Donate Items

In-Kind Donations

The WNC Store provides clothing and basic household necessities to community members at no cost.  In order to keep our store stocked, we rely upon in-kind donations from generous community members like yourself. Items such as new or gently used clothing, toiletries, and household necessities are always in need.

In-kind donations can be dropped off at the WNC Store during any of the scheduled drop-off times (please see calendar for specific times).  These donations to WNC are generally tax deductible and donation receipts will be provided upon request when making donations at the store.  If you have items to donate outside of the store’s open drop-off hours, you may take your items for WNC to the Waunakee Police Station.

There are a few items we are unable to take at this time, such as mattresses, older baby cribs, car seats, televisions, and computers. Please view our complete list of  donation guidelines to ensure we are currently able to accept your items.   Also, if you have large items to donate–such as furniture or appliances–please email us first at wncteam@waunakeenc.com so we can coordinate a pick-up time and deliver it right to a client in need.  This will help us to prevent storage space issues at the store.

Clients’ Needs List Donations

Another wonderful way to help WNC and our clients is to consider purchasing new items to donate from our clients’ needs list.  Or, if you would prefer, you can donate now, and we will do the shopping for you!  Please contact us if you have any questions about donation possibilities.  We would love to work with you to find the perfect donation option to meet your specific wishes.

Top Needs for Clients

  • Shampoo
  • Birthday Gifts, especially for men & teen boys (e.g. gift cards,  shaving supplies, video games, DVDs, etc.)
  • Toasters
  • Fans
  • Vacuums
  • New Beds- Complete Bed Sets in partnership with Waunakee Furniture
  • Paper Towels
  • Gift Cards For Teens
  • Toilet Paper and other Unused Personal Hygiene Items
  • Microwaves
  • Gas Cards

Top Needs for WNC

  • Masking Tape
  • Stamps
  • Large black trash bags
  • Waunakee Chamber Gift Cards
  • String