Wish List

AWARE is launching something new! We are always looking for ways to maximize the impacts of your donations and ensure they get to the folks who need them the most.

We are committed to asking only for what we need, and what will be used quickly and efficiently. This will limit the amount of items we store, freeing up space for additional programming. It will also increase our ability to put staff time and effort into matching the right donations with families. 

You will see three categories on our page: Shelter Needs, Children’s Needs, and Treats. Shelter Needs include the household items we provide to families staying in shelter. These are basic, everyday items required to provide over 10,000 safe shelter nights each year. Children’s Needs include items for the children who stay in shelter or use our services, and include toys, art supplies, and other things that provide comfort and fun. Treats are…fun. Treats help lighten the load, but are not essential for everyday care.

We will update these lists quarterly, and report back to you successes and areas of remaining need from the last quarter. So be sure to check back on this page to see our progress. And THANK YOU for your support and care. We couldn’t do it without you.

Here is our list for July, August, September 2019

Shelter Needs:

  • Pillows
  • bath towels
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • toilet paper
  • trifold towels (click here)
  • forks & spoons (not plastic)
  • coffee mugs
  • hand sanitizer

Children’s Needs:

  • Markers (new)
  • Modge Podge
  • Watercolor paper
  • Gel food coloring
  • Gallon size Elmer’s glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Balloons  
  • Glitter


  • Chocolate
  • Gift cards (small coffee cards, Fred Meyer, movie passes, etc.)

Unfortunately, AWARE is not able to accept clothing donations.  However, we do have accounts at Alaskan Dames and Mommy-&-Me.  When you bring your clothes to either of these locations, they will go through your bag(s) and what is able to be accepted (please see the links to their policies below), they will put on AWARE’s account.  Women and children who then come to AWARE for clothing needs, will be given vouchers to use at these locations.   Thanks again for your support.

Alaska Dames consignment policies: alaskandames.com/pages/consign

Mommy & Me consignment policies: www.facebook.com/pg/Mommy.N.Me.Wear/about/?ref=page_internal


***If you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, please contact AWARE for free and confidential services (907)586-1090.