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Cleaning Supplies -- to give monthly to clients with housing
Camping Equipment -- clients earn these with volunteer hours
Working Tablets, cell phones and laptops -- clients earn with volunteer hours
Belts -- make ill-fitting pants work
Shoes -- they wear out in a month on the street
Toiletries -- sample sized for backpacks; full-sized (partial OK) for clients with housing
Undies -- all sizes/styles, clean and gently worn or new
Pantry items, Food disposable serving items, kitchen items -- all covered on our food needs page
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We need name and email address with each drop-off. We provide email receipts.
Group Drives and Collections
Use our collection schedule in your groups! Recommended for speaking engagement and service project to maximize impact and fun!
February: Hats & Gloves
April: Dog Items
June: Flip flops, bug spray, sun screen
July: Water Bottles
September: Pants and shirts
October: First Aid and OTC
November: Blankets / Sleeping Bags
December: Books and Trinkets (Christmas party)
List of Items We Take
Game prizes (sub-$5, new or used, white elephant type of thing!)
Books (Bibles, mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, thrillers), activity books (trivia, coloring, puzzle, crossword)
Art supplies (drawing pads, markers, clay, mechanical pencils, oil/chalk pastels)
Music supplies ( guitars, cases, strings, picks, individual drums, tambourines)
Cards (playing, UNO, role play games)
Hard to find Items
Shoes: practical adult shoes, work/military boots
Outdoor equipment: backpacks (any kind), tents
Hygiene: deodorant, bug spray
Clothes: overalls (any kind), athletic/sweat pants, adult jeans, men's and women's underwear (including bras), swimwear
Batteries: AA and AAA batteries
Dog food (in 3/4-filled gallon ziplock bags) and cat-food (dry or wet)
Leashes, harnesses, and collars of all sizes
Dog bowls (metal, plastic or collapsing)
Summer Clothes & Items
Water bottles, bottled water, sports drinks
Shorts, shirts/tops, flip-flops, hats, low-cut socks
Winter Clothes & Supplies
Sleeping bags, blankets, long johns, thermals
Hats, gloves, scarves, coats, jackets
Long pants, long sleeves, sweaters
Hygiene, Health & First Aid Supplies
First aid supplies (Band-Aids, tape, gauze, individual OTC pain killers), braces ( knee, hand, foot, back); vitamins, Emergen-C
Toiletries (samples and small bottles: lotion, shampoo, conditioner), deodorant, razors (in Ziplock bags of 2), Q-tips (in Ziplock bags of 10)
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