Nonprofit Wish List

Nonprofit Wish List

Nonprofit Wish List: Supporting Nonprofits in the COVID-19 Crisis

 

Compass is committed to supporting local nonprofits in Greater Washington, Greater Philadelphia and Chicago. In this challenging and uncertain time, nonprofits are looking for additional levels of support from community members, including in-kind donations. More than ever, Compass’ community of volunteers and friends are eagerly looking for ways to support nonprofits in our communities. Compass’ new Nonprofit Wish List communicates nonprofits needs to those who are able and willing to help.

 

Community Members and Volunteers

Please review the list below of current and immediate needs from local nonprofits. Please review their requests, visit their websites for more information, or contact the individual listed.

With questions about the Nonprofit Wish List, please email Megan Tomey at mtomey@compassphilly.org.

 

Nonprofit Wish List

The Actors’ Center

Washington, DC

The Actors’ Center provides the resources that actors in the Greater Washington area need to be successful, including workshops, auditions, and networking.

The Actors’ Center requests two (2) laptops with up-to-date OS & Office 365; carpet – approximately 500 square feet; folding chairs – up to 15 total.

To donate, please email to Emily Morrison at emilylovemorrison@me.com. If delivering items, they can organize someone drop off at their office: 1810 16th St NW, 2nd floor; Washington, D.C., 20009.

 

African Family Health Organization (AFAHO)

Philadelphia, PA

AFAHO provides health, human and educational services to African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees residing in the greater Philadelphia area.

AFAHO requests gift cards for grocery stores including Walmart, ShopRite and ALDI as well as gift cards for pharmacies like CVS, Riteaid and Walgreens. They also request toiletries, soap, cleaning supplies, Vitamin C, thermometers and baby items (especially diapers).

To donate, please reach out anytime at 267-879-4077 or via email at: afaho13@gmail.com.

 

Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group

Baltimore, MD

The mission of the Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group (BJHSG) is to increase HOPE (Happiness, Opportunities, Positivity, Encouragement) for all job seekers, with emphasis on the older long-term unemployed, by providing social, emotional, and psychological support, along with information, referral, and customized strategies, to help the un(der)employed maintain resilience, energy, and self-confidence as they strive to acquire a successful job/career.

BJHSG requests two laptop computers for use by counseling interns, coaches, and therapists ($1500); funding for 5 secure accounts on TheraLink for 4 months ($1300); pre-paid phones with minutes for at-home admin assistant who is over age 65 ($100); and an electronic subscription to the Baltimore Business Journal’s Book of List for marketing campaign to donors, employers, and job seekers who have been downsized ($200).

Items can be mailed to Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group, Corner Community Center, 5802 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210.

 

Bethel Academy

Ardmore, PA

Bethel Academy’s mission is to empower students and families to navigate their educational experience to attain academic success and greater achievements as life long learners principally through our afterschool program.

Bethel Academy requests non-perishable items, gift cards (gas cards/grocery store), cleaning/household items, reading and coloring books, board games

Individuals can mail items directly to the organization: Bethel Academy, 163 Sheldon Lane, Ardmore, PA 19003 Coordinate Drop off at: 163 Sheldon Lane, Ardmore, PA 19003 by calling Rev. Carolyn Cavaness at 973-704-1631 or cccphilly@gmail.com.

 

Bethesda Project

Philadelphia, PA

Bethesda Project’s mission is to find and care for the abandoned poor and provide family for those who have none. They operate 14 sites around Philadelphia ranging from emergency homeless shelter to permanent supportive housing.

Bethesda Project requests face masks (can be homemade), latex gloves, disposable gowns, cleaning supplies such as Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, and gift cards for grocery stores.

To donate, please contact Jeffrey at jisaacson@bethesdaproject.org or 513-280-2236 to arrange mail/contactless delivery.

 

BRAWS – Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters

Vienna, VA

BRAWS-Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters is a volunteer-driven, community-based 501(c)(3) organization that provides resources to empower and dignify women and girls in crisis.

BRAWs requests new, unopened packages of menstrual pads, tampons, underwear and bras (new, tags on only please).

Individuals can ship, mail or drop off products to: 114 Courthouse Road, SW, Vienna, VA 22180. Additionally, individuals can directly purchase items from their Amazon Wishlist.  For more information about donating items, please contact Krissy Griepentrog at info@braws.org.

