Wish List

Thank you for your interest in donating items from our current Wish List. Your gifts help support survivors and their children who leave behind many of their personal belongings when they enter emergency shelter or our transitional housing programs. Many items are needed in the shelter, but we also provide them for survivors when they leave shelter, so their families can have a head start on setting up a household — whether their new home is at The RISE! (our transitional housing program), or elsewhere in the community.

Donations for emergency shelter can be dropped off at our administrative office (338 S. Washington St) Monday-Friday between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm. You may call (812) 333-7404 for additional information. Items for our transitional housing program, The RISE!, can be dropped off at 401 S. Washington St, Bloomington, IN 47401, Monday – Friday.  Please call The RISE! in advance (812-337-4510) to schedule a drop-off time.

IMPORTANT: Due to health code restrictions, we are unable to accept donations of
used mattresses, used pillows, or used stuffed animals, or partially used toiletry items (lotions, etc.).

New Wings Emergency Shelter:  

  • Body wash and shampoo
  • Children’s summer clothes (all sizes)
  • Women’s and Children’s flip-flops and tennis shoes (all sizes)
  • Adult pajamas (medium-plus size)
  • Sheets (twin and full) and pillow cases
  • Mattress covers for full and twin size beds
  • Kitchen pots and pans
  • Make-up and body sprays (unopened)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Adult coloring books, colored pencils, and crayons

The RISE! Transitional Housing Program: 

  • Lamps
  • Furniture (particularly shelving and beds), appliances, and kitchenware (including pots and pans)
  • Kitchen appliances and kitchenware (including pots and pans)
  • New underwear (for adult women and youth of all genders) and bras (all band/cup sizes)
  • Cleaning products
  • Menstrual products
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing in good condition
  • Shelf-stable food items (canned soups, macaroni and cheese, and other easy prep items)
  • Bedding (including pillows)
  • Non-CRT televisions
  • Cribs and other infant supplies (including sealed formula, baby food, etc.)
  • Personal care products (soap, shampoos, etc.) including products for Black hair textures
  • Gift Cards

Day Care Wish List: 

Feel free to contact the Childcare Coordinator, Marcella Ettinger via email:  marcella at middlewayhouse.org (using correct @ formatting) before making donations!

  • Healthy snack foods (perishable in small amounts, non-perishable in any amount)
  • Wax paper
  • Unopened packages of diaper wipes
  • Bubble solution
  • Strollers for baby dolls
  • Sturdy tricycles (for children ages 5 and under)
  • Snow pants (for children ages 6 months-5 years)
  • Rain boots (for children ages 1-5)
  • Waterproof shoes (e.g., flip-flops with heel straps, Crocs, or similar styles)
  • Bird feeder and bird seed
  • Bubble solution