In order to meet the great demand for food, clothing and other necessities, we rely on donations from caring friends like you. View a list of needed items and find out how you can help!


Immediate Needs

The following items are labeled according to urgently by the Women’s Center:

Undergarments: new women’s underwear, new or gently used bras and socks, tights and leggings, and women’s disposable underwear (Briefs requested , not diapers), all sizes for all items.

Drinks: bottled water, individual juices, Gatorade.

Food items: lunch meats, cheese, chicken salad, egg salad, peanut butter and jelly. Canned foods (Pop tops are best), bread, margarine, coffee and creamer, corn dogs, hot pockets, sausage biscuits. Fresh produce.

Individually wrapped snack items: cashews, almonds, granola or protein bars, cheese or peanut butter crackers, fruit cups, individual size peanut butter packs, tuna snack packs.

Reading glasses: (all powers) 2.0 and higher most needed

Rain Gear: Rain coats, rain ponchos, umbrellas

Fall clothing items: women’s sneakers, casual shoes, dress casual for work, work boots. No stilettos. Shoe sizes 5-12, pants, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, casual tops, blouses, light sweaters. Zippered hoodies are preferred. Light jackets until winter weather arrives. (We Do Not have storage for clothing out of season!)

Hygiene Items (travel sizes): Denture adhesive, Deep Woods Off bug spray, hygiene/baby wipes, deodorant, baby powder, toothbrush holders, travel tissues, Q-tips, mouthwash (alcohol free), chapstick, hand sanitizer, tweezers, razors, body wash, band aids/first aid, hair brushes, toenail clippers and emery boards, ace bandages/wraps and “med minders.”

Job search supplies: Organizers/calendars (small), bus passes (daily, 7 day or monthly), pens. new or used computer or brief cases, 8 1/2 x 11 paper (for printing resumes), wallets, jewelry, makeup, hair products (hair color, hair gel, dry shampoo, hair spray, etc),


Ongoing Needs

The following items are continuously needed by the Women’s Center:

Bus tickets: Daily, 7 day and/or monthly

Gift Cards: $5 & $10 & $20: McDonald’s, Moe’s, Carolina Cafe, Walgreen’s, Harris Teeter, Chick-Fil-A, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Uber/Lyft. (Cameron Village is within walking distance and offers many of these stores.)

Beauty items: Nail polish, remover, manicure kits, perfume, body spray.

Craft supplies: Adult coloring books, word search, Sudoku, colored pencils, colored markers.

Phone items: New and gently used phone chargers and earbuds and phone cases.

Consumables: Paper plates, cups, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags (13 gallon and 33 black).

Office Supplies: Sharpies, pens, retractable pencils, masking tape, 8 1/2 x 11 paper, black and color ink cartridges for Epson XP-5100. (202 XL M, 202 XL C, 202 XL Y, 202 XL BK)

Cleaning supplies: Febreeze, Lysol, Spic n Span, Windex, bleach, sponges, 409, Clorox Wipes.

Please bring these in-kind donations to:

Women’s Center
112 Cox Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605

Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-3pm


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Questions? Contact Jerri Carter at 919.829.3711 x102 or or 919.829.3711 X 113