 

Bridges to Independence

Arlington, VA

Bridges to Independence leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. We offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain financial security and move forward into self-sufficiency. As homelessness is often episodic, our other priority is working closely with former participants to ensure they are able to remain securely housed and do not fall into homelessness again. Our bridges – our services – strengthen families and provide them with the stability, skills, knowledge, and community networks to become self-sufficient.

Bridges to Independence requests:

  • Water bottles
  • Packaged healthy kid snacks (no prepared or open food please)
  • Frozen packaged meals (such as Bagel Bites, Pizza Rolls, Hot Pockets, Waffles)
  • Packaged food and/or dry goods, especially: instant mac & cheese, microwavable ravioli or SpaghettiOs, Hamburger Helper/ Tuna Helper, rice, ramen, tuna fish, boxed cereal, meat (hamburger, chicken, hot dogs), syrup, instant pancakes, milk, eggs, vegetable oil, pasta sauces, sealed fruit, apple sauce, breakfast bars, butter, bacon, mayonnaise, bread, cheese, sandwich meat, grape and strawberry jam, sugar, juice
  • MetroCards (for families to still be able to get to work or to pick up the school meals);
  • Laptops or Tablets (used are ok -for the shelter so that students can virtually complete their school work)
  • Cleaning supplies: specifically, Lysol spray, sanitizers, and other non-toxic cleaning supplies; refills of hand soap; paper towels; toilet paper; mops, brooms, buckets
  • Clear large storage bins with lids
  • Microwave
  • Pillowcases -standard size
  • Baby pack and play

To donate, please visit their website for instructions information on drop-off/delivery. Please contact volunteer@bridges2.org or call 703-525-7177 x127 with additional questions. Please fill out this form and email it to volunteer@bridges2.org for a receipt.

 

Briya Public Charter School

Washington, DC

Briya’s mission is to strengthen families through culturally responsive two-generation education.

Briya requests grocery store gift cards in any denomination.

Individuals who would like to donate gift cards may mail them to Briya Public Charter School 2333 Ontario Road, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Questions or inquiries can be sent to Ashley Simpson Baird asimpsonbaird@briya.org or at 202-420-7200 (x1082).

 

Career Wardrobe

Philadelphia, PA

Career Wardrobe uses clothing to inspire change. Through resale and services, they assist people with the clothing they need to transition to independence, whether that be finding a job, reentering the community, or overcoming addiction, homelessness, or trauma.

Career Wardrobe’s clothing services are going online. Even though unemployment is at historic levels, people are still job searching and performing essential jobs. And they need access to clothing they may not have at home. Staff will be selecting clothing and sending it directly to clients in a Wardrobe Box. They are looking for items to add to the Wardrobe Boxes that make clients look and feel great:

  • Cloth face masks suitable for everyday social distancing (not medical PPE)
  • Toiletries (non-liquid gender neutral items like deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes. Sample sizes are great!)
  • Grocery and gas gift cards (i.e. Wawa)
  • Lint brushes, tide pens, and sewing kits so their clients can keep their new clothes looking great!
  • Shipping supplies: tissue paper to wrap and present the clothes in the boxes; medium boxes and large envelopes to mail clothing; packing tape – gloves for staff to use while packaging items
  • At this time, they are NOT accepting clothing donations as they do not have the capacity to accept large shipments or process clothing donations working remotely.

Career Wardrobe’s offices are currently closed, but they can take items by mail or with a pre-arranged drop off. Mailing Address: Career Wardrobe, 1822 Spring Garden St, Side 3, Philadelphia, PA 19130. They would appreciate advance notice of any large donations (2 boxes or more). Contact:  215-568-6693 or nick@careerwardrobe.org.

 

Center for Changing Lives

Chicago, IL

CCL is a financial opportunity center focused on providing financial, employment, and resource development coaching to the homeless and at risk of being homeless since 1989.

CCL requests laptops or Chromebooks for participants in their office careers training program. Devices should be able to run windows 10 and Microsoft 2019 or Microsoft 365 (if a Chromebook). Many of their members do not have computers at home to continue their certifications in Microsoft Office so we are trying to get machines to lend them.

To donate, please contact Tamara Fouche at Tamara@cclconnect.org.

 

Coalition of African Communities (AFRICOM)

Philadelphia, PA

The Coalition of African and Caribbean Communities’ (AFRICOM) mission is to advocate and organize to promote immigrant and refugee empowerment, a sense of belonging, and self-sufficiency. AFRICOM hosts a variety of programs that center on leadership, culture, education, and civic engagement.

