The 7 Most Crucial Items To Donate To Your Local Women’s Shelter
Season of Giving
The winter is long and hard - especially for those of us who don't have steady housing or the proper gear to face the elements. The colder the weather gets, the more crowded local shelters get. And the faster their stocks of donations are depleted. Donating to shelters is so important all year round, but the winter is especially crucial. There are many different types of shelters - those serving youth, those focused on queer folx, those serving veterans, and those for women with kids. Women’s shelters are places where women can seek refuge and resources for themselves and their babies when they need it most. This season of giving, we put together a list of the top 7 most needed items. Keep reading to find out how you can help support your local homeless shelter!
What To Donate To Your Local Women’s Shelter:
Laundry Detergent Clean clothing is essential for everybody! Opt for sensitive or fragrance-free options as many kids have allergies, and not everyone enjoys heavily-scented detergents. Hair Care Products Everybody needs shampoo and conditioner, but don't forget other essential haircare items like detangling spray, hairspray, edge control gel, and styling products.
Toothbrushes are a much-needed item, along with floss, mouthwash and toothpaste. Don’t forget kids’ toothbrushes and toothpaste too
Diapers & Wipes If you don't have kids of your own, you might be shocked at how expensive diapers and wipes are! Consider donating a pack of diapers and some scent-free baby wipes. Other baby-care essentials, like diaper cream, baby shampoo and baby lotion are needed too!
Bras, Underwear & Socks
Many people don’t think to donate this basic necessity, but donating new bras and underwear in a variety of sizes and styles will make a huge difference in the lives of many women in your community! Don’t forget sports bras, plus-size bras, and nursing bras.
No-one should have to go without this simple monthly necessity. Remember to grab a variety of sizes, styles and stick to unscented pads and tampons.
Cosmetics Makeup might seem like a frivolous expense to some. However, being able to dress up a bit and put on some makeup goes a loooong way to making many of us feel more confident and secure, especially at important events like job interviews or apartment walkthroughs! Have some extra, unused and unopened cosmetics products? Consider filling up an old SlutBox and dropping it off at your local women's shelter! You're guaranteed to make somebody's day!