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Needs List

And Donation Procedures


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Support our client pantry and Covid related needs

Note from our Director, Dr. Theresa Beachy:


Thank you for your generosity! Please see our donation guidelines below before dropping off at our Outreach Center.  If you have any questions, please call ahead at 352.377.5690 and speak to one of our front desk advocates.

General Donations: Clothing Donations, HouseHold Items, and Furniture 

  • General donations are accepted Tuesdays - Fridays between 9:30-4:30 pm by appointment only at our Outreach Office at 2100 NW 53rd Ave Suite A Gainesville. Please call us at 352.377.5690 to schedule a general donation appointment.

  • General donation drop off requires a reservation so please call us at 352.377.5690 so that we know what you are donating is something we have a need and the space to accept.

  • New or very gently used CLEAN seasonal adult clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses and accessories.

  • New or very gently used CLEAN infant, child, and teen clothing, shoes, accessories.

  • Please limit donation to no more than two household trash cans (13 gallon) bags, or two medium boxes.

  • Furniture donations are accepted on an "as needed" basis.

Basic Needs Donations are accepted at our Outreach Center weekdays (Monday-Friday), 9:30am to 4:30pm.  Basic Needs are anything on the purple lists below.

We have client pantries located at each of our offices. Donating items from our Basic Needs List will provide immediate support for our clients. Our needs list is made up of items we use most, with items in bold indicating the most needed. Client Pantry and Hygiene items are made available to clients while Program Support and Facilities items are used by staff in our programs.  

You can also easily donate from our Amazon Wish list and have the items delivered right to our door! 

We are happy to provide a receipt for all donations received.

Questions?  Please contact 352-377-5690 and ask speak to one of our front desk advocates.

Client Pantry & Hygiene 

  • Boxed Cereal

  • Boxed Pasta, Rice & Potatoes

  • Can Broth

  • Can Chicken, Beef & Tuna

  • Can Soups

  • Can Veggies & Beans

  • Capri Sun

  • Fruit Cups

  • Hamburger Helper

  • Boxes of Pasta

  • Deodorant

  • Diapers (Sizes 1-4)

  • Children's Underwear

  • Feminine Pads & Tampons

  • Razors

  • Full Sized Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Body Wash

  • Shaving Cream

  • Cold Medicine

  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste

  • Disposable and Washable Face Masks

  • Mac n' Cheese

  • Jello & Pudding Cups

  • Multipack Snack Foods

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly

  • Ramen Noodles

  • Spaghetti Sauce (Can/Jar)

  • Taco Kits

  • Baby Food & Cereal

  • Baby Formula

  • Baby Wipes

  • Ladies Undergarments

Program Support

  • Glue Sticks/ Liquid Glue

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Thumb Drives

  • Washable Markers

  • Large Plastic Storage Boxes

  • Umbrellas


  • #2 Pencils

  • Ball Point Ink Pens

  • Colored Pencils

  • Construction Paper

  • Dry Erase Markers

  • Facial Tissue

  • Gift Cards (i.e. Walmart, Amazon, Gas, Publix)

  • Used Cell phones with chargers

  • Earbuds for Back to School



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  • 13g Trash Bags (drawstring)

  • 39g Trash Bags

  • Bath Towels

  • Clorox Wipes

  • Dishwasher Liquid

  • Glass Cleaner

  • Multi Purpose Cleaner (spray or bottle)

  • Sponges

  • Gift Cards (i.e. Lowe’s, Ace)

  • New Standard Sized Pillows

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • Toilet Paper

  • Twin Size Bedding

  • Disinfectant Spray and Wipes

  • Ziplock Bags: Quart and Gallon size

  • Spray bottles

  • Paper Plates

  • Bleach

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Fabric Softener

  • Garbage cans (bath-

         room and kitchen size)


Fundraising Donations:

On occassion, we have events that are supported greatly by donations from the community. 100% of net proceeds from these campaigns goes to benefit victims of domestic violence. To learn more about these types of donations, you can call our front desk at 377.5690 or email our Development Director at

Pop Up Thrift Store: Our Pop Up Thrift Store (Pre-Covid), is held 3-4 times per year and we sell surplus new and gently used donations after all client needs have been served. Great POP Up donations are items such as home decor, sporting goods, children's items, automotive, craft supplies, small furniture, holiday decor, etc. We don't sell clothing at POP UP unless new.   

Power of the Purse Brunch: This event is held once a year to support our Economic Empowerment Program. One of the key components of this fundraiser is a high-end silent purse auction.  We are always on the look out for donations of new or slightly used designer purses!  Contact us if you have a purse you'd like to donate!

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