AFRICOM requests grocery stores gift cards (ShopRite, Fresh Grocer, ALDI, Save-a-Lot) and hygiene products.

To donate, please contact AFRICOM by phone (215-816-8063) or by email (eedi@africom-philly.org).

 

College Bound

Washington, DC

College Bound, Inc. offers public and public charter school students in grades 8-12 academic enrichment and resources to prepare for and succeed in college. Founded in 1991, the organization offers tutoring, mentoring, ACT/SAT preparation, and academic and career guidance free-of-charge to assist students in the District of Columbia metropolitan area in meeting their post-secondary educational goals.

College Bound requests hardware for staff to work more effectively remotely – iPhones and laptops (PC/Mac).

To donate, please contact Kenneth Ward at kenneth@collegebound.org.

 

College Possible Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

College Possible Philadelphia is a college access and success nonprofit that helps students from low-income backgrounds in the Philadelphia region get to and through college.

College Possible Philadelphia requests grocery store gift cards for our students to help ease the burden of any financial hardships they may be experiencing at this time. Many of College Possible college students have lost their jobs and are struggling to afford basic needs, including paying for rent and utilities, food, transportation and/or out-of-pocket medical expenses. Additionally, they are continuing to learn that many of our students’ parents have been laid off as well, which further complicates and adds stress to students’ struggles in their household.

To donate gift cards, please contact Alison Foster, Development Director, at AFoster@collegepossible.org and include the subject line: Nonprofit Wish List.

 

College Tribe

Washington, DC

College Tribe’s mission is to cultivate character, scholarship and social competence of 3rd to 8th grade boys living in Washington DC.

College Tribe requests grocery store gift cards, cleaning products, toiletries, and non-perishable food items, new books for boys in grades 2 – 8.

If you are interested in supporting College Tribe, please reach email support@collegetribe.org.

 

DC SCORES

Washington, DC

DC SCORES builds neighborhood teams that help kids in need succeed on the playing field, in the classroom, and in life.

DC SCORES requests grocery store gift cards (Safeway, Giant, Walmart, Target, etc.); laptops or tablets, for kids to use for distance learning and to connect with their DC SCORES coaches and teams; wifi, including pre-paid hotspots; Uber / Lyft credits (to get to doctor’s appointments).

To donate, please contact Sean Hinkle at shinkle@dcscores.org who will put individuals in touch directly with one of the coaches who coordinates logistics with families in need.

 

Everyone Home DC

Washington, DC

Everyone Home DC supports the holistic needs of individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Housing is our starting point. Seeing people thrive is our finish line.

Everyone Home requests: N95 respirator masks, KN95 masks, surgical masks, & cloth masks; disposable gowns; face shields and plastic goggles; gloves (non-latex and vinyl); hand sanitizer disinfectant wipes; grocery gift cards to Giant and Safeway

Please email Kate at akalonu@everyonehomedc.org to coordinate. You can also view all of their in-kind needs on the website.

 

Expressive Path

Norristown, PA

Expressive Path is committed to enriching, educating, and inspiring at-risk adolescents by providing resources for them in the areas of theater, dance, music, humanities, and the visual arts. Expressive Path creates diverse opportunities in the arts for teens to explore their talents and to have positive outlets.

Expressive Path requests crayons, drawing paper, markers, paint brushes, canvas, paint, drum sticks, drum pads, cameras, bags and bins for supplies, and laptops.

To donate, dial 610-331-3516 and ask for Pamela. The office is closed so supplies would go to 75 Jefferson Avenue, Eagleville, PA 19403.

 

Family Service Association of Bucks County

Langhorne, PA

Since 1953, Family Service provides services that treat mental health issues, reduce substance use, prevent suicide, shelter the homeless, improve parenting skills, prepare children and teens for the future, protect older adults , and improve the quality of life for those who are HIV+.

Family Service requests the following for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter: face masks, disposable protective gowns, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, spray disinfectant cleaner, latex gloves, paper towels, shelf stable food, whole wheat bread, paper plates, paper napkins, plastic utensils, dish washing liquid, drawstring trash bags, toilet paper, hand soap, Clorox SOS pads, body soap, diapers, feminine hygiene products

To donate, call or email Marlene Piasecki at 215-757-6916, ext. 202; mpiasecki@fsabc.org. Items can also be delivered to Family Service during normal business hours, M-F, at 4 Cornerstone Drive, Langhorne, PA 19047.

