Donations other than cash and food are accepted by appointment. Before bringing donations to HCWC, please call the Community Donations Coordinator, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm at (512) 396-3404, ext 270. Because of our limited storage, she will let you know if we still need the item(s) and where to drop them off. Unfortunately, we can no longer accept car seats and baby beds that are not brand new (paperwork attached) due to the safety risks and recalls. Please do not leave bags or boxes outside the Donation Center after hours.
Our Amazon Wish List contains items for clients. Purchasing items on our wish list allows us to get exactly what we need, and it’s shipped directly to us.
Another way to help when you shop on Amazon is to use AmazonSmile. When you use this link – http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2020505 – Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Hays-Caldwell Womens Center. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-2020505 and support us every time you shop.
Some items are needed year-round, such as gas and gift cards from HEB, Target and Walmart for clients to use, as well as bus passes. $60 Visa giftcards give clients access to an online class they may need before filing for divorce.
Listed below are items that are updated frequently depending on client needs.
Basic Household Furniture in Good Shape (for shelter clients moving into an apartment or house)
Towels & Washcloths
Razors, Q-Tips, Floss & Tampons
First Aid Items
Bath Mats & Laundry Baskets
Children’s Craft Items such as Molding Clay, Finger Paints & Paper
Small Furniture, Twin or Full Beds, Dishes, Pots & Pans (in good
New Women’s and Girls’ Underwear & Bras, all sizes
Large Women’s Flip Flops
Young women’s underwear & bras (new)
Women’s Sweatpants and sweatshirts
Boys & Girls New Underwear
We can not accept used clothing at this time.
Food and drinks
Snacks & Bottled Water for group sessions (popcorn, cheese & cracker packs, chips, cookies, granola bars, fruit wraps, etc. )
Canned Goods, Cereal
Sandwich Bread, Pancake Mix and/or Bisquick
Juice Boxes & Children’s Snacks
Fresh or Frozen Meat and Frozen Prepared Meals