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Hours and Location

Donations may be dropped off at the YWCA Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to be able to pick up donated items.  For a map, click here

Items Always In Need

  • Non-expired Canned and Boxed Foods such as soup and cereal
  • Personal Care Items 
    new and unopened hand/body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, combs, women’s razors, wash cloths
    (Please, no mouthwashes or medicines like Tylenol, etc.)

  • diapers, diaper bags, and infant formula
    all sizes and varieties - unexpired, please

  • new baby and toddler clothes

  • new strollers, new high chairs, new baby carriers, new car seats, and new cribs
    (for liability reasons, these items must all be brand new)

  • new bedding and towels
    new twin size sheet sets, comforters, blankets, and mattress pads,
    bath towels, wash cloths

  • powdered laundry detergents 

  • gift certificates
    for book stores, shoe stores, maternity stores, grocery stores, movie theaters, children's museums, etc. 
  • Please call (585) 368-2265 if you have questions about donating any of the above items. 

    Due to limited storage space, we regret that we are not able to accept used items other than used cell phones.


    Graduation is the Goal

    "It’s not about me anymore, it’s about the baby.”

    This is the message Rosetta shares with other teens as she encourages them to stay in school and avoid pregnancy.

    “Before I came to the YWCA, I was headed in the wrong direction,” she says.  “My case manager helped me realize I need to achieve my educational goals in order for me to be able to provide for my son.”

    As a peer advocate she speaks to other teens at risk of becoming pregnant. “I tell them it’s hard.” she says. “I get up at 4:30 AM to get myself and my son ready. We walk to day care and then I go on to school.”

    After graduation, Rosetta plans to attend MCC and study Nursing. 

    “I’ll be the second in my immediate family to graduate high school. Now I can be the first in my family to graduate from college.”.


    More Information

    Each year, the YWCA serves over 1,000 women and children through our housing and teen programs.

    A great way to get involved is to start a collection of one or more items from our wish list.  Our most urgently needed items often change throughout the year.