Welcome to our traffic light shopping guide! Below is a list of our staple items, which is updated (at least) weekly.

Do you have items that you’d like to donate? Please visit our Donate page to find the best way to get them to us.

If you’re not in the Austin area or prefer to order your donation online, please visit our Amazon Wish List. If you click Filter & Sort, then Priority, the list will match the traffic light guide: High Priority = Green Light, Medium Priority = Yellow Light, and Low Priority = Red Light.

Your donation is tax-deductible! We are a 501(c)(3) organization.

For a complete list of everything we do and don’t accept, please see our Donate page.

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Last updated: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Next giveaway: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Green Light (we really need these items!):
*Insect repellent
*Toothpaste
*Men’s underwear
*Nail clippers
Women’s underwear
Tissues
Men’s socks
Hand warmers
Toilet paper
Body wipes
Conditioner
Lotion
Notepads
Condoms
Lip balm
Dental floss/floss picks/mouthwash
Feminine hygiene (pads, tampons, pantiliners)

*means that we are completely out of these items!

Yellow Light (we probably have enough of these items, but a few more wouldn’t hurt):
Emergency blankets
Women’s socks
Hand sanitizer
Pens
Deodorant
Shampoo

Red Light (we don’t need any more of these items right now):
Soap & body wash
First aid kits
Toothbrushes
Toothbrush covers
Razors
Hair elastics
Cotton balls & q-tips
Combs & brushes

A note about clothing donations: We accept clothing year-round! However, we have noticed that certain types of clothing, specifically business & dressier clothes, aren’t getting taken at our giveaways very often. We are now asking that those types of clothing be donated to Dress For Success Austin.