 

Georgia E. Gregory Interdenominational School of Music (GEGISOM)

Philadelphia, PA

GEGISOM provides a safe, creative space where at risk inner city can experience cognitive, social and cultural development through music & performing arts.

GEGISOM requests 5 Chrome laptops for virtual lessons; Zoom Business Membership for two years ($19.99 month); My Music Staff enrollment for two years ($12.95 month plus $3.95 per teaching artist); 10 Shop Rite $50 gift cards for struggling teaching artist; and 10 Shop Rite $25 gift cards for families in need.

To donate, call 215-816-0432 for details or send to GEGISOM PO Box 20641 Philadelphia, PA 19138.

 

Girls Rock Philly

Philadelphia, PA

Girls Rock Philly is a youth-centered music organization dedicated to building an intergenerational community of girls, women, and trans and gender non-conforming people. Through the practice of fearless expression, artistic experimentation, and collaboration, they foster a joyful culture of creativity, critical thinking, and collective care in order to build a more safe and equitable world.

Girls Rock Philly requests isopropyl alcohol, cleaning wipes and sprays, gloves, grocery store and restaurant gift cards.

To donate, call Candice Johnson at 609-923-9002 to work out pickup or mail delivery.

 

Good Shepherd Housing

Alexandria, VA

Good Shepherd Housing reduces homelessness, increases community support and promotes self-sufficiency.

Good Shepherd Housing requests grocery gift cards.

Please mail gift cards to the main office: Good Shepherd Housing, 8305 Richmond Hwy, Ste 17B, Alexandria, VA 22309. The office manager will distribute the cards, as needed, to residents struggling through the health emergency.

 

Greater Washington Urban League

Washington, DC

The Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL or the League) is on a mission to increase the economic and political empowerment of historically excluded or disenfranchised communities of color. For 80 years, the League has stood on society’s frontlines as well as in the trenches serving as a safety net and facilitator of opportunity in Washington, DC and Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The League will provide careful assistance to our clients needing counseling, financial assistance and access to basic necessities. They would be very appreciative of donations of sanitizing wipes, boxes of blue or black ink pens, boxes of gloves, boxes of tissue, grocery gift cards $50, Staples gift cards $25, boxes of healthy snacks and toiletries.

Items can be mailed to our office at 2901 14th Street, NW, DC 2009. If you want to drop off product, require a receipt or need to speak with someone directly please email Finance@gwul.org.

 

Horizon House

Philadelphia, PA

Horizon House serves over 5,000 economically disadvantaged adults who suffer from mental illness, homelessness, behavioral health issues and intellectual disabilities. They are staff are essential workers currently traveling and working with participants.

Horizon House request 1,000 masks, but are willing to take whatever organizations or individuals are willing to offer. Their essential workers are out carrying out their duty to serve participants.

To donate, please drop off items to Jerry Skillings at 120 S. 30th Street, Philadelphia PA 19104.

 

Kid Power Inc.

Washington, DC

Kid Power inspires youth leadership by promoting academic advancement, physical and emotional wellness, and positive civic engagement in underserved communities throughout the District of Columbia.

Kid Power requests grocery gift cards and small laptops are our families largest needs right now.

To donate, please email andriana@kidpowerdc.org.

 

Lantern Theater Company

Philadelphia, PA

The mission of Lantern Theater Company is to produce plays that investigate and illuminate what is essential in the human spirit and the spirit of the times. We seek to be a vibrant, contributing member of our community, exposing audiences to great theater, inviting participation in dialogue and discussion, and engaging audience members about artistic and social issues.

The Lantern Theater Company requests stands to hold artists’ iPads/tablets/iPhones for a virtual play-reading series to greatly improve the quality of the readings (over Zoom). This keeps actors’ faces at eye-level to the audience over Zoom, which enhances the audience’s artistic experience.

Individuals can find these items online at Amazon or Staples (typically range from $15-$55). To donate, please email Stacy Dutton at sdutton@lanterntheater.org for the mailing address.

 

L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC

L’Arche GWDC provides housing and support services to adults with intellectual disabilities, and serves hundreds of people in the wider community, of many different backgrounds, by offering a place of belonging and growth.

