Donate Items

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Your donations of personal and household essentials help survivors and families build healthier and more comfortable homes.

Ongoing needs:

  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and hand sanitizer
  • New personal care items in travel or full sizes, including soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, razors, period products, lotions, toilet paper, and first aid kits. We especially need hair and skin products that meet the needs of Black survivors, like those made by Cantu and Palmer’s.
  • Diapers (including partial boxes) and wipes.
  • New cleaning and disinfectant supplies, including Clorox wipes, dish soap, laundry detergent, bleach, sponges, and paper towels.
  • Kitchen items, including dishes, silverware, bake wear, glasses, pots and pans, coffee pots, rice cookers, instapots, microwaves, and electric kettles.
  • Air mattresses and new linens, including towels, blankets, and sheets.
  • Prepaid phones, including Tracfones.
  • Children’s and YA books, especially books in Spanish or featuring Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) characters or trauma survivors.
  • Adult books centered around trauma and healing.

You can purchase items from our Amazon Wish List and ship them directly to LifeWire.

Gift cards

Gift cards may not be as exciting to give as other items, but they are one of the easiest ways to make a significant impact. Grocery, gas, and clothing gift cards give survivors the flexibility to purchase the items they need to live safer and healthier lives. It’s also faster and easier for advocates to email, mail, or drop off a gift card than collect and distribute all the items a survivor may need. You can also regift your unused or partially used gift cards. Mail to LifeWire, PO Box 6398, Bellevue WA 98008.

Donate your car

LifeWire accepts vehicle donations through our partnership with Volunteers of America (VOA) Western Washington. VOA of Western Washington takes care of the paperwork and tows your vehicle (if needed). We split the proceeds with half of your vehicle donation going to LifeWire and the other half to Volunteers of America. To donate your vehicle, visit VOA’s website.

Items we cannot accept

We appreciate your generosity. Unfortunately, we have limited storage space and capacity to accept donations, especially larger items. We cannot accept:

Contact us

If you want to donate items or have questions, please email donations@lifewire.org.