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

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: Monday, October 15, 2018

Next giveaway: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Green Light (we really need these items!):
*Men’s underwear
*Women’s underwear
*Heat packs
*Lip balm
*Emergency blankets
Women’s socks
Men’s socks
Body wipes
Nail clippers
First aid kits
Dental floss/floss picks/mouthwash
Light & super plus tampons

*means that we are completely out of these items!

Warmth Drive Items: In addition to the items listed above, please consider donating the following items to the ATXHAW 2018 Warmth Drive. We’ve included these items under the green light because they are constantly in demand throughout the winter.
Warm clothing: sweaters, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, thermals, jackets, heavy coats, insulated pants
Warm accessories: heavy socks, gloves, scarves/neck wraps, hats
Misc.: sleeping bags, blankets, ponchos, umbrellas, tents

Yellow Light (we probably have enough of these items, but a few more wouldn’t hurt):
Insect repellent
Hand sanitizer
All other feminine hygiene items (all pads, regular & super tampons, pantiliners)

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

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.