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Urgent Needs

The emergency shelter accepts donations, Monday-Friday during the hours of 8am-5pm.

BEFORE dropping off any furniture donations, please call McKenzie at 701-478-2364, to be sure we have adequate space available.

In-kind Gifts/Urgent Needs

Most Urgent Needs

  • AA Batteries
  • Children’s Pajama’s (size 6-8)

Food & Kitchen 

  • Baked Beans and Pork and Beans
  • Corn, canned
  • Ham, canned
  • Meal in a Box (ex: Hamburger Helper)
  • Olive Oil
  • Pancake Mix
  • Pasta, dry
  • Peanut Butter
  • Rice Products
  • Tomato Products (ex: Sauce, Diced, etc.)

Supportive Housing & Household

  • All gently used household items:
    pots & pans, silverware, glasses, bowls, casserole dishes, knife sets, measuring cups, etc.
  • Flat Screen TV’s (No box TV’s) & Stands
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Furniture
    • Couches, Recliners, and Loveseats
    • Coffee Tables
    • Dressers
    • Night Stands
    • Small TV Stands
    • Tables and Chairs
    • Tall Lamps
    • Twin, Full, and Queen beds with bed rail
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Plastic Hangers
  • Space Heaters
  • Towels

View YWCA Supportive Housing Amazon Needs List


  • Antacids/Tums & Pepto-Bismol
  • Gas, Phone, & Grocery Gift Cards
  • Lanyards
  • Melatonin
  • Radio/CD Players and VCR/DVD Players
  • RCA Cables
  • Small Fans
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • USB Flash Drives

View YWCA Emergency Shelter Amazon Needs List

Childcare and Study Buddies

  • Art Canvases
  • Baby Monitors
  • Baby Strollers
  • Burp Rags
  • Bunch-O-Balloons brand water balloons
  • Diapers (size 4-6)
  • Diaper Bags
  • Baby Gates
  • Clothing
    • Girls & Boys Clothing/Pajamas, new/gently used
    • Newborn/Infant Clothing/Pajamas, new/gently used
  • Educational Math Books (Grades K-3)
  • Velcro Circles


  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Conditioner (hotel and regular size)
  • DayQuil and NyQuil
  • Dental Floss
  • Dixie Cups
  • Eczema Cream
  • Face Cleanser, liquid
  • Hair Products (ex: hair spray, hair gel, hair oil, hair grease, edge control, etc.)
  • Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Mini Hygiene Items (hotel size)
  • Mini-Tissues

Cleaning & Maintenance Items

  • Bathroom Cleaner (ex. Soft Scrub)
  • Bleach (Scented and unscented)
  • Dish Scrubbers/Cleaning Solutions/Dish Soap
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Hand Soap
  • Magic Erasers
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner & Brushes
  • Toilet Paper

Women’s Clothing

  • Clothing (Size 4X)
  • Pajamas (XS-S, XXL+)

Download Urgent Needs List