Season of Giving - Our Wish List

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It is that time of the year again, the season of giving! At Women’s Initiative for Self Empowerment, we are looking for items that will help us continue to empower those we work with. Below is a list of the different items that we are in need of. If you are interested in making a donation you can either mail it to our office or email goanes@womenofwise.org to set up a time to drop off your donation at the office. We appreciate your support and wish the best in the year to come!


Art supplies! We use art supplies in our different workshops with middle and high school students. In our experience, art has been a way that the women in our programs have been able to explore their identity and develop their self-confidence. We are currently in need of some items so that we can continue to use this media as a way for exploration. 

Items we need: Markers, colored pencils, crayons, paint, paintbrushes, paper, glitter, pipe cleaners, glue, tape, clay, ribbon, fabric, stamps, stencils, scissors, blank cards, and pom poms. 


Office supplies! This one is pretty self explanatory! We are in need of some basic office supplies to keep up the day to day work that is required for WISE to run smoothly.

Items we need: Printer paper, tape, glue, pens, pencils, and notebooks.


Winter clothing! As you may have noticed it is winter again in Minnesota and we are in search of some winter clothing items. Many of our participants to do not have access to quality outerwear and are in need of some warm winter items.

Items we need: Coats, scarves, hats, and mittens.


Non-perishable snacks!  We like to provide the women in our programs with snacks after school and are always looking for more. If you would like to donate snacks please remember to make them non-perishable and on the healthier side. Below are some examples of what we are looking for.

Suggested items: Dried fruit, crackers, peanut butter, nuts, and popcorn. 


School supplies! We want to ensure that all the women in our middle school, high school, and college program are prepared for school so they can focus on learning.

Items we need: Notebooks, pens, pencils, binders, loof leaf paper, calcualtors, and highlighters.

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