Wish List

Wish list items can be dropped off at the Main Office.

All other donations can be dropped of at the Thrift Store.


Be sure to check out our wish list for WRC’s 2012 Spirit of Giving on December 8th at the bottom of this section!


Emergency Foods And Items

  • Boxed macaroni and cheese
  • Spaghetti noodles
  • Jars of pasta sauce
  • Top Ramen
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Crackers,
  • Granola type bars
  • Spaghetti’Os
  • Cereal (kid friendly)
  • Rice
  • Tuna
  • Dried beans
  • Canned chicken or beef
  • Beef stew
  • Chili
  • Food that is appealing to small children
  • Tooth paste
  • Full size shampoo and conditioner
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby bath soap

General Needs

30-Day Shelter:

  • Sports bras
  • Alarm clocks
  • Underwear
  • New pots and pans set
  • Night clothes
  • Cookie sheets
  • Socks
  • Plastic storage tubs
  • Baby wipes
  • Coloring books
  • Hair brushes
  • Pot holders
  • Deodorant
  • Plastic cups
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Twin bed in a bag sets
  • Nail clippers
  • Razors
  • Bath towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Kitchen towels
  • Twin sheet sets
  • Twin plastic mattress covers
  • Bed pillows

Transitional Housing Units:

  • Twin size bed in a bag sets
  • Couches/love seats
  • New pots and pans sets
  • Coffee tables
  • Flatware and holder
  • AV Cables
  • Towels of all sizes
  • TV stands
  • Shower curtains
  • Lamps
  • Pots and pans
  • Irons
  • Ironing boards
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Toasters
  • Cutting boards
  • Pillows
  • Mattress covers
  • Laundry baskets
  • Dressers/Night stands
  • Microwaves
  • 10 Gallon trash cans
  • Basic cooking knife sets
  • Bath rug sets
  • Area rugs
  • Dish drying racks
  • DVD players
  • Televisions

Walk-in Center:

  • Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart, Payless Shoes or grocery stores
  • Light weight children’s jackets
  • Baby bottles
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Sleeping bags
  • New layette-size baby clothing
  • Back packs


WRC Spirit of Giving Holiday Event

Spirit of Giving is an annual holiday event at WRC. It is usually held on the second Saturday in December.

At that time Clients from our shelter, transitional living facility and our walk-in clients will receive Christmas gifts, food for Christmas dinner and maybe Christmas trees. It is a very festive atmosphere. Parents choose gifts for their children and children choose gifts for their parents. Santa is here, and we have gift wrapping stations. There are also activities for the kids and refreshments.

For this event to be a success WRC relies on lots of community support. We need toys and volunteers!!!

We will need any of the following Items and help:

  • Unwrapped new toys for children of all ages
  • Gifts for teens…gift cards are perfect
  • Gifts for the Moms
  • Gift certificates for grocery stores for Christmas dinners
  • Stocking stuffers
  • Stockings

For the party:

  • Donuts
  • Cookies
  • sandwiches
  • Chips
  • Any kind of fun party food that children would like
  • Juice
  • Soda


  • Help children choose gifts
  • Gift room assistance
  • Serve food
  • Organize the shopping rooms
  • Crafts with the children
  • Christmas Tree Lot
  • Gift Wrap
  • Clean-up

If you would like to donate or volunteer please call Jill Morgan 760-757-3500 or email jill.morgan@wrcsd.org