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

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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 actions helps 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 and note books
  • New Blankets
  • New Hair Brushes & Combs
  • New Diaper Genie refill bags
  • New Baby Wipes
  • New women’s underwear–Sizes 7, 8, and 9
  • New diapers–Size 3,4,5
  • New women’s Flip Flops
  • New wash cloths
  • New bath towels
  • New pajamas or robes (for women and children*)
  • New slippers (for women and children*)
  • New underwear (for women and children*)
  • New umbrellas
  • New air mattresses
  • New body wash
  • New shaving cream
  • New sheet sets, twin
  • Smartphones and cellphones (no chargers or accessories) – donations will result in a monetary donation to Women’s Center & Shelter through Shelter Alliance.

*= Children include both males and females up to the age of 18.

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


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.

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