YWCA Madison

Holiday Wish List

Help make the holidays brighter for the women, children and families we serve at the YWCA Madison.

Below is a list of items that will help a family have a happier holiday season.  If you are interested in adopting a particular family, we can provide a specific wish list and you can purchase gifts.

Items from the list below can be delivered to 101 E. Mifflin Street.  Please let the front desk staff know that these items are for the holiday wish list.

Questions?  Contact Marcella Ziegler at 608-257-1436 option 3.


The YWCA Madison serves over 100 families at any given time in our housing programs.  

Holiday specific gift items wanted include:

  • Bath and body sets
  • Diaper bag
  • Gift Cards to movies, restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations etc.*
  • Multicultural Dolls*
  • Pajamas: Infant - youth sizes

Generally needed include:

  • Disposable diapers & pull ups (Sizes 4, 5, & 6)*
  • Wet wipes*
  • Bus tickets (10 ride or 30-day passes)*
  • Blankets (any size, warm)
  • Pots, pans & cookware*
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Stackable storage bins
  • Can openers

Apartment Start-up Sets*

  • Laundry detergent*
  • Dishwashing soap*
  • Plastic shower curtains and rings*
  • Houshold cleaners*
  • Mops, brooms dustpans*
  • Laundry basket*
  • New Towels and Dishcloths*
  • New single bed sheets and pillow cases*
  • New pillows and pillow cases*

Hygiene Items

  • Ethnic friendly shampoo/conditioner (Dark and Lovely Au Naturale, Cantu, Shea Moisture, etc.)
  • Body Lotion
* We need these items the most.