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    In-kind Donations

Donations of goods and services are essential to AWAIC. We serve hundreds of men, women and children every year that are in need of a variety of items. The lists below are updated frequently depending on current needs and shortages. We ask that donated items to AWAIC be in good usable condition. Items that are broken, dirty or stained cannot be accepted because we cannot pass them along to the people who use our services. We must then pay to dispose of them. Also, we have very limited storage space due to our shelter being over capacity. We respectfully ask that due to our limited space, you refer to our immediate needs donation list below:

Current needs:

New, unopened toiletries (travel size and regular):

  • Deodorant
  • Adult toothbrushes
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Body wash
  • Fingernail clippers
  • Toothpaste and floss
  • Feminine hygiene products
Clean new or gently used clothing and linens:

  • Bath towels
  • Twin and full sized sheet sets
  • Blankets/comforters
  • Bras (especially sizes A and B)
  • New underwear (especially sizes 5 or 6, or small or extra small)
  • Comfortable footwear (sneakers, rain boots, and winter boots for women)
  • Women's and children's gloves
  • Women's pajamas
  • Women's coats
  • Women's t-shirts
  • Women's elastic waist pants (sweatpants, yoga pants)
New or gently used bags:

  • Luggage/suitcases
  • Duffel bags
  • Reusable shopping totes
Baby and children's items:

  • New sippy cups for toddlers
  • Diapers sizes 4, 5, and 6
  • Baby wipes
Miscellaneous:

  • Used cellphones 
  • Umbrellas
  • Gift Cards: Walmart, Fred Meyer, Target, Carrs/Safeway 
Check out AWAIC's wish list on Amazon! Purchasing an item is a great way of knowing exactly how your contribution is being used, since any item you purchase will be automatically sent directly to AWAIC. Shipping is free on any order exceeding $50, meaning your money goes even further!

Items we are unable to accept:
  • Broken or incomplete toys
  • Broken or stained furniture
  • Used or open cosmetics, lotions, medicines
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Large Appliances
  • Paint
  • Soiled or stained Bedding/Clothing
  • Computers
  • Large Televisions
  • Used vehicles
For any of these items please consider sharing donations with other local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity Restore, Beacon Hill, or Anchorage ReMADE.

Cell Phone Drive

We will be accepting cell phone donations which includes phones and tablets. Donated items will be recycled through a program that pays non-profits for cell phone recycling. Income from this drive will support our programs.

Please deliver all donations to:

AWAIC
100 W. 13th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have questions about donations, please contact our development team.