • Paper Towels
  • Swiffer Wet & Dry Pads
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner & Brushes
  • Toilet Paper

Download Urgent Needs List as PDF