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SWiC accepts donations of both new and gently used items!

The wish list below outlines the items SWiC needs on a regular basis – we just ask that all donated items be in clean and good condition, and SWiC reserves the right to refuse any donations.

  • Wide Paintbrushes (to be used for Mod Podge/Varnish)
  • Outdoor Paint (preferably pretty colors)
  • Palm-Sized Flat Rocks
  • Mod Podge
  • Canvases (preferably 12” by 12” square or 14’” by 14” square)
  • Bath Rugs
  • Bath Towels
  • Shower Caddies
  • Toilet Brushes
  • Wash Clothes
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Bed Linens (Twin and Full)
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • Lamps
  • Pillows
  • Baby Gates
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Bottles and Cups
  • Baby and Child Soap
  • Child Safety Locks for Cabinets
  • Diapers (especially sizes 3 and 4)
  • Infant Swings and Seats*
  • Pacifiers
  • Strollers (Single or Double)*
  • Teething Rings
  • Toys (No toys that look like weapons, stuffed animals, puzzles, or Legos please.)
  • Umbrella Strollers

* Please call ahead to check for the availability of space.

  • Brooms
  • Buckets
  • Cleaning Supplies (Floors, Dishes, Bathroom)
  • Dust Pans
  • Latex Gloves
  • Mops
  • Paper Towels
  • Plungers
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Sponges
  • Vacuum Cleaners (w/ bags if applicable)
  • Toilet Paper

Unfortunately, due to limited storage space, SWiC is unable to keep large amounts of clothing appropriate for every season on hand at all times. For this reason, we can generally accept:

  • FALL and WINTER CLOTHING in the months of October, November, December, and January
  • SPRING and SUMMER CLOTHING in the months of February, March, April, and May
  • SUMMER and FALL CLOTHING in the months of June, July, August, and September

Types of Clothing Needed include new or gently used:

  • Women’s Clothing (All Ages and Sizes)
  • Teens, Children, Toddlers, Infant Clothing (All Ages, Sizes, and Genders)
  • (NEW UNDERWEAR is also always needed in the sizes described above.)
  • Non-Perishable Food
  • Spices and Condiments

For specialty food donations, please call (570) 622-3991 to make specific arrangements

  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Products (Pads and Tampons)
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Shower Soap
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Baking Dishes
  • Baking Pans
  • Can Openers
  • Canister Set
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dish Clothes
  • Dish Towels
  • Dishes
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Microwaveable Dishes
  • Pots and Pans
  • Silverware
  • Small Kitchen Appliances
  • Strainers
  • Toasters
  • Fabric Softener
  • Foldable Hampers
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Cell Phones

A local communication company re-programs donated phones so that they can be used to call 911 during an emergency. These phones are given to shelter residents when they leave the building for work or errands, to clients whose abuser broke or took the victim’s cell phone, and to clients whose abuser has access to her phone records and usage. Please include the charger(s) with the phone(s). In addition, SWiC sends gently used phones to the Shelter Alliance Program which results in a monetary donation to the agency to help defray the cost of our operating expenses as we help victims. Donated cell phones can be mailed to SWiC at P.O. Box 96, Pottsville, PA 17901 or call 570.622.3991 for other arrangements.

  • Envelopes (Regular and Legal)
  • First Aid Items
  • Gift Cards (Giant, Wal-Mart, Staples)
  • Office Supplies
  • Phone Cards
  • Phones
  • Stationary
  • Umbrellas

No encyclopedias please.

  • Basic Tools (Hammer/Screwdriver)
  • Batteries (All Sizes)
  • Flashlights
  • Garbage Bags
  • Ice Melt
  • Light Bulbs

The items listed in the wish list above are generally accepted in small quantities but please call (570) 622-3991 before bringing items to donate to find out if what you have in mind is something SWiC can use or has space for at the time.

Donations are accepted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM or by appointment. Please call the day you are interested in making the donation for directions.


How do non-monetary donations work, and how are they used?

SWiC’s Shelter Coordinator and Property Manager oversee all non-monetary donations.

SWiC greatly appreciates donations of items, but due to fire code, limited storage space, concerns regarding the spread of bedbugs, and the exorbitant amount of donations received, furniture and computers will be accepted at the discretion of the Property Manager. If you are interested in donating large items please call (570) 622-3991 and ask to speak with the Property Manager, if he is not available at that time, please opt to leave him a voicemail with your information and he will get back to you as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, SWiC does not accept used large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, washers, and televisions, however, SWiC will take the name and phone number of those interested in donating such items and post their availability for interested service recipients.

Approved items will either be used immediately by or stored for use by residents and/or those receiving SWiC services.

Donations are available to shelter residents Monday-Friday 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM, to SWiC Housing residents on Friday after 7:00 PM, to service recipients by appointment, or otherwise directed by the shelter worker on duty. *Please note any new residents coming into shelter before or after scheduled times will have access to donations as soon as they need.

When the storage area for donations is filled, SWiC is unable to accept additional items.

Drives of NEW items collected by others on behalf of SWiC will be accepted.


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SWiC Wish List


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