SMI Donation Drive

The holidays are difficult for many and we want to help. We’ve teamed up with the YWCA Pathways for Women in Lynwood to provide donations for women and families in our community by collecting personal care items, with your help.

SMI will be accepting donations of personal care items at our office now through December 1st. Drop your donation at anytime during normal business hours. You may want to order online and send your donation directly to our office.

Please find this list of the most needed items for your consideration:

Household Supplies

  • New pillows *
  • Twin & full-size mattress covers
  • Twin & full-size sheets
  • Bath towels/wash cloths
  • Blankets & Rugs (bath and kitchen)
  • Pots & pans
  • Silverware/cooking utensils
  • Brooms/mops/vacuums
  • Dust buster vacuums
  • Coffee makers and blenders
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Glassware and Dishes
  • Manual can openers
  • DVD players and DVD movies

Toiletries (unopened)

  • Shampoo/conditioner * (full size)
  • Soap/body wash * (full size)
  • Razors
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste *
  • Combs/brushes *
  • Feminine hygiene products *
  • Deodorant & Body lotion (full size)
  • Ethnic hair products *

Cleaning Supplies (new)

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Comet
  • Paper Towels
  • All purpose cleaner spray
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Soap
  • Scrubbies
  • Dish brush

Children’s Items

  • Diapers/Pull-ups - (Sizes 3-6 most needed)- NO adult
  • Bottles
  • Formula
  • Humidifiers
  • Baby wash and wipes

Family Essentials

  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Day planners/calendars
  • Stamps
  • Radios *
  • Wireless lights


  • Gas and Grocery Gift Cards
  • New Orca Cards

*greatest need

“When you support YWCA, you help women and families move out of crisis, toward stability and independence, strengthening our entire community.”

Your donations are welcome and we are truly thankful for anything you can provide. All donations will be dropped of at the YWCA in Lynwood for distribution on December 1. These donations are important because they provide items for women and families in the community that need assistance.

Thank You!