Non-Food Donation Information Fall 2016

Items to consider donating before 2016 comes to an end.


Along with your regular donations of food or cash, consider dropping off one of these essentials next time. It’s added insurance that your donation definitely made an impact on someone’s life.

1. Toilet paper

No butts about it! Our pantry is in need of toilet paper, diapers and basic hygiene

Toilet paper is often the first item to go each month.  It’s a constant need that is rarely ever filled. Bring a couple of wrapped rolls on your next giving trip, and you’re guaranteed to make a difference.

Consider donating: Unscented rolls of toilet paper in large and small quantities.

2. Small bottles of bath essentials

Bathroom products such as shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and deodorant are toiletries many of us take for granted. Small bottles save space and make it possible for someone without regular shelter to stay clean while relying on public rest areas for bathing. Just make sure the products you purchase still have an intact seal.

Consider donating: Allergy-friendly brands of soap and deodorant.

3. Dental hygiene essentials

Dental access is often blocked for those who can’t afford health insurance. To help people in need keep their teeth healthy and pain-free on their own, donating dental supplies is a must.

Consider donating: Toothbrushes and toothpaste for normal and sensitive teeth.

4. First-aid items

Especially for people impacted by homelessness, bandages are often needed but not easily accessible. Help those in need keep their wounds properly cared for by donating sealed first-aid essentials.

Consider donating: Band-Aids, ointments, medicated wipes and ace bandages.

5. Pads and tampons

When period products go on sale, buy a few extra boxes to donate. These necessities get to be an expensive, unavoidable monthly cost for many families, making them ideal donations. Plus, no