Shelter Wish List

Please call us at 586-6623 before bringing by donations.

Drop-off times for donations is between 8am & 4pm.

Due to limited space, we are not able to accept items that aren’t on our wish list.Thank you for thinking of us.

AWARE’s General Items Wishlist:

  • Chapstick
  • Gift cards or passes to the pool/movies
  • Towels (washed, used towels are OK!)
  • Pillows (new)
  • Diaper Genie
  • $5, or larger, gift cards (Fred Meyer/Safeway/coffee cards)
  • Plastic totes
  • Toilet paper/trifold paper towels
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (AAA, AA, 9V, D)
  • Travel-size toothpaste
  • Deodorant, razors, tampons
  • Nail clippers/tweezers
  • New sweat suits, socks
  • Bus tokens/passes
  • Trash bags
  • Paper cups (hot and cold)
  • New pillows
  • Copy paper
  • Manila envelopes
  • Forever stamps
  • New, full-size toiletries
  • Adult coloring books and colored pencils
  • Journals, weekly/monthly/yearly planners, pens
  • Earplugs
  • Adhesive hooks (command strips)


AWARE’s Children’s Program is also in need of certain items:

  • Swim/Ski/Skate and Climbing Passes
  • Gift Cards–for birthdays
  • Birthday gifts for middle school kids & teens
  • Medium Size Serving Bowls
  • Plastic dishes
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Dish Drying Rack
  • Headlamps
  • Rubber Balls (like four square balls)
  • Sensory Table Toys (small shovels, buckets, scooping toys, sifters,etc)
  • Bean Bag Chairs
  • Tonka Trucks or similar
  • Building Blocks
  • Action Figure Toys
  • Play Food
  • Toy Animals (not stuffed animals)
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Shaving Cream
  • Kid’s Sized Rain Gear
  • Bus Tokens
  • Spiral-bound sketch books (blank pages, for art)
  • Anything else, please contact a Children’s Advocate at 907-586-6623


*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:

Mommy & Me consignment policies:








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