Holiday Wish Lists

During this holiday season, we hope that you keep our clients in mind and consider donating to the YWCA. Donated gifts mean so much to the people we serve, reminding them that their community cares.

The YWCA is truly grateful for all donations that are received. If you are interested in organizing a donation drive or supporting a specific program’s requests, please contact Ally Johnson, Community Engagement Manager, at (865) 523-6126 or

Phyllis Wheatley Center Angel Tree

We have 100 kids to be sponsored:

  • Suggested items for 50 Boys ages 11-14: (socks, ear buds, Med-Lag t-shirts, belts, gloves) 
  • Suggested items for 50 Girls ages 11-14: ( socks, headbands, ear buds, bracelets, lip gloss, nail polish, wallet, body spray, gloves, scarves, hand sanitizers)
  • Sports Equipment (i.e. 5 basketballs, 5 dodgeballs, 5 jump ropes, 5 large hula hoops etc.)
  • Aprons for cooking class, staff, 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

Holiday Meals

  • Phyllis Wheately Center Thanksgiving Needs:
    • Cans of green beans
    • Cans of yams
    • Bags of marshmallows
    • Brown sugar
    • Cans of corn
    • Cans of cranberry sauce
    • Boxes or bags of stuffing mix
    • Boxes of instant mashed potatoes
    • Boxes of scalloped or au gratin potatoes
    • boxes of corn bread mix
    • Boxes of macaroni and cheese
    • Non-perishable desserts (e.g. pumpkin pie filling, cake mixes, brownie mix)
  • Women’s Keys of Hope Transitional Housing Program:
    • Sponsor a holiday meal for our 58 residents
    • If interested, please contact Ally Johnson at 865-523-6126 or

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

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Check out our wish lists for the following programs: