Association Wish List

YWCA McLean County has been serving the needs of children, women, families and seniors in the communities we serve for more than 100 years. YWCA provides a variety of program and service offerings, benefiting those from six weeks of age to the end of life. This wish list contains a sampling of resources and supplies that would enhance the experiences of our clients and support our staff.


  • New pillows
  • New or gently used towels
  • Twin XL bedding/blankets
  • Housewares/kitchen items (cookware, dish towels, etc.)
  • Small vacuum
  • Journals/Notebooks
  • Planners
  • 30 day bus passes
  • $10 gas cards
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • New socks/underwear/sports bras
  • Various gift cards (home improvement stores, Wal-mart, other general stores)
  • Passes for activities to share with mentors (bowling, movie passes, museums, coffee shops, etc.)
  • Casual and professional clothing (sizes 2X and above)


  • Laminator
  • Tubs/containers
  • Canvas baskets
  • Pillows
  • Throws/blankets
  • Tissues
  • Light bulbs
  • Rugs
  • Post-its
  • Colored paper
  • Keurig coffee K-cup refills
  • Amazon gift cards (for client book purchases)
  • NEW sweatshirts, T-shirts, long sleeve shirts (small - 3X)
  • NEW underwear (all sizes)
  • NEW socks
  • NEW flip-flops
  • NEW sports bras (small - 3X)
  • NEW sweatpants (small - 3X)
  • Pens, pencils and journals
  • Stickers (smiley face & stars)
  • Connect Transit bus tokens
  • Gift cards to various places (gas, grocery, food, etc.)
  • File folders
  • Markers and crayons
  • Modeling clay
  • Model Magic
  • Sketch pads
  • Monetary donations (for clients to attend workshops and healing events)


  • White youth-sized t-shirts
  • Crayons
  • Bottles of glue
  • Markers
  • Construction paper
  • Child-size scissors
  • Boxes of tissue
  • Boxes of Jell-O for cooking projects
  • Boxes of Pudding for cooking projects
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googley eyes
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Cotton balls
  • Pom Poms
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Spray bottles
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Lysol spray
  • Puzzles
  • Donate to our classroom pet

Donations may be dropped off/mailed to: 
YWCA McLean County
1201 North Hershey Road
Bloomington IL 61704
Enter through the Administrative entrance, lower level

All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please visit Ways to Give.