The YWCA of Great Falls is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization supported largely through the generosity of our neighbors. Our 501(c)(3) status means that your contributions to the YWCA are completely tax-deductible.

The YWCA accepts donations of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing for all seasons, as well as shoes, purses, belts, coats, jewelry and other household items. Unfortunately, due to a lack of storage space, we cannot accept donations of books, magazines or furniture unless we have a specific need. We also take used cell phones which we use for 911 phones or we recycle them.

By making a donation to the YWCA of Great Falls by cash, credit card or check, you can make a difference right now in the life of someone who has been affected by violence. Here are some examples of what your generosity can do:

  • $50 covers the cost of transportation for approx. a week
  • $100 buys two months’ necessary art and craft supplies for our children’s support group
  • $200 provides one month of domestic violence and sexual assault support group for the community
  • $250 provides training for the staff in order to effectively advocate for the residents of the Mercy Home
  • $250 provides cleaning supplies for the shelter for approx. 2 month
  • $300 pays for the property tax for a year
  • $500 provides insurance for the shelter for approx. 1 month
  • $1,000 covers the cost of food for the entire Mercy Home shelter for two months
  • $1,000 covers the cost of utilities for the entire Mercy Home shelter for one month
  • $1,700 covers the salary for the entire Mercy Home shelter for approx. one week

We are a United Way Agency! We participate in the SECGC (State Employee’s Charitable Giving Campaign), our affiliate code # is 3524! You can use this code on your donor form or in Click & Give! Thanks for thinking of us!



Finally, Mercy Home maintains a wish list of items that are needed at the shelter. Mercy Home donations are handled through the YWCA and are also tax-deductible. Your contributions make a tremendous difference in the lives of women and children who have experienced domestic violence.


Postage Stamps Copy Paper men’s & teen boys clothing Paper Towels
liquid hand soap used cell phones Trash and garbage bags Dish soap
Cleaning supplies (Windex, toilet cleaner, Pine Sol, etc.) Dryer Sheets High Efficiency Laundry Soap City Bus Passes
Children’s clothes (toddler to teen) Women’s clothing (small to 2X) Gift cards (prescriptions, emergencys, shoes) flashlights
Adult Tylenol Children’s Tylenol Front load washer cleaner Alarm clocks
Sticky lint rollers Non-perishable food items Card Table Distilled Water