In-Kind Donations

Our residents often arrive with little more than the clothing on their backs. Many are in need of personal care items, furniture, small appliances, strollers and other household items on an ongoing basis. During the holidays, we also welcome gifts of perishable food and new toys without holiday wrapping.

Since we don’t have the capacity to clean and organize used clothing and other household items, we ask that donations be new or almost new, and limited to those listed below. Please call 263-7953 to schedule a drop-off.

Like any charitable contribution, your donation will be acknowledged for tax purposes. We thank you for helping our residents make Wilson Commencement Park a comfortable and nurturing environment during their stay here.

Children’s Needs

  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • Baby shampoo and powder
  • Backpacks and other school supplies
  • Bedding supplies (sheets for cribs, cots, mats)
  • Bicycles of all sizes
  • Books
  • Car seats, as long as they meet current NHTSA regulations
  • Diapers and pull-ups
  • Outdoor recreation items (balls, games)
  • Strollers
  • Toys

Household and Personal Care

  • Computers, printers and other hardware
  • Furniture, including lamps, dining sets, bedroom and living room items
  • Gift certificates for Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, grocery stores, etc.
  • Household appliances
  • Housekeeping items, especially cleaning supplies
  • Kitchenware items
  • Linens
  • Nonperishable foods
  • Personal care and feminine products

Office Supplies

  • RTA bus tokens or passes
  • Tickets to children’s and adult activities
  • Holiday decorations
  • Outside flower and landscape planters

Donation Items We Cannot Accept

Due to limited storage and potential health risks, we are unable to accept any of the following:

  • Opened or used toiletries and personal care items
  • Used clothing, including shoes
  • Crutches, wheelchairs, walkers
  • Used shower curtains
  • Used pillows and mattresses
  • Used stuffed animals
  • Cassette and VHS tapes
  • Unsafe cribs (per regulations)
  • Telephones (including cell phones)
  • Perishable food items (except by special arrangement during designated holiday times)