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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:

  • New bed pillows
  • Twin blankets and comforters
  • Twin sheets
  • Mattress pads, twin and full
  • Men’s and women’s boots
  • Men’s socks
  • Older kids’ clothes, sizes 10-16, boys & girls
  • Silverware
  • Pots & pans

Kitchen Items:

  • Tall kitchen trash cans
  • Cooking pots & pans
  • Teapots
  • Can openers
  • Paper napkins
  • Sets of dishes
  • Silverware
  • Cooking utensils

Bathroom Items:

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

 

Cleaning Items:

  • Sturdy plastic buckets
  • Brooms and dustpans
  • Sponges
  • Scrub brushes
  • Toilet bowl brushes
  • Non-toxic household cleaner

Clothing Items:

  • Baby/toddler outdoor jackets, snowsuits
  • Mittens for ages 0-5, boys & girls
  • Socks, all sizes
  • Boots & shoes, all sizes
  • New underwear, ages 3 & up
  • Pajamas, ages 8 & up
  • Women’s & men’s boots, new or in very good condition
  • Women’s new warm gloves

Miscellaneous:

  • Children’s toys, games in very good condition, all ages
  • Pads of drawing paper for children
  • School backpacks, middle & high school

NOT NEEDED NOW:

  • Adult clothing (except what is listed)
  • Books
  • Furniture
  • Children’s winter hats