Needs List

And Donation Procedures


POSTED 8/5/20


We can still use your help to fill our basic needs and special requests!

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Support our client pantry and Covid related needs

Note from our Director, Dr. Theresa Beachy:


Thank you for your generosity! 

For safety and space reasons, we cannot accommodate ongoing general donations at our Outreach Center at this time. Effective immediately, Peaceful Paths is suspending all general donations to the agency.  We consider a general donation items such as clothing