Wish List

Thank you for your interest in donating items from our 2017 Wish List.  Your gifts help care for survivors and their children who leave behind so many of their personal belongings when they enter the emergency shelter.  Many of the items below are needed in the shelter, but we also give them to survivors when they leave the shelter, so their families can have a head start on setting up a household — whether their new home is at The Rise or out in the community. Donations can be dropped off at The Rise office, 401 S. Washington St, Bloomington, IN 47401, Monday – Friday.
Please call 812-337-4510 to schedule a drop-off time.

Due to legal restrictions, we are unable to accept donations of used mattresses, pillows, or stuffed animals.



• Vacuum Cleaner!
• Miscellaneous craft supplies (anything other than crayons, glue, and paper)
• Dry erase markers
• Chalk
• Easel
• Seeds to plant in the spring
• Disney movie CDs (like Lion King, Little Mermaid, Frozen, etc)
• Pillows
• Items for sensory bins and crafts like kool-aid, baking soda, beans, rice, pasta, pinecones, random things like that
• Large plastic bins for storage
• Strollers for baby dolls
• Double strollers for baby humans
• Gross motor toys like tumbling mats
• Socks for kids ages 2-5
• Extra winter coats
• Velcro strips
• Timer that the kids can watch the time pass
• Band-aids
• Cots
• Washer and dryer
• Changing table
• Pack n Plays
• Rocking chairs (preferably wooden)
• Toddler table/chairs


  • Gift cards
  • Jeans, slacks, leggings (all sizes for girls/women, but especially pants size 13-14)
  • Belts – larger sizes
  • Women’s panties (new – all sizes)
  • Hair straighteners
  • Bath Towels/Wash Cloths
  • Kitchen Towels/Sponges/Scratchers/Cloths
  • Tennis Shoes/sneakers: Adult Women (especially 7.5 – 8.5)
  • Slippers: Children through Adult sizes
  • Flatware: knives, forks, spoons
  • Hand Crank Can Openers
  • Coffee Pots (for when they move out) – the small ones are fine
  • Alarm clocks
  • Hot Pads/Oven Mitts
  • Twin and Full Mattress Pads
  • Queen Sheet Sets/Blankets
  • Shower curtain liners
  • Laundry baskets
  • Trash cans
  • Area rugs
  • Leaf Blower for Shelter (to clean parking lots and sidewalks)
  • Electric or Battery Powered Drill
  • Bath Mats
  • Deodorant