YWCA Glendale depends on in-kind donations of items that are vital to the operation of our Sunrise Village Emergency Shelter and Domestic Violence Service Center. Our clients often come to us with very few personal belongings or resources. The community has been very generous in donating these items and we feel incredibly grateful. The following guidelines aim to make the best use of our limited storage space, limited availability of staff to handle these donations and to ensure that donated items are put to their best use.

Please remember that empowerment and dignity are keys to recovery for our clients. For this reason, we ask that all in-kind donations meet the guidelines listed below. Thank you for your understanding and support!



  • Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Payless, Kohl’s, gas, grocery, etc.)
  • Tickets to movies, museums, sporting events, theme parks, etc.
  • Journals/notebooks
  • School Supplies

Personal Care (new items only)

  • Diapers and wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toiletries


  • New comforters, blankets and bed linens
  • Bath towels (new or gently used and clean)
  • Pots and pans, silverware and kitchen utensils
  • Kitchen and household appliances


  • Non-perishable/unexpired items: canned food, cereal, snacks, etc.


*If you have these types of items that you would like to donate, please call ahead to see if they are currently ­­needed. 

Women’s, infants and children’s clothing, shoes and accessories that are:

  • Contemporary (within the past five years)
  • Gently worn or brand new
  • Clean and free from holes or stains


  • Strollers, high chairs, car seats, bassinettes, bath tubs, etc. (must be clean)
  • New or gently used toys and books


  • Furniture
  • Torn, soiled or dated clothing
  • Used undergarments
  • Used toiletries
  • Used bedding
  • Large and outdated appliances
  • Medicine

Amazon Wish List

Visit our Amazon Wish List, choose the item(s) you would like to donate and then ship them directly to us in just a few clicks.

Click here to visit our Amazon WishList.

For more information about organizing a donation “drive”, please email aidettmeyer@glendaleywca.org or call YWCA Glendale at (818)242-4155 ext.228. Thank you!


If your in-kind items meet our needs listed on this page, please contact us to set up an appointment. This ensures that someone is present and can assist you in accepting the donation(s). We offer donation receipts at drop-off.

Please do not leave donations on YWCA Glendale’s premises without the approval of a YWCA Glendale staff member.

To schedule an appointment to drop off your donations, please contact:

Aidett Meyer, Community Engagement Coordinator
(818) 242-4155 ext. 228

YWCA Glendale reserves the right to decline any in-kind donation. This document will be updated to reflect our changing needs and guidelines.


OTHER CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAY ACCEPT DONATIONS (We advise calling them ahead of time to confirm):

Ascencia | (818) 246-7900 | 1851 Tyburn St. Glendale, CA 91204

Door of Hope | (626) 304-9125 | 669 N. Los Robles Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

Union Station Homeless Services | (626) 240-4557 | Pasadena, CA