In-Kind Donations

Our residents sometimes arrive at Wilson Commencement Park with little more than the clothing on their backs. Consequently, they are in need of personal care items, new or gently worn clothing (for adults, children, and especially teens), furniture, small appliances and other household items on an ongoing basis.

At holiday time, we also welcome gifts of perishable food and treats for our families and especially new toys (without holiday wrapping).

Like any charitable contribution, your donation will be acknowledged for tax purposes. We thank you for helping our families and children make Wilson Commencement Park a comfortable and nurturing environment during their stay here. Please call 263-7930 to schedule a donation drop-off.

Children & Educational Needs:

  • Art and craft supplies
  • School supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Bicycles of all sizes
  • Baby shampoo and powder
  • Diapers & pull-ups
  • Sheets for cribs, cots & mats
  • Car seats (as long as they meet current NHTSA regulations)
  • Clothing (new or gently worn, especially for teens)
  • Children’s books
  • Subscriptions (National Geographic Kids, Zoobooks, Highlights)
  • New toys of any kind
  • Outdoor recreational items (balls, games)

Household & Personal Needs:

  • Furniture including lamps, dining sets, bed and living room items
  • Personal care & feminine products
  • Bedroom linens
  • Gift certificates: Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Grocery coupons
  • Household appliances
  • Housekeeping items (cleaning supplies)
  • Kitchenware items
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Computers

Office supplies (new or gently used):

  • RTA bus tokens or passes
  • Tickets to children’s & 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
  • Ripped or unclean clothing, including shoes
  • Used undergarments
  • 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)

Translation into Spanish of our website is available. Contact Wilson Commencement Park at (585) 263-7930 for assistance.

Nuestro sitio web está disponible en español. Para obtener asistencia, póngase en contacto con Wilson Commencement Park al (585) 263-7930.