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Donations Needed

Many Seattle area organizations (including most mentioned in this Crisis Resource Directory) rely at least in part on continual donations of goods, services, money, and volunteer time from the general public. This page exists as a partial guide to who can use what. Non-profit organizations (whether 501(c)3 or not) are welcome to contact us to have their needs added to this list. In general, boldface indicates most urgent needs.


The following list of needs comes from Noel House, a women's shelter (call Mykel at 206-441-3210 for their latest and most urgent needs or to get details on how to donate goods). Other shelters have similar needs; you might consider donating to a shelter in your area.

Noel house's current institutional needs

As of November 2003, Noel house needs a new television, an industrial refigerator, an ironing board and iron, and a big coffee urn (ideally a Delonghi Deluxe Stainless Steel 60-Cup Urn). They also welcome food donations for their holiday parties.

Cleaning Supplies

Glass cleaner, bleach, Comet cleanser, laundry soap, Simple Green, Pine Sol, Lysol spray, dish soap, 33-gallon trash bags, X-14 Mildew Remover, dryer sheets, Latex gloves.

Kitchen Supplies

Paper towels, paper plates, plastic untensils, can openers, sharp knives, kitchen aprons, styrofoam cups, instant drinks, peanut butter, jelly, coffee, whipped margarine.

Hygiene supplies

Toilet paper, soap, bath towels, shampoo & conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors.

Office supplies

Copy paper, writing tablets.

Sleep needs

Blankets, sheets, earplugs, sleep masks, (new) pyjamas.

Basic clothing

Socks, underwear, bras. Note, however, that many shelters do not want to handle clothing.

Cold weather needs

Winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves. Again, many shelters do not want to handle clothing.


Backpacks, Fast-food gift certificates, bus tickets, radios/ walkmans/ discmans (etc.) with headphones, movie tickets (etc.), batteries (AA, AAA), phone cards, costume jewelry, cosmetics.

Getting rid of an old car?

Unlike most programs that ask you to donate your old vehicle, Working Wheels won't simply sell your car to a dealer and pocket the cash. They will refurbish the car and sell it at a below-market rate to someone who they believe will be able to succeed in the workplace with a safe and reliable vehicle at a fair and reasonable cost.

The program is tax deductible. If you are interested in donating a vehicle, e-mail Fritz at or call him at 206-860-8000 ext. 210.

Arts organizations

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) needs DVD Players for the SIFF Press Suite and for their offices. If you are updating to the latest model, they'd be glad to have your old one (if it's in good working condition: please, no players that "need a little work"). Your donation is considered tax-deductible. For further details please with "DVD Player Donation" in the Subject Line.

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This page last fully fact-checked: October 2003
This page last modified: June 10, 2006
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