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, 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, 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. 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.

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


Shop online at Amazon Smile and have items shipped to Women's Center at the address above. A portion of your sale will be donated to The Women's Center. Our public Wish List is: WCWC URGENT NEEDS
Questions? Contact Jerri Carter at 919.829.3711 x102 or or 919.829.3711 X 113