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In-Kind Donations and Donation Drives

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In addition to financial support, we welcome and appreciate in-kind donations of NEW goods, gift cards, services and expertise.


  • DONATIONS of NEW items are gratefully accepted at the 8th street entrance at our downtown location: 720 W. Washington St. on Mondays – Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m.
    • Donations of services are appreciated (i.e. haircut, spa services, dental/healthcare services), please send voucher/gift certificate or written notification with contact information to p[email protected]
    • We are in HIGH NEED of pantry items and gift cards, please refer below for ideas/options.
  • LARGE QUANTITY DONATIONS/DRIVES: Please fill out the form below so we can contact you with details:
    • A donation drive is an easy way for people who want to help the WCA and its clients by providing new goods and services we need every day. Whether it’s non-perishable food*, gift cards, linens or immediate needs for our clients, when people make donations of these items, we can spend more of our monetary donations from grants and donations on direct client services. 

IMMEDIATE NEEDS April 2024


Food Pantry Items

  • Instant oatmeal (high need)
  • Canned meat: tuna, chicken, etc. (high need)
  • Canned soup (high need)
  • Canned Chili (high need)
  • Fruit Cups (high need)
  • Juices Boxes (high need)
  • Box Meals: hamburger helper, knorr pasta sides, instant rice, etc. (high need)
  • Canned beans: black beans, pinto beans, etc. (high need)
  • Pasta noodles (medium need)
  • Pasta sauce (medium need)
  • Cereal (medium need)
  • Condiments: mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickles (medium need)
  • Jam/Jelly (medium need)
  • Individual Bagged Snacks: chips, popcorn, crackers, graham crackers, cheese-its, dried fruit, granola bars, trail mix (low need)
  • Ramen Noodles (low need)

Gift Cards

  • Gas and Grocery Gift Cards of $25 or more
  • Visa Gift Cards of $25 or more

Wish List

Our shelter, childcare and other facility needs are highlighted on our online wish list, which is updated weekly.

Baby List 

Help current expecting shelter residents by visiting our Baby List, a community driven baby registry.

EVENTS

Apr 24

2024

Denim Day

April 24, 2024 is Denim Day Order your Denim Day Outreach Kit! Denim Day is a day-long awareness campaign that allows us to honor survivors of sexual assault and start conversations about the dangers of victim-blaming. Why denim? In 1992 an 18-year-old Italian girl was sexually assaulted by her driving instructor. While he was initially […]

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Apr 25

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 07

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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May 12

2024

Closets for Cause & Mother’s Day Dinner with Chandlers

Visit Chandlers on Mother’s Day, May 12th, to support the WCA through their Closets For A Cause event! This clothing pop-up is open to all from noon to 4 p.m. and we know you will find something you love. Additionally, visit https://www.chandlersboise.com/ to reserve your spot for their Mother’s Day Prix Fixe dinner, with proceeds […]

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May 23

2024

WCA Virtual Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Sep 03

2024

2024 Joyce Stein Award Celebration

HONORING THOSE WHO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE GROWTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year an individual who has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored. After […]

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