L’Arche GWDC requests:  n95 respirators, surgical masks, cloth masks, gowns, gloves (non-latex and vinyl), hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol-based), disinfectant wipes (Clorox or similar), grocery gift cards, Uber and lyft rides so essential employees can travel safely to and from work.

Contact Sarah Moore at sarahmoore@larche-gwdc.org or 202-360-6868 to receive more details about how to drop off donations.

 

Liberian Association of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The Liberian Association of Pennsylvania (LAP) was established in 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to promote unity, create economic opportunities, and seek social justice for Liberians here in the State of Pennsylvania and back in Liberia.

LAP requests: grocery gift cards, cases of water, hand sanitizers, toilet paper, paper towels, alcohol, gift cards to purchase Ethnic African Foods for immigrant seniors, laptops, games, & puzzles for youth • Clorox/disinfecting wipes

To donate, email lapinc1978@gmail.com. Or contact Christopher Selekpoh at 267-253-3049, Josephine Dweh Kwaidah at 267-303-2755 or Karyokie Pecco Conway @ 484-702-2762 (Monday – Saturday; 10am – 5pm)

 

Living Classrooms Foundation

Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD

Living Classrooms disrupts the cycle of poverty and helps our community become safer, stronger, and healthier by meeting individuals where they are and building skills for life. Living Classrooms inspires children, youth, and adults to achieve their potential through hands-on education, workforce development, health and wellness, and violence prevention programming.

Living Classrooms requests items on their Amazon wish list.

Individuals can email Erin Myers at emyers@livingclassrooms.org with any questions or concerns.

 

Mary House

Washington, DC

Mary House provides housing and support services for immigrant and refugee families, children and seniors.

Mary House requests personal care products, laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper, and grocery gift cards.

To donate, email casademary@aol.com or call Sharon Neuman Murphy at 202-669-9406.

 

Multicultural Community Family Services, Inc.

Upper Darby, PA

The mission of the Multicultural Community Family Services (MCFS) is to empower individuals, children, youth and families to gain a greater capacity to succeed in their communities.

MCFS requests items to support the individuals, families and seniors they serve.

  • Health and Safety Wish List: Personal Protective Equipment gloves, masks, hand sanitizers and disinfectants for used by MCFS home care workers (HCW) who provide in-home care services to seniors in their homes.
  • Food Insecurity, personal care, prescription and cell phone payments Wish List:
    • Parboiled or White Rice uncooked rice, bottles/cases of water, depend briefs for seniors,
    • Can Goods (Kidney Beans, Lima Beans), Sugar, Honey, Tea Bags, Instant Coffee, Corn Bread Mix, Self-Rising Flour, Vegetable/Canola oil, Pasta (any type), pasta sauce
    • Toilet Paper & Paper Towel, Bath Soap, Hair Shampoo
    • Gift Cards to purchase Ethnic foods for African Immigrant Seniors (Sardines, Fufu, Gari, Plantain)
    • Walkers and Canes for Seniors, bedside commode
    • Gift cards for medications purchase and Cell phone payments

To donate, individuals can contact the organization through the following ways: (1) via MCFS website (www.mcfsorg.com) contact page; by email at: multicultural.community@mcfsorg.com; by contacting our office directly at 484-461-8660 on Mondays thru Fridays between 9am to 5pm; and (4) by calling 855-605-2273 after 5pm on weekdays and on weekends.

 

One House at a Time

Ambler, PA

OHAAT’s mission is to help families establish (or reestablish) self-sufficient lives by providing them with the necessities of a functional home environment. Their current focus is ending child bedlessness in Greater Philadelphia through the Beds for Kids program.

OHAAT requests new blankets, new sheet sets, new pillows, new books, new stuffed animals, new toothbrushes, new mattresses ,new mattresses encasements.

To donate, please send or deliver items to their warehouse address: Unit 5, 421 Pike Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006. Alternatively items can be purchased online on their Amazon or Walmart registries.

 

Pettaway Pursuit Foundation

Lansdowne, PA

Since 2001, the Pettaway Pursuit Foundation (PPF) has been a pal-for-parent organization who is focused on improving pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and NICU experiences.

Pettaway Pursuit Foundation requests items for COVID-19 Gift Basket for members: grocery gift cards, non-perishable can goods, diaper and wet wipes, cleaning products and toiletries.

