Wish List for SafePlace Donation Drive

ACRC’s March service project is a donation drive for SafePlace, an organization that works to end sexual and domestic violence through safety, healing, prevention and social change in Austin. Below is a wish list of items that families need when they arrive at SafePlace.

Please bring your donations to our club meeting on March 27!


Many families come to SafePlace with very few, if any, of their possessions. Community donations help provide for a family’s basic needs and are an important first step in helping survivors start over. You can even donate from home using our Target (please type in SafePlace Donations as the first and last names) and Amazon wishlists.

SafePlace is also in need of the following Hot List items agency-wide:


  • Baby Wipes
  • Diapers sizes 3-6
  • Pull-Ups sizes 2T-5T
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Powder
  • Brushes or Combs
  • Mouth Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Full size bottles of unopened adult shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes
  • Unopened body wash/soap
  • Razors and Shaving Cream
  • Shower Sponges
  • New pillows
  • Twin Sheets/Blankets/Comforters
  • Feminine Hygiene Products


  • Boxed meals: Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Chicken Helper, Macaroni and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, etc.
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned ravioli/spaghetti-o’s
  • Canned tuna/meat/chicken
  • Canned vegetables/beans/corn
  • Canned tomato products
  • Canned soups
  • Cereal
  • Condensed milk
  • Cooking Oil
  • Snacks for kids
  • Peanut butter/jelly
  • Juice Boxes
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta (all shapes)
  • Bags of pinto beans/lentils
  • Boxed rice
  • Seasonings (incl. salt/pepper)
  • Condiments: Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, etc.
  • Top Ramen/Maruchan
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Dairy/Meat Products
  • Gluten free & Vegan options
  • Low-sodium foods
  • Dietary foods for diabetic clients

General Needs

  • All clothing, all sizes, in season
  • Purses, wallets and suitcases
  • Date books & journals
  • Gas station gift cards
  • Gift cards for clothing stores, discount stores, restaurants, etc.
  • Gift cards for Life Skills graduates
  • Grocery store gift cards

Infant and Toddler

  • Push-and-pull toys for toddlers
  • Strollers (any type)
  • Clothing
  • New infant and toddler car seats (we cannot accept used)

Kitchen, Bed and Bath

  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Air mattresses
  • Alarm and wall clocks
  • Pots and pans
  • Towels: bath, hand, washcloth, etc.
  • Full or Queen Linens/Blankets
  • Dishes, flatware

Arts Sports and Entertainment

  • Entertainment passes for bowling, movies, skating, museums and amusement parks
  • Nonviolent books and toys (*No Toy Guns/Knives/Swords*)
  • Stickers
  • Gift cards for toy and book stores
  • Picture Books
  • Youth and Adult Books
  • Spanish Youth and Adult Books
  • Project paper: contact, butcher, art,  construction, writing and tissue
  • Art supplies (for our school and after school activities)
  • Smocks
  • Playing cards and board games
  • Sports equipment for all ages: balls, scooters, skateboards, baseballs, gloves, roller skates, basketballs, footballs and appropriate safety equipment