The Children’s Crisis Center relies upon the generous contributions from our community.  You can help by donating in-kind gifts and services, including supplies we commonly use at our shelters.

Below is a list we have compiled of commonly used items.

* We apologize but State Regulations will not allow us to accept donations of:  baby powder, bar soap, sponges, baby exercise saucers, used stuffed animals, mattresses (twin, queen, king), car seats without straps and fasteners, highchairs without straps or fasteners, adult clothing, walkers, strollers and home baked goods (food).

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Food Items

Meat and Fish Products

  • Canned meats (tuna and chicken)
  • Lunch meats (all types)
  • Chicken (whole, cut-up)
  • Fish sticks
  • Ground meat (all; hamburger and turkey)
  • Hot dogs

Dairy Products

  • Butter/Margarine
  • Cheese (American, jack and cheddar)
  • Eggs
  • Milk (2% and whole)

Fruit

  • Juices (100% juice)
  • Dried fruit (all)
  • Canned fruit (all)
  • Frozen fruit (all)
  • Fresh fruit (all)
  • Jams & Jellies

Bread Products

  • Crackers (Ritz and Saltines)
  • Sandwich Bread
  • Tortillas (flour and corn)

Vegetables, Soups & Beans

  • Fresh vegetables (all)
  • Frozen vegetables (all)
  • Canned vegetables (all)
  • Soups (all)
  • Chili Beans

Dry Goods

  • Bisquick (or pancake mix)
  • Beef & Chicken Bouillon
  • Dry pasta (all)
  • Spices & seasoning
  • Soup Mixes

Household Supplies

Toiletries

  • Hand liquid soap
  • Paper toilet seat covers
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

Cleaning Supplies

  • 40 gallon garbage bags
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Tilex
  • Bleach
  • Hexol & Pinesol
  • Windex
  • Clorox Anywhere Spray

Kitchen Supplies

  • Plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil
  • Freezer & sandwich bags
  • Paper towels / napkins
  • Plastic spoons & forks

Medical Supplies

  • Lice shampoo (Nix/Rid)
  • Orajel
  • Bactine
  • Band-aids
  • Polysporin
  • Latex Gloves
  • Children’s Chewable Tylenol
  • Kleenex

Misc Indoor/Outdoor Items

  • Kitchen Booster Seats
  • Wagons
  • Knee & elbow safety pads(all sizes)
  • Bike Helmets

Office/Misc Supplies

  • Laptop (Preferred Brands: Toshiba, Samsung or Asus.  OS: Windows 7 or higher.  RAM: 8GB or higher. PCU: AMD A8 or Intel Core i5)
  • Computers
  • Color printers
  • Postage stamps
  • File folder labels
  • Spread fasteners
  • Masking/Scotch Tape
  • White out tape
  • Copy paper (all colors)
  • Batteries (all sizes)

Infant Supplies and Clothing Needs

Infant Food / Supplies

  • Advent baby bottles (all sizes)
  • Baby formula (all)
  • Baby wipes
  • Crackers
  • Cereal (all stages) – rice, oatmeal, mixed grain
  • Fruits (all stages) – pears, applesauce, bananas
  • Vegetables (all stages) – peas, carrots, sweet potato
  • Meats (all stages) – chicken, beef, turkey

Children’s Clothing

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Warm clothing

Craft Supplies and Toys

Supplies for Children’s Activities

  • Tongs for children’s use
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Color paddles
  • Hula hoops
  • Balls
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Scissors
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Diversity CD’s
  • Diversity books
  • Colored masking tape
  • Brass brads
  • Yarn (all colors)
  • Glue Sticks
  • Construction Paper
  • Activity Books
  • Paint (assorted colors)
  • Vinyl bean bags
  • Sponge Paint Tools
  • Portable CD players (need 4)
  • Lacing Card Sets
  • Small Rulers
  • Rain Gauges (need 5)
  • Play Doh with Accessories

Toddler Toys (1-3 years)

  • Vinyl Blocks
  • Push Toys
  • Plastic Play Food Sets
  • Edushape Baby Connect toys
  • Fine Motor Activity Toys
  • Textured Balls
  • Doll Strollers

Pre-school Toys (3-5 years)

  • Musical Instruments
  • Action Figures
  • Occupational Outfits (Vinyl)
  • Science & Nature Toys
  • Math & Reading Toys
  • Toys Workbench (need 5)
  • Play Tool Sets
  • Gear Toys
  • Magnetic Wands/Activity Boards
  • Sand Table with Toys
  • Toy Cash Register
  • Toy Phones
  • Play Dishes
  • Occupational Hats/Accessories

Culturally Diverse Supplies

  • Dramatic Play Costumes (Vinyl)
  • Culturally Diverse Dolls
  • Plastic Ethnic Food
  • Bilingual Books (story & educational)
  • Books depicting/explaining disabilities
  • Science Book (Insects, Animals, Planets)