To donate, contact Beige McNeal at BMcNeal@theppf.org to schedule a drop off time to our headquarters at 11 Owen Avenue Lansdowne, PA 19050.

 

Phoenixville Area Senior Center

Phoenixville, PA

The Phoenixville Area Senior Center exists to serve, support and enhance the lives of all senior citizens, 55 years of age and older by providing opportunities in the way of programs and activities designed to promote active, independent, healthy lifestyles.

The Phoenixville Area Senior Center requests an additional commercial refrigerator and freezer, approximate cost is $7500. They could use this ASAP.

To donate, please contact julie@phoenixvilleseniorcenter.org.

 

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach

Phoenixville, PA

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach helps single homeless and low-income women from crisis to independence by providing: housing with a structured program of stability; resources and support to break the cycle of dependence and poverty; a savings program to aid in becoming financially independent; skills training empowering self-sufficiency and independence; and guidance in securing sustainable employment.

Phoenixville Women’s Outreach requests: gas grill, tower fans (4), hammer, screwdriver set, level, pliers, postage stamps, Clorox wipes, saran wrap, rake, garden shovel, outdoor broom, outdoor extension cord, gift cards to Giant Grocery, Redner’s Grocery, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Staples, Target, postage stamps, and laptop (click here for model from Best Buy; Dell Inspiron 15.6″ 7000 2 in 1 Touch Screen Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB Memory, 512GB SSD +32GB , Optane Silver).

To donate, please email Lara Graham, Managing Director of Phoenixville Women’s Outreach, at lara@phxhouse.org.

 

The Platform of Hope

Washington, DC

The mission of the Platform of Hope is to amplify the ability of families to define and pursue family success with the support of a platform of coordinated resources, in a close-knit, community experience.

The Platform of Hope requests:

  • Laptops and chromebooks. The laptops and chromebooks will be provided in order to ensure children can keep up with distance learning and parents can remain connected with us and the resources that are now only available online for folks.
  • Gift cards to grocery stores or just visa gift cards. Gift cards will be given to families most in need for additional support. These items will go directly to the families that we are serving who are struggling right now. Many are immigrant families who are not eligible for unemployment benefits or the federal aid. They are without work and are deeply challenged to care for their families.

Please email Jude Estey, Vice President, at jestey@platformofhopedc.org to coordinate.

 

Potomac Riverkeeper Network

Washington, DC

Potomac Riverkeeper Network stops pollution to protects the Potomac watershed.

Potomac Riverkeeper Network requests hand sanitizer, gloves, and masks for volunteers; office supplies.

To donate, email Nancy Stoner at nancy@prknetwork.org to arrange details.

 

Precious Gems Supportive Services

Glenside, PA

Precious Gems Supportive Services (PGSS) provides in-home grief counseling for children, teens, and adults. The populations targeted are children, the elderly and ethnic minorities; however, all that request assistance receive services.

PGSS requests gifts cards (art/craft supply stores, Amazon, Costco) and musical instruments (hand held)

To donate, please call Dr. Rita Milburn-Dobson at 215-224-5655.

 

Providence Center

Philadelphia, PA

Committed to North Philadelphia’s Fairhill community since 1993, Providence Center offers education programming for children, youth, and adults. Their mission is to educate people to have the power and spirit to transform their lives and community.

Providence Center requests gift cards to grocery stores such as Walmart and ShopRite, and Visa gift cards who may have needs outside of food related necessities.

To donate, an email can be sent to info@providencephilly.org to arrange pick up or mailing.

 

Puentes de Salud

Philadelphia, PA

Puentes de Salud (Bridges of Health) promotes the health and wellness of Philadelphia’s rapidly growing Latinx immigrant population through high-quality health care, innovative educational programs, and community building.

Puetes de Salud requests shelf-stable food (particularly more culturally sensitive foods if possible); diapers; hygiene products (hand & body soap; shampoo; toothpaste; toilet paper); household cleaning products

To donate, please email Alexandra Wolkoff at alexandra.puentes.tutor@gmail.com.

 

Samaritan Inns, Inc.

Washington, DC

Samaritan Inns’ mission is to provide structured housing, treatment and recovery services in an environment of support and accountability. This gives homeless or at-risk men, women, and families who suffer from drug and alcohol addictions the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Samaritan Inns requests diapers of all sizes and diaper wipes.

To donate, please email Cecelia at cecilia@samaritaninns.org.

