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The Crisis Center is always in need of specific items to keep our shelter functioning smoothly. If you would like to provide an in-kind donation, please select items from the list below. If you have unwanted items that you’d like to donate, please call in advance to ask about our current needs. Your donations truly make a difference in the lives of families victimized by domestic violence.
Back to School - Thank you to all of the groups and individuals who donated to our Back to School Drive! We were able to help over 35 children walk into school with confidence on the first day! With the overwhelming generosity of our donors, we will be able to provide supplies for all of the other children who come throughout the school year as well. The Crisis Center served over 200 children in our emergency shelter alone last year. That is a lot of school supplies! Thank you again!
Items in immediate need for the shelter:
Hair relaxer and hair grease (brands: Motions, Olive Products, African Pride, TCB, etc.), mouthwash, feminine care products (heavy flow only please), sturdy hair brushes, diapers (size 5 and 6 only).
Items in immediate need for the transitional housing program:
New or gently used air mattresses, suitcases/travel bags, cleaning rags, cutlery set, bath towels, washclothes, a vacuum, and tupperware
Items needed throughout the year:
Items for Women
New brushes, ethnic hair care products, deodorant/anti-perspirant, shampoo & conditioner, body washes & sprays, hand & body lotions, feminine hygiene products, socks, underwear, bras, pajamas, robes, slippers.
Disposable diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, baby wash (no shampoo), baby lotion (no oil), powder & diaper rash ointment, pacifiers, bottles & bottle cleaners, baby food (cereal, juice, vegetables, fruit), socks, slippers, onesies, sippy cups, toddler utensils.
Household & Paper Products
Facial tissue (kleenex), tall kitchen & large black garbage bags, fabric softening sheets, food storage bags, lunch bags (zipper closure), paper towels & napkins, all-purpose household cleaners, dish soap, disposable dishware & utensils, 5 & 9 oz. plastic drinking cups.
After school snacks (e.g. Goldfish crackers), canned fruit, nursery water & bottled drinking water, bottled & individually boxed 100% juices, baby items (cereal, juice, vegetables, fruit), powdered drink mixes, grocery store gift cards.
Bath towels & washcloths, new pillows (standard size), pillow covers (plastic, zippered), twin sheet sets (x-long 36×80), twin blankets, crib sheets & baby blankets, dish towels.
Craft Items & School Supplies
Colored paper & construction paper, coloring and activity books, glitter & glitter sticks, bottle glue, child-size scissors, washable markers, colored pencils, backpacks, lunch boxes..
To download a PDF version of the list, please click 2013 Crisis Center Wish List. For more information or to make arrangements for drop-off, please contact Kerri at (708) 429-7255, ext. 126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.