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Other Ways to Help

Happy New Year! And thank you for opening this page to see how you can help.

Here’s how we work: We are responsible for outfitting a household for each new family according to Federal guidelines. We have only enough storage space to keep these mandated items, unlike some pantries or thrift shops, where shoppers can browse and choose. We really need your help in managing the flow of only what we need, which may not match up with everything you would like to give. We ask for your understanding.

Below are lists of what we need at this time. PLEASE GIVE ONLY WHAT IS ASKED FOR and please be sure items are clean and in very, very good condition. New items are greatly appreciated.

PLEASE CALL BEFORE YOU DROP OFF ANYTHING, as our needs often change: 207-523-2723.

Thank you! You make an enormous difference in welcoming people who have had to leave everything familiar.

PRIORITY ITEMS:

  • Kids’ clothes, sizes 5T-16, boys & girls
  • Kids’ snow pants, all sizes
  • New bed pillows
  • Twin and full blankets and comforters
  • Twin sheets
  • Mattress pads, twin and full
  • Men’s and women’s boots
  • Men’s socks
  • Silverware
  • Pots & pans

Kitchen Items:

  • Tall kitchen trash cans
  • Cooking pots & pans
  • Can openers
  • Paper napkins
  • Silverware
  • Cooking utensils

Bathroom Items:

  • Laundry detergent
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Thermometers for body temp.
  • Shower curtain rings
  • New shower curtains
  • Bath mats
  • Bar soap

 

 

Cleaning Items:

  • Plastic buckets
  • Brooms and dustpans
  • Scrub brushes
  • Toilet bowl brushes
  • Non-toxic household cleaner

Clothing Items:

  • Baby/toddler outdoor jackets, snowsuits
  • Mittens for ages 0-5
  • Socks, all sizes
  • Boots & shoes, all sizes
  • New underwear, ages 3 & up
  • Disposable diapers
  • Children’s pajamas, ages 5+

Miscellaneous:

  • Children’s toys in very good condition, ages 6+
  • Pads of drawing paper for children
  • School backpacks, middle & high school
  • High school calculators
  • Spiral notebooks or composition books
  • Colored markers
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers

NOT NEEDED NOW:

  • Adult coats or clothes
  • Books
  • Furniture
  • Children’s winter hats