Give Goods

Thank you so much for your interest in giving goods to The Center. Many of our clients depend on donations of clothes, toiletries, and other personal items as they often flee violent situations without the ability to bring belongings with them.

Listed below are the types of items we accept on behalf of our clients. To ensure optimal hygiene, safety, and comfort, we ask that all donated items be new and unused. (For information about gently used goods, please see the information about our partnership with Goodwill at the bottom of the page).

Donations can be dropped off at either the Southern Indiana Campus or Joan E. Thomas, M.D. location (preferably during business hours). If you have a special type of donation that is not listed below, please contact Jane White, the coordinator of in-kind donations, at (502) 581-7209.

Items for Children:

  • Diapers – all sizes
  • Baby Clothing – all sizes
  • Diaper bags
  • Baby monitors
  • Sweat pants and tops – all sizes
  • T-shirts – all sizes
  • Socks – all sizes
  • Shoes – all sizes
  • Flash cards (all types)
  • Easy/fun/active games
  • Art supplies
  • Backpacks

Items for Adults:

  • Men’s and women’s underwear
  • Socks – all sizes
  • Bras – all sizes
  • Sweat pants
  • Scrubs
  • Yoga pants
  • T-shirts
  • Sports bras – all sizes
  • Light jackets/zip up sweatshirts
  • Purses (new)
  • Comfortable shoes (flip flops, slippers, tennis shoes)

Items for Shelter Services:

  • Twin sheets and pillow cases
  • Pillows
  • Twin blankets
  • Towels (bath), wash cloths
  • Laundry baskets/bags
  • Luggage, totes
  • Flash drive
  • Umbrellas
  • Batteries
  • Clorox wipes
  • Alarm clocks
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Tide HD pods laundry detergent
  • Gift cards ($5-25 denominations)
  • Gas cards ($10 denominations)
  • TARC bus passes

Hygienic Items:

  • Tooth brush and toothpaste – children and adult
  • Floss
  • Shampoo and conditioner – full size
  • Deodorant
  • Body lotion
  • Combs, hair brushes
  • Tampons and sanitary pads
  • Hair care products for African Americans
  • Razors
  • Cotton balls

Seasonal Items:

  • May & June: Outdoor toys, chalk, balls
  • July & August: Backpacks and school supplies
  • November & December: $25 gift cards for Kmart, Target, Walmart, Meijer, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express

Cell Phones
We gladly accept used or new cell phones to be refurbished for clients. They can be dropped off at any campus.

Our Partnership with Goodwill:

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Our Kentuckiana community is so generous that the management, storage and distribution of gently used donations became more than we could accommodate. The Center partners with Goodwill Industries of Kentucky and Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana to accept and process donations of gently used clothing and goods for us.

It’s easy–just deliver your tax deductible donation to any of the Goodwill Industries of Kentucky or  Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana locations and tell the representative accepting your donation that it’s for The Center for Women and Families. Our clients will receive a Goodwill purchase voucher in the amount of the estimated value of your donation. These vouchers enable our residents and clients to experience shopping for themselves and their family, and ensures every resident and client–regardless of age, size or special needs–receives clothing that fits properly.

Indiana Goodwill Locations

1212 Applegate Lane
Clarksville, IN, 47129
(812) 288-7849

2400 Landmark Ave Ne
Corydon, IN, 47112
(812) 738-8011

Floyds Knobs
4646 Duffy Rd
Floyds Knobs, IN, 47119
(812) 923-7132

2764 Jefferson Centre Way
Jeffersonville, IN, 47130
(812) 258-016

Kentucky Goodwill Locations

Brownsboro Rd Center
4904 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY, 40222
(502) 425-1365

Crestwood Center
6438 Crestwood Station
Crestwood, KY, 40014
(502) 243-0169

Fern Creek Center
5230 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY, 40291
(502) 491-9336

Goodwill Way
4201 Goodwill Way
Louisville, KY, 40220
(502) 456-4735

133 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy
Louisville, KY, 40222

Shively Center
4840 Dixie Hwy
Louisville, KY, 40216
(502) 448-5010

St. Matthews Center
4224 Shelbyville Rd
St Matthews, KY, 40207
(502) 895-7842

Whipps Mill Center
9321 New Lagrange Rd
Louisville, KY, 40242
(502) 429-6758

Local Organizations That May Accept (Gently Used) Donations
Catholic Charities: Accepted items vary. 502-636-9263

Cedar Lake Lodge: Accepted items vary. 502-964-2411

DonationTown: Clothing, household items.

Dress for Success: Professional clothing—including purses, shoes, jewelry. and other accessories. 502-584-8050

Habitat ReStore: Building materials, furniture, appliances, landscaping. 502-805-1416

St. Vincent de Paul: Accepted items vary. 502-589-7837