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Needs List

And Donation Procedures


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Support our Client Pantry & Programs

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 Monday-Friday, between 9:30-4:30PM, at our Outreach Office at 2100 NW 53rd Ave. Suite A, Gainesville, Florida.

  • Please call us at (352) 377-5690 before coming in with donations, so that we know what you're donating and if we will have the space to take in items.

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

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

  • Please limit donation to no more than two 13-gallon bags or two medium boxes.

  • Furniture donations are accepted on an "as needed" basis, please call in advance.

Basic Needs Donations are accepted at our Outreach Center weekdays (Monday-Friday), 9:30am to 4:30pm. Please call (352) 377-5690 for donations.


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. "Client Pantry & Hygiene: items are made available to clients while "Program Support & Facilities" items are used by staff in our programs.  

Did you know you can also conveniently donate from our Amazon Wish list?

Donated items can then be shipped directly to our address for fast, easy donating! 

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

Questions? Please call 352-377-5690 and ask for one of our front desk advocates.

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  Client Pantry & Hygiene  

  • Boxed Cereal

  • Boxed Pasta + Rice

  • Boxed Meals 

    • Ex. Hamburger Helper

  • Canned Broth

  • Canned Meats

  • Canned Soups

  • Canned Veggies & Beans

  • Fruit Juice Packs

  • Fruit Cups

  • Multipack Snack Foods

  • Snack Cups

    • Ex. Jello Pudding​ Cup

  • Diapers (Sizes 1-6)

  • Children's Underwear (NEW)

  • Feminine Products

    • Pads, tampons, cups, liners, etc.

  • Full-Sized Shampoo

  • Full-Sized Conditioner

  • Shaving Cream + razors

  • Cold Medicine

  • Disposable Face Masks

  • Washable Face Masks

  • Baby Shampoo

  • Baby Soap

  • Baby wipes

  • Peanut Butter 

  • Jelly or Jam

  • Ramen Noodles

  • Canned Spaghetti Sauce

  • Taco Kits

  • Baby Food 

  • Baby Formula

  • Baby Wipes

  • Ladies Undergarments (NEW)

  • Deodorant 

  • Body Wash

  • Toothbrush (Adult + Child)

  • Toothpaste (Adult + Child)

 Program Support 

  • Glue Sticks/ Liquid Glue

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Thumb Drives

  • Washable Markers

  • Large Plastic Bins 

  • Umbrellas

  • #2 Pencils

  • Ball Point Pens

  • Colored Pencils

  • Construction Paper

  • Dry Erase Markers

  • Facial Tissue

  • Used Cellphones

  • Cellphone chargers 

  • Earbuds

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

  • 13 GAL Trash Bags 

  • 39 GAL Trash Bags

  • Bath Towels

  • Dishwasher Detergent

  • Liquid Dish Soap

  • Glass Cleaner

  • Multi Purpose Cleaner 

  • Sponges

  • Gift Cards (i.e. Lowe’s, Ace)

  • Standard-Sized Pillows (NEW)

  • Paper Towels

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner

  • Toilet Paper

  • Twin-Sized Bedding

  • Disinfectant Spray and Wipes

  • Ziplock Bags Quart + Gallon

  • Spray Bottles

  • Paper Plates

  • Bleach

  • Laundry Detergent

  • Fabric Softener

  • Garbage Cans

    • (bathroom and kitchen sizes)


Fundraising Donations:

On occasion, we have events that are supported greatly by donations from the community. All net proceeds from these campaigns benefit victims of domestic violence. To learn more about these types of donations, you can call our front desk at (352) 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 looking for donations of new or gently-used designer purses!  Contact us if you'd like to donate at

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