 

Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic

Philadelphia, PA

The Schuykill Center provides medical treatment and life-saving care to injured, orphaned, and ill native Pennsylvania wildlife with the goal of returning healthy animals to the wild.

The Center requests paper towel, dye- and scent-free laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, chlorine bleach, frozen berries, bird seed, garbage bags (L/XL), flannel baby receiving blanket, brooms, scrub brushes, and sponges.

Individuals wishing to donate items can email wildlife@schuylkillcenter.org.

 

Seabury Resources for Aging

Washington, DC

Seabury Resources for Aging’s mission is to provide personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity.

Seabury Resources for Aging requests meals, grocery gift cards, nonperishable food, games and activities for isolated older adults, essential paper products, personal protective equipment, and cleaning supplies.

To donate, please email info@seaburyresources.org.

 

SEEC

Silver Springs, MD

SEEC helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to direct their lives with dignity, choice, authority, and responsibility.

SEEC requests 1) PPE equipment such as surgical masks, isolation gowns, face shields, and latex-free gloves, 2) Thank you cards/notes for ALL our front line staff working at this time, 3) Snacks, treats, goodies to recognize ALL our front line staff, 4) Providing meals/food/beverages for ALL our front line staff supporting the people with disabilities in their homes.

To donate, please reach out to Steve Blanks at sblanks@seeconline.org to determine how best to deliver, mail, or get picked up the items being donated.

 

Share Our Spare

Chicago, IL

Share Our Spare’s mission is to ensure every child in Chicago has the essentials they need to thrive in the first five years of life. They do this by collecting new and gently used baby items from those with “extras” to spare and distributing them to families living in poverty through a sustainable network of volunteers, community stakeholders, and social service agencies.

Share Our Spare is currently accepting only new items for distribution to local families most in need. These items can be purchased through their Amazon baby registry (Click here for registry). Financial donations are also being accepted towards bulk diaper purchases for our families.

 

Sinai House

Washington, DC

Sinai House enables families to move from homelessness to independence by providing safe and affordable housing, comprehensive social services and financial support.

Sinai House requests: flushable wipes, Tide pods and laundry detergent, Lysol/Clorox wipes, Costco gift card, Walmart gift card, bar soap and body wash, Dove body wash, dish detergent, hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, Trader Joe’s gift card ,Giant gift card, diapers size 1 & 2, baby wipes.

To donate, please contact Sadija Smiley, Executive Director via email at sadija.smiley@sinaihouse.org, or by phone 202-986-4701 or cell 240-490-4799.

 

SOWN

Philadelphia, PA

The GrandFamily Resource Center, a program of SOWN, provides weekly, ongoing support and parenting education to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. These grandparents are the unsung heroes of our community, putting aside their needs in order to provide a loving and stable environment for their grandchildren.

SOWN requests gift cards to stores like Target and Walmart for clients can purchase food, clothing and other necessities. Supermarket gift cards are also appreciated.

To donate, please contact Arlene Segal at 215-487-3000 ext. 11 or asegal@sown.org. Gift cards can be mailed to SOWN, 4100 Main St., Suite 403, Philadelphia, PA 19127.

 

Stillborn And Infant Loss Support

Hyattsville, MD

Stillborn And Infant Loss Support (SAILS)’s mission is to ignite hope and healing in those affected by pregnancy or infant loss through a platform of counseling, mentorship, education and advocacy.

SAILS requests: diapers sizes newborn to size 3, baby wipes, sympathy cards, blank cards, heart charms, memorial/photo boxes estimated size W 11in D 9in H 4in, small stuffed animals, white votive candles, Book entitled: “Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby”- Deborah Davis, Inspirational hard or soft cover notebooks and journals with lines to write in.  SAILS also has an Amazon Wishlist.

Currently, they are accepting donations by appointment. Please reach out to Sadija A. Smiley, CEO by email sailsmaryland@gmail.com or by phone 410-941-9061.

 

Team Up Philly

Narberth, PA

Team Up Philly empowers girls in under-served Philadelphia neighborhoods to lead healthy, confident, and successful lives.

Team Up Philly is preparing packages to mail and/or deliver girls and families to include journals, academic materials, exercise and activity plans, and emergency groceries. PUZZLES, GAMES, GROCERY GIFT CARDS, TOILET PAPER, MENSTRUAL PRODUCTS would be greatly appreciated.

