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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.


  • Bath and Face Towels, new or gently used towels
  • Twin XL bedding/blankets
  • Housewares/kitchen items (cookware, dish towels, etc.)
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Microwaves
  • Journals/Notebooks
  • Kroger Gift Cards
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Kleenex/Tissue
  • Toilet Paper
  • Planners
  • 30-day bus passes
  • $10 gas cards
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Coffee (Regular and Decaf)
  • Creamer and Sugar
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Bandaids
  • Midol
  • Garbage Bags
  • Feminine hygiene products (full-size packaging, not travel size)
  • 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.)
  • Professional Clothing (all sizes)


  • 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)


  • Cool Rocks/Fossils or Rock Books
  • Keyboard/Piano
  • Fooseball/Air Hockey Table
  • Karaoke Machines
  • Dominos
  • Legos (little only)
  • Flying Helicopter with Hand Sensor
  • Remote Control Cars/Robots
  • Hotwheels and Hotwheels Track
  • Magnetic Balls
  • Counting Cubes
  • K-Nex
  • Lite Brights
  • Art Supplies - Glue, Markers, Pencil Sharpeners, etc.
  • Hanging Maps - State/U.S./World


  • Bottles of glue
  • Markers
  • Construction paper
  • Child-size scissors
  • Boxes of tissue
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googley eyes
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Cotton balls
  • Pom Poms
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Lysol spray
  • Puzzles
  • Barbies and other people characters
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Art Smacks
  • Magnify Glasses
  • 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.