Bay Area Women’s Center Needs List

NEEDS LIST

Call (989) 686-4551 (ask for Shelley Ramos or Debbie Keim)

  • Diaries and journals (not notebooks)
  • Non-perishable snacks and Juice boxes
  • Bleach wipes and Lysol spray
  • Movie or bowling passes for children in shelter
  • Dress Up clothes or costumes
  • Sand table toys
  • Construction paper
  • Small paper cups
  • Napkins
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Bubbles
  • Outside balls and toys
  • Sun block
  • Markers

Shelter Program

  • Large (4 & 5) size diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby monitors
  • Hair cut/style certificates
  • Personal care products, feminine napkins and tampons
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9V)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Towels, washcloths, dish towels, and dish cloths
  • Bedding (extra long twin, for shelter beds)
  • New pillows
  • First-aid supplies
  • Over-the-counter medications (adults and children)
  • Gas cards and bus tokens
  • Phone cards
  • Pocket calendars/planners or journals
  • NEW underwear and socks (adults, children, teens)
  • Bathing Suits, all sizes (adult & children) including plus size

Food

  • Non-perishable
  • Bulk meat frozen, (please call prior to bringing donation)

Equipment and Furnishings

  • Used computers -Windows 98 or newer
  • Computer speakers and printers – compatible with Windows XP or newer
  • Cross-cut shredders
  • Cell Phones (working or not work–we receive money for those we recycle)

Office Supplies:

  • Printer cartridges black and/or color
  • Office Scissors
  • Pocket folders (all colors)
  • Copy paper
    • Standard 8 ½ x 11 – white, gray and pastels (yellow, blue, green, pink)
    • Legal 8 ½ x 14 – white and blue
  • Card stock paper
  • Paper clips
  • Staplers & Staples
  • Packing tape
  • Ink pens and highlighters
  • Dry erase markers (all colors)
  • Legal pads (8 ½ x 11)
  • Blank “thank you” cards
  • CDR-R disks

Volunteer Program

  • Perforated card stock (post cards)
  • Five-tab dividers & Plastic binding material (165 page capacity) for volunteer manuals
  • Photo frames for certificates
  • Recognition gifts, Award certificates and Award pins
  • 1” and 4” binders
  • Volunteers for —
    • Building maintenance and housekeeping
    • Shift coverage and crisis phones
    • Children’s program (crafts, story hour, etc.)
    • Donations and food pantry
    • Clerical and office support
    • Computer data input
    • Yard maintenance
    • Receptionists

Miscellaneous

  • Fabric paint
  • Empty spray bottles and plastic pails/buckets

Transitional Housing Program and families moving out on their own

  • Basic cleaning supplies
  • Broom & dust pan
  • Vacuums
  • Microwaves
  • Household items (dishes, pans, silverware, towels, sheets & blankets)

If you have a large donation, please call before dropping it off. (989-686-4551) Our storage space is limited. Thank You.