Wish List

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Please see the following for a list of items we use most often to support our daily shelter operations. Our greatest needs include such staples as canned food and fresh consumables, new (or gently worn) clothing, socks, shoes, personal hygiene products and various household supplies, new in original packaging.  All donations are gratefully accepted.

HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES
13-gallon garbage bags
High-efficiency (HE) laundry soap
Furniture polish
ZIPLOC bags (gallon and quart sizes)

FOOD ITEMS AND CANNED GOODS
Large packages of JELL-O, all flavors
Orange and apple juices
Gravy (canned or in jars)
Large cans of hearty soups and chowders
Canned tomatoes, whole, diced, stewed, or paste
Canned corn, peas, or green beans
Ragu or Prego spaghetti sauce
Chili con carne and chili beans
Cup-of-Soup or ramen (chicken, vegetable, and beef flavors)
Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, or turkey breast
Large cans of chicken or beef broth
Large cans of hominy
Olive oil
Dry rice, pasta, or beans

PAPER PRODUCTS
Chili- or soup-size cups
Rolls of paper towels
Kleenex, napkins, and paper plates
Large and small Styrofoam cups (for hot beverages)
Bathroom tissue

OFFICE SUPPLIES
1-inch white 3-ring binders with clear sleeve inserts
Small and medium-size Post-It notes
Laser copy paper
Scotch tape refills
Batteries, all sizes (especially AA and AAA)
Highlighters
Jumbo paper clips
Binder clips, all sizes
Glue, white and glue sticks
Manila folders, 1/3 cut
Large and half-size brown mailing envelopes

GIFT CARDS
Bed Bath and Beyond
Clothing Stores (Kohl’s, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.)
Food (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway, In-N-Out, Chick-Fil-A, etc.)

LINENS
Bedspreads, Twin
Cotton blankets, Twin
Sheets, Twin
Waterproof pillow and mattress protectors, Twin
Bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths

ARTS AND CRAFTS SUPPLIES
Crayons, all colors
Watercolor and pastel paints
Paintbrushes
Construction paper
Pipe cleaners
Sculpting clay, all colors
Popsicle sticks

RECREATION SUPPLIES
Basketballs, volleyballs, ping pong balls, foosballs
Basketball and ping pong netting
Blu-Ray DVDs, rated G and PG
X-BOX console, accessories, and games
Wii console, accessories, and games
PlayStation 3, accessories, and games
Playing cards
Card games (Phase Ten, Uno, etc.)

RESIDENT SUPPLIES (AGES 12-17)
Boys cotton boxers, size medium, large, and extra large
Boys tube socks
Girls cotton briefs, size 5, 6, 7, and 8
Cotton sweats, boys and girls, adult sizes, medium, large, and extra large
Shoes, boys and girls (call shelter for sizes needed)
Pants, boys and girls (call shelter for sizes needed)
Pajama sets
Non-aerosol hair styling products, boys and girls
Sport bras, small, medium, large, and extra large
Personal hygiene items, boys and girls
Shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, and toothbrushes
Sanitary napkins and tampons

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Three-ring binders, 1.5 inch
Spiral-bound journal notebooks
Backpacks
Notebook paper, three-ring (plain and ruled)
Yellow legal pads, large and small
Crayola markers