Women’s Center & Shelter Pittsburgh | Women’s Emergency Shelter

Shop to Help

Donating new products from our Wish List helps to ensure that Women’s Center & Shelter can provide women and children victims of domestic abuse with the basic necessities they so often must leave behind. Your contributions and efforts empower survivors of intimate partner violence to move forward with their lives safely and with confidence.

Due to very limited storage space, we are unable to accept any used clothing or any other used items at this time. We sincerely appreciate your understanding.

How to Help Support Survivors of Domestic Abuse

Do you have some lightly used clothing or items? Women’s Center & Shelter has established partnerships with local thrift stores to allow women the freedom to make their own choices for their families. If you bring your used clothing or other items to one of the listed locations, our clients receive vouchers to shop!

View a list of participating thrift stores  to find a nearby donation partner.

Current Essential Needs

Every donation and action help to give hope to survivors of intimate partner violence.

Our current list of essential needs includes:

  • Gift Cards (VISA, Target, Walmart,
    Dollar Tree/General, etc.)
  • Journals & note books
  • New or gently used cookbooks
  • New diapers & Pull-Ups – Sizes 4, 5, and 6
  • New Diaper Genie Bags
  • New baby/toddler clothes – Size 6 months to 2T
  • New sippy cups
  • New baby bibs
  • New pacifiers
  • New baby bottles
  • New baby wipes
  • New (unopened) baby formula
  • New wash cloths
  • New blankets
  • New bath towels
  • New full size body lotion
  • New conditioner
  • New hair oils
  • New body wash
  • New women’s pajamas
  • New women’s slippers
  • New flip flops
  • New robes
  • New active wear (yoga pants, comfortable t-shirts & shorts, etc.)
  • New bras (all sizes)
  • New underwear (all sizes)
  • New air mattresses
  • Smartphones & cellphones (no chargers/ accessories)–donations will result in a monetary donation to Women’s Center & Shelter through Shelter Alliance.

For product donation questions, please contact Patty at 412-687-8017 ext. 307 or tsoukalasp@wcspittsburgh.org.

If you are planning to hold a product drive or event, please complete our Special Event/Activity Proposal & License Agreement.


Looking to make an even greater impact? Shop for our Wish List items through AmazonSmile! Select Women’s Center & Shelter as your chosen charity and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price on eligible items. And so that we know who to thank, please be sure to choose the gift receipt message option and jot your name on there when checking out!

Visit our Other Ways to Give section for more information and more ways to help victims of domestic abuse build new lives.