Wish List

YES welcomes in-kind donations of new or gently used personal and household items from time to time as the need arrises. image of groceries in paper bag on tableThe following is our most updated wish list. Unfortunately, YES doesn’t have a lot of storage space, so we aren’t able to take any donations that aren’t items on the wish list. It is a good idea to call the shelter before dropping off in-kind donations, to ensure that we have a current need and/or the space to store your donation.

Clothing Items: 

  • New Men’s underwear (boxers preferred)
  • New women’s underwear
  • Winter boots (male & female)
  • Mittens/gloves (adult sizes)


  • Full-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Full-size toothpaste and toothbrushes (adult and kids)
  • Full-size deodorant
  • Disposable razors & shaving cream (male and female)
  • Combs and hairbrushes
  • Body wash
  • Deoderant
  • Bar soap

Miscellaneous Items: 

  • Juice & Milk
  • Cake mixes & frosting (to celebrate resident’s birthdays)
  • Fresh (or frozen) bread & buns
  • Laundry detergent & fabric softener sheets
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper sandwich bags & ziploc plastic baggies
  • Reusable grocery bags (plastic or fabric)
  • Gift cards – can be for restaurants, stores, or activities
  • Shower Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Cutlery (knives, spoons, forks)
  • Pre-made cosmetic bags (small bags with nail polish, hair elastics, and other small cosmetic products to give to clients)
  • Rubbermaid Totes to store items
  • Small plastic bins to store hygiene products
  • Combination padlocks (so residents can feel safe with their personal things secured)
  • Docets – large (plastic containers that divide up medication into different days)
  • Blankets blankets (fleece or other)

We make every effort to pass unneeded items on to other organizations.