To donate these items, please contact info@teamupphilly.org to arrange where to mail or drop off contributions.

 

Thrive DC

Washington, DC

Thrive DC’s mission is to end and prevent homelessness.

Thrive DC requests grocery/big box store gift cards, hand sanitizer, masks, antiseptic cleaner and wipes, and gloves.

Individuals can send gift cards to Thrive DC- 1525 Newton Street NW Suite G-1. Other items can be shipped to the same address.

 

The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County MD, Inc.

Rockville, MD

The Tree House CAC of Montgomery County Maryland is dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing for child and adolescent victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect.

The Tree House CAC requests webcams (with microphones) to provide telehealth services, hand sanitizer, face masks for adults and children (including N95 if possible for adults only), disposable exam gowns, clorox wipes, disposable shoe covers (adult and children), and nitrile gloves size medium.

To donate, please contact Loretta St. John at Loretta.St.John@montgomerycountymd.gov.

 

Unity Health Care

Washington, DC

Unity Health Care promotes healthier communities through compassion and comprehensive health and human services, regardless of ability to pay.

Unity Health Care requests face masks, disposable gloves (non-latex), disposable gowns, and hand sanitizer. Items are also available on their website.

United Health Care requests in-kind donors complete this form. The drop-off or mailing address for items: ATTN: Kent Campbell, Minnesota Ave Health Center, 3924 Minnesota Ave NE, Washington DC 20019

 

Urban Tree Connection

Philadelphia, PA

The Urban Tree Connection (UTC) is a 501(c)(3) community-based organization, and our mission is to build a neighborhood rooted food and land system through community leadership development and land based strategies in West Philadelphia.

UTC requests grocery store gift cards, non-perishable healthy snacks, masks and cleaning products, and gloves.

To donate, contact Noelle Warford at 614-406-8334 or noelle@urbantreeconnection.org.

 

Variety – The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley

Worcester, PA

Variety enriches the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through programs that nurture independence and self-confidence.

Due to the loss of revenue, any donations of in-kind supplies helps Variety recover financially while providing needed items for program operations for the children they serve:

  1. Thermometers (for ear) to use with clients when programs reopen
  2. Cleaning supplies for 77-acre campus and 30+ buildings (Scrubbing Bubbles, bleach, Mr. Clean, brooms, sponges, mops, buckets, dish soap, handheld vacuum, vacuums, etc)
  3. Office supplies (copy paper, post its, pens, envelopes, blank folders, tape, scissors, paper clips, binder clips, file folders)
  4. Art supplies for children activities (construction paper, pipe cleaners, glue, safety scissors, tissue paper, paper plates, school glue, sparkles, washable paint, popsicle sticks, yarn, and ANY art supplies)
  5. Gardening supplies – clean planters, potting soil, mulch, pruning saw, perennial flowers, seeds for vegetables, rain barrels
  6. Facilities supplies – paint indoor and outdoor, paint brushes, paint roller (refills), paint trays, white ceiling paint, spackle, AA and AAA batteries, flashlights, plastic storage tubs with lids
  7. Kitchen Items – paper products (napkins, paper plates, plastic utensils), hand sanitizer
  8. VOLUNTEERS when social distancing is over – we lost hundreds of volunteer hours to prep our campus for the season – we can take large groups from businesses

For additional items, see Variety’s website. To donate, please contact Kristin.Podwojski@varietyphila.org to schedule the delivery or call her at 267-939-5637. Drop-offs can be made off hours with specific instructions.

 

The Women’s Collective

Washington, DC

TWC equips women, girls and their families by providing them with the skills and linkages to meet their self-defined needs, increase their access to career and support, and engage them so that they are best equipped to own their health outcomes, improve their quality of life, and protect their rights.

TWC requests food gift cards; hygiene items/gift cards; TWC food pantry for food insecurity; metro cards for transportation; and cleaning products such as clorox, lysol, Purell, etc.

 

Women’s Medical Fund

Philadelphia, PA

The Women’s Medical Fund ensures and expands access to abortion through direct service and community organizing. During the time of COVID- they are also distributing condoms, pregnancy tests, and emergency contraception to community members in need.

The Women’s Medical Fund requests emergency contraception, mid-stream pregnancy tests, and condoms (internal and external).

To donate, please email Email Elicia Gonzales at elicia@womensmedicalfund.org.