Start a Collection

You can play a part in helping us to collect essential items to provide comfort for those we serve.

Energetic and dedicated community members are needed to collect new items like hygiene products, overnight bags, bedding, towels, and pajamas. These items are critical means of support as our children and families work towards happy, healthier and more independent lives. 

Collections are great for companies looking for a volunteer project, students seeking service hours and for churches, community groups, and individuals looking for a way to give back. 

For more information on how to start a collection, contact us at 856.964.1990 x110.

Please note, unfortunately there are some items we are unable to accept, including: 1) used furniture/appliances/clothing/toys/bedding/luggage items; 2) opened personal care items; 3) food items; 4) holiday specific or religious items and books; 5) outdated electronic equipment.

Youth Luggage Collection

Your support in coordinating a youth luggage collection will help the teens and young adults living in our supportive housing programs with a sensible means of transporting their personal belongings as they transition back to their families or to another caring home. Many times, these young individuals are coming to us with just the clothes on their backs. While in our care, we provide them with life's essentials, a safe place to live, a warm bed, clothing, and new sheets and towels so they can focus on healing and growing.

Our youth luggage collection seeks:

  • New overnight or duffle bags
  • New carry on size luggage
  • Monetary donations to purchase overnight bags or carry on size luggage

 

Essential Items

We provide services to hundreds of teens, mothers, and children in our supportive housing programs each year. We welcome them to our programs with the essential items needed to feel at home and ready to start their journey towards self-sufficiency and healing. You can play a role in helping us make families feel welcome when they come to our safe homes. Help us collect essential items:

Hygiene Items 

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash 
  • Bar soap 
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes 
  • Floss 
  • Deodorant 
  • Combs 
  • Feminine Products 

Household Items 

  • Twin or full sheets 
  • Comforters 
  • Pillows
  • Bath towels and wash cloths 
  • Throw blankets 
  • Inspirational wall art
  • Utensils
  • Baking sheets
  • Mixing bowls
  • Non-breakable & dishwasher safe dishes 
  • Pots and pans 
Books

Your involvement in coordinating a book donation collection will help us to build at home libraries for the children in our programs. We can also make use of book donations to build reading libraries across our early education programs. Join us in this effort. Donate books for babies, toddlers, and preschool age children.

 

Pajamas

We need your help to provide pajamas to children in need. Get involved by leading a pajama collection in your neighborhood or place of work. Donations of new pajamas for boys and girls of all ages (size newborn to adult) are needed.