The Women's Center Needs List
New or clean, gently used items are always appreciated. We cannot accept items that are soiled, damaged, or in need of repair. As storage space is limited, please call before bringing large items or large quantities.
Items can be delivered to:
The Women's Center Administrative Offices
Monday-Friday between 8 am and 4 pm
610 S. Thompson Street
Carbondale, IL 62901
Click here to print a copy of our Needs List.
We are no longer able to accept the following items:
Stuffed animals and used toys made of fabric
Used pillows of any kind
Used toiletries or makeup
Used upholstered furniture, including sofas, mattresses, chairs with fabric seat cushions
Open or out of date food (cans, boxes, bags, etc.)
Furniture: As space is limited, please call before bringing furniture items.
Rape Crisis Services Needs for Assault Victims
These items are taken to victims in emergency rooms following an assault, and must be new. All sizes are needed for women, men and children. (When donating these items, please specify they are for "RCS".)
Sweat pants and shirts Underwear, sports bras
Plain t-shirts (no logos please) Gym shorts
Tennis shoes, flip flops Socks
Due to limited storage space, we can only accept current season items.
Women's and Children's Items:
Clothing, pajamas, slippers, shoes, socks, coats, jackets, hats, scarves, mittens/gloves
We only accept new undergarments, in all sizes.
Diapers, wipes, baby wash, oil, lotion, pacifiers, monitors, formula and baby food
Large trash bags, cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, paper towels, toilet paper, aluminum foil, storage containers
Bath and kitchen towels, washcloths, sheets, blankets, new pillows, hot pads
Soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene items, brushes, combs, picks
Hair products for all hair types
Journals, art supplies, calendars
Coffee, creamer, sugar, condiments, hot and cold cereals, juice, canned goods, children's snacks
Shelter & Transition Supplies:
Gift cards for grocery and superstores are always needed.
Cookware, pots, pans, bake ware, cookie sheets, pizza pans, dishes, silverware, serving bowls
Gift Cards for Program Participants:
Movies, bowling, restaurants, haircuts, gasoline, clothing and variety stores, phone
Back to School:
At back to school time, we ask for new items as so many of our children never know the joy of having new back to school shoes, clothes, and supplies. School supplies for older children are especially needed. However, school supplies are needed all year.
Christmas and holiday gift wrap and gift bags.