A Message from the Executive Director
(Photo Credit: Kristina Hobbs)
Think of one thing you've used in your home today...
our families need those items here at New Hope.
Ongoing Needs: (* Immediate Needs *)
- *laundry detergent*
- plastic storage bins (18-30 gallon, 3-5 gallon sizes)
- cleaning supplies (spray disinfectant, paper towels)
- toilet paper
- pots & pans
- kitchen utensils
- *feminine hygiene products*
- *dishwasher detergent (electric)*
- dishwashing soap (by hand)
- hand soap refills
- *30 gallon trash bags*
- freezer bags
- trash stickers
- bus tickets
- gift cards (Kroger, Office Depot, Barnes & Noble)
- gas cards
- first aid items (cold medicine, allergy medicine, bandaids, etc.)
One Time Requests:
- sheets, blankets and comforters (all sizes)
- canning jars
- 3-drawer storage bins
- under-bed storage bins
- metal bunk beds
- mattress protectors (twin & queen size)
Families experiencing homelessness sometimes have to give up all of their goods when they lose their housing. We try to help families when they leave New Hope by providing them with a starter set for the kitchen, the bath, and the bedroom. Several groups have gotten together to put together Baskets of Hope, filled with items, often centered around a theme, that we can give to families when they leave the shelter.
We are also creating Welcome Bags to give to new residents - for children these are filled with a book, a plush toy, and an age appropriate toy that the child gets to keep. This helps children feel welcome during a very stressful time. We welcome donations of new toys (e.g. art supplies, coloring books, handheld games, cards) and books as well as small book bags (e.g. canvas shopping bags). We currently have a sufficient supply of plush toys. For adults we are including toiletries (hair brushes, tooth brushes, grooming kits) and welcome suggestions for what else to include.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept used clothing at this time - we lack the space to store clothing and encourage donors to consider donating clothes to area thrift shops (Opportunity House, The Thrift Shop, The Salvation Army, or My Sisters Closet) where our residents receive vouchers to shop.