Domestic Violence Shelters in Need of Everyday Items

We all have a “wish list.” Typically it’s a list of wants, but for some, a “wish list” can consist of the most basic needs. For survivors of domestic violence spending time at a shelter for safety, it’s just that – needs such as soap, bedding or baby formula...everyday items that help survivors get from one day to the next. This October, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, select Verizon stores in Illinois and Wisconsin are hosting “Wish List” collections for everyday items needed to serve survivors of domestic violence who rely on a shelter’s services. If you live or work near one of the following locations, please consider donating! CHICAGO, IL Store Location: 840 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago Shelter: WINGS Needed Items:

  • Toiletries: Deodorant, conditioner, shampoo, contact lens solution, hairbrushes, combs, body wash, mouthwash and hand sanitizer.
  • Bed & Bath: Twin blankets, washcloths, pillows, twin sheet sets, alarm clocks and bath towels.
  • Children’s Items: Baby wipes, children/infant socks, formula, diapers, baby lotion, baby wash and baby shampoo.

CHAMPAIGN, IL Store Location: 910 W. Town Center Blvd., Champaign Shelter: Courage Connection Needed Items:

  • Bed & Bath: Twin blankets, washcloths, pillows, twin sheet sets, alarm clocks and bath towels.
  • Children’s Items: Baby wipes, children/infant socks, formula, diapers, baby lotion, baby wash and baby shampoo.

MILWAUKEE, WI Store Location: 4965 S. 76th St., Greenfield Shelter: Sojourner Family Peace Center Needed Items:

  • Women’s Items: Deodorant, nightwear (medium to 3XL), house slippers (medium to 3XL), sweatpants and tops (medium to 3XL) and blankets (twin size).
  • Children’s Items: Diapers, wipes, formula, board games, craft kits and blankets (twin size).

GREEN BAY, WI Store Location: 820 Willard Dr., Ashwaubenon Shelter: Golden House Needed Items:

  • Toiletries: Deodorant, conditioner, shampoo, contact lens solution, hairbrushes, combs, body wash, mouthwash and hand sanitizer.
  • Bed & Bath: Twin blankets, washcloths, pillows, twin sheet sets, alarm clocks and bath towels.
  • Children’s Items: Baby wipes, children/infant socks, formula, diapers, baby lotion, baby wash and baby shampoo.
  • Household Goods: Paper towels, kitchen garbage bags, multipurpose cleaner, laundry soap, hand soap and dish soap.

[caption id="attachment_15674" align="aligncenter" width="255"] Make a difference at your local Verizon store during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.[/caption] Interested in furthering support for domestic violence victims and survivors? Learn about Verizon's HopeLine initiatives.