Needs List

On Going Needs

Donate items from our ongoing needs list below and help us provide much needed items to our clients. Items listed in bold indicate the most need!

Client Pantry

  • Boxed Cereal
  • Boxed Pasta, Rice & Potatoes
  • Can Broth
  • Can Chicken, Beef & Tuna
  • Can Soups
  • Can Veggies & Beans
  • Capri Sun
  • Fruit Cups
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Jello & Pudding Cups
  • Mac n’ Cheese
  • Multipack Snack Foods
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Spaghetti Sauce (Can/Jar)
  • Taco Kits
  • Baby Food & Cereal
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby Wipes
  • Deodorant Diapers (Sizes 1-4)
  • Feminine Pads & Tampons
  • Razors
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Shaving Cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

Program & Client Support

  • #2 Pencils
  • Ball Point Ink Pens
  • Colored Pencils
  • Construction Paper
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Facial Tissue
  • Gift Cards (i.e. Walmart, Publix)
  • Gas Station Gift Cards
  • Glue Sticks/ Liquid Glue
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Thumb Drives
  • Washable Markers

We also accept used cell phones on behalf of our clients.

Facilities & Maintenance

  • 13g Trash Bags (drawstring)
  • 39g Trash Bags
  • Bath Towels
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Dishwasher Liquid
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Gift Cards (i.e. Lowe’s, Ace)
  • New Pillows
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Toilet Paper
  • Twin Size Bedding

Furniture & Large Items

Due to limited storage, larger donations cannot be received at our Outreach office location. Furniture, household appliances and similar large household items are accepted on an as needed basis. Please call our Outreach office at (352) 377-5690 to coordinate your furniture or large item donation. You can also donate your furniture to one of our thrift store partners listed below.

Clothing Donations

We accept new and gently used clothing every Monday at our Outreach Center located at 2100 NW 53rd Avenue in Gainesville. Please make sure your donation is free of odors, including cigarette smoke. Due to the overwhelming generosity of the community, we ask that you limit your donation to two (2) bags.Please consider donating to our community thrift store partners so we may keep this vital client resource. Be sure to tell them Peaceful Paths sent you!

Alachua County Humane Society Thrift Store
4205 NW 6th Street
Gainesville FL
Phone 352.373.9522

Community Chest of Alachua
Alachua, FL
Phone 352.443.2160

A Rai of Sunshine Thrift Store
125 NW 23rd Avenue, Unit 5
Gainesville FL
Phone 352.246.4944

Furniture Donations

Due to limited storage we cannot accept furniture and large donation items on a regular basis. If you have furniture you would like to donate to Peaceful Paths, please call to see if we can use it. Often times, we can give your donation to a client moving out of shelter. However, we need to make arrangements to store the items.

Donation Drop-off Information

We currently accept pantry donations each Weekday from 9:30am to 4:30pm at our Outreach Office located at 2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A. Due to an overwhelming response to our call for help, we will not be able to accept furniture or clothing Tuesday through Friday. Please make plans to drop off your clothing donation on Monday’s. If you have questions about our drop off times please call 352-377-5690 and speak with Anna or Amy.

We ask that you please not leave donations outside our office door. For information on clothing and furniture donations please call 352-377-5690.

Updated 2/18/2018