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At this time, we are unable to accept bedding or other “soft goods”, or in-person supply drop-offs at our Animal Care and Adoption Centers. However, you can still send much-needed animal supplies through Amazon shelter wish lists for Boston, Dedham, and Brewster. Give blood. The Red Cross is working hard to maintain a sufficient blood supply due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients including victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients suffering from cancer requiring lifesaving blood.Learn more about donation safety protocols >
Find a blood drive near you > The Amazon Wish List for our Center for Early Relationship Support® highlights our greatest needs around providing diapers, wipes, and other essentials to our clients. You can purchase items directly from our Wish List or send us an Amazon gift card to help us support our clients and their families.
Besides favors for specials, we are always looking for donations of new items that are popular and useful. to our participants.• Tissue boxes• Paper towels• Bottled water• Large print puzzle• Coffee or Teas• Stationery• Postage Stamps• Blankets• Warm Socks• Hats, Mittens, and/or gloves• Flashlight w/batteriesAs there are strict nutritional guidelines we must follow, not to mention all the federal/state food safety guidelines we have some strict limitations on food donations we can accept. If you have a question regarding a food donation that you think would be appropriate for us, please call or email us.
For financial and in-kind food donations, please contact Mike Lehner at (937) 223-7217 ext. 1142 or email [email protected] You may also make financial gifts online at www.cssmv.org.
- canned chicken
- rice (white or brown)
- beef stew
- baking mixes
RIO relies solely on private funding, every donation that is received ensures the future success of young mothers that are pursuing higher education. Basic baby essentials are always welcomed (diapers, wipes, clothing, & hygiene products) to access our wishlist you may visit Amazon.com or Target.com. We have had an increase in people wanting to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we appreciate each person who wants to be involved, we have decided not to take on new volunteers to limit the number of people in the building. We would be grateful for food and cash donations. Please drop donations off on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm. We are currently in need of:
- *New* Reusable Bags
- Dish Soap
- Hand Soap
- Toilet Paper
- Mac and Cheese
- Juice Boxes
- Pasta Sauce
Help out our partner agencies and non-profit community partners by providing home-made face masks!Our non-profit partners are on the front lines providing support to families and individuals in need. Many of these agencies don’t have protective equipment for employees and clients who need services. Help us create masks to send out to our community partners in need!Here are some how to's on making DIY face masks!No-Sew Bandana Masks InstructionsCut T-shirt InstructionsSewn Cloth Mask Instructions CSS’s Office for Persons with Disabilities is always looking for medical equipment in good usable shape. Wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, shower chairs, adaptive equipment, we will consider anything, as long as it is in usable condition. Many times we are loaning or giving this away in emergency situation. Please contact Matthew Dansereau if you think you have something we might need 508-997-7337. RAW Haiti purchases and collects supplies for our programs and ships them to Haiti several times a year. Physical supply donations are being contributed from the New England area, where RAW Haiti is headquartered. Boxes are shipped with requested supplies for the youth programs. Donations of supplies from our American communities are always needed! Materials can be shipped from Boston, New York, and Miami. RAW Haiti will focus on our continued efforts in Cite Soleil, Haiti. This year supplies are being shipped directly to the guest house in Haiti so that the RAW Haiti team could disseminate the materials as needed.
- Art supplies
- Books: Fiction and nonfiction for beginners up to age 18
- Cleaning supplies
- Computer Equipment: computers, printers, educational software
- Electronics: calculators
- Games: board games, flash cards, educational toys
- Kitchen supplies: appliances, utensils (especially disposable)
- Magazine subscriptions
- Monetary contributions
- Office supplies
- Outdoor equipment
- School supplies
- Sports Equipment
Too often children attend school without new backpacks and needed school supplies because of the simple fact their Parents cannot afford them. CSS is looking for donations of backpacks and school supplies, to provide these much needed items for children in our service region.
CSS is the leading provider of homelessness services in Southeastern, MA. We house hundreds of children in Supported and Transitional Housing, and shelters every night. A donation of school supplies goes a long way for these children succeed in school and normalize their lives. In addition many teachers pay for their students schools supplies out of their own pocket. Donations will help relieve some of these teachers from that burden.
YOU CAN HELP
If you would like to donate school supplies, very simply you can drop them off at our New Bedford Office. If that is not possible, or you have a large donation of supplies please give the New Bedford Office a call and we can see what can arranged.
Every little bit helps a child need.
Support City Year's work by providing needed school supplies for our students. Click our Target registry link to learn more. Residential Wishlist:
- Twin Sheets
- Bathroom Mats/Rugs
- Shower Curtains
- Pictures for Living Room walls
- Bathroom hand soap – (no hand sanitizer, may contain alcohol)
- First aid supplies – band aids, non latex gloves, ice packs
- Swiffer – for dusting
- Kitchen Items – dish towels, sponges, pot holders, paper towels, condiments, salt, pepper, spices
- Laundry Detergent, dryer sheets, fabric softener
- Dish Detergent
- Coffee Makers
- Pots and pans
- Serving Utensils
- Art Supplies
- Jump Ropes
- Legos – 3 sets
- Nintendo Switch
- Instant Camera with film – 3 sets
- Large Jenga
- Regular Jenga
- Skeleton Model
- Moon Sand
- Play Dough
- American Flag
- Play Kitchen Items
- Dress Up – for blue and yellow group
- Microscope – for green group
- 3D Printer