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DWC Donations Wishlist

Here are some of our most needed items:


Our goal:

Every year, our Annual Holiday Gift Drive provides thoughtful holiday gifts for the women we serve in Los Angeles' Skid Row. This year, our goal is to collect at least 300 gift cards (preferably $25 each) to affordable stores that are easily accessible from downtown LA, such as Ralphs, Food 4 Less, CVS, the 99 Cent Store, and prepaid cards by Visa and Mastercard.

With your support, these gift cards will allow our women the opportunity to purchase something meaningful to them this holiday season! 

How to give:

You can mail all cards to us directly at:

Downtown Women's Center
ATTN: Jay McDonald
442 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

...or drop them off at our Day Center, weekdays from 7:00am-2:00pm and weekends from 8:00am-2:00pm.


All cards must be received by Thursday, December 15th. Thank you!


Clothing & Accessories 
We ask that clothing and linens be laundered, folded, and in good condition:

    • T-Shirts
    • Pants – especially larger sizes
    • Jackets & sweaters – especially larger sizes
    • Shoes – especially larger sizes
    • Socks – new only
    • Underwear & bras – new only
    • Rain slickers/ponchos
    • Gloves
    • Tote bags & rolling luggage
    • Sleeping bags
    • Bed linens


Medical & Personal Hygiene

Birthday Gifts
We celebrate every resident’s birthday with a gift! Example gifts: bath robe, personal stereo, clock radio, gift cards to local businesses (Rite Aid, Starbucks, Subway, Ralphs), jewelry/jewelry boxes, streamers or other birthday decorations.

Educational & Art Materials

Office Supplies & Equipment

Activities & Cultural Events
Event outings provide a special treat and an opportunity to build community and reduce isolation among the women of DWC. Groups can range from 6-50 women. Example events: tickets to the movies, theatre, or concerts, restaurant gift certificates, tickets to sporting events, museum passes, and organized events for small groups (e.g. bowling, ice skating).

**Unfortunately we cannot accept the following items:​ mattresses, large analog television sets, old computer monitors, large furniture, cribs, strollers, toys (baby items)​, soiled or broken items. 

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