Wish Lists

The YWCA gratefully accepts donated items year-round for the clients that we serve.  A current list of needed items for each program are listed below. Your gift of donated items mean so much to the clients served at the YWCA.

The YWCA is truly grateful for all donations that are received. If you are interested in doing specifically for holiday seasons, please contact Ally Johnson, Community Engagement Manager, at (865) 523-6126 or aejohnson@ywcaknox.com.

Phyllis Wheatley Center 

  • Aprons for cooking classes
  • Youth t-shirts, belts, and socks 
  • Headbands, bracelets, lip gloss, and nail polish
  • Wallets
  • Body spray, hand sanitizers, and deodorant
  • Body wash, shampoo, and conditioner
  • Sports Equipment (i.e. basketballs, dodgeballs, jump ropes, large hula hoops etc.)
  • Art Supplies (i.e. paint, paint brushes, paper, etc.)
  • Board Games (Apple to Apples, Charades, Gestures, 5 decks of Game cards, Monopoly, Bingo etc)
  • Pencils and erasers


Women’s Housing Program

  • Basketballs and pumps for gymnasium
  • Large bath towels (new)
  • Daytime Planner/Calendar
  • Journals and pens
  • Socks (new)
  • Alarm clocks
  • Tupperware
  • Silverware sets
  • Hair accessories
  • Bus passes
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Pillows (new)
  • Twin-sized comforters (new)
  • Twin-sized sheets (news)
  • Blankets
  • Small televisions
  • Miniature fridges

Victim Advocacy Program

  • Blank journals
  • Items with inspirational quotes
  • Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencils
  • Regal movie tickets/gift-cards
  • Walmart, Kroger, Target, Pilot gift-cards
  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Socks for women and/or children
  • Nail polish and makeup

Freedom Inside Program

  • Inspirational journals
  • Underwear (assorted sizes)
  • Bras (assorted sizes)
  • Cookbooks
  • Gloves
  • Walmart, Publix and Kroger gift-cards
  • KAT bus passes
  • Adult coloring books
  • Colored pencils
  • Socks
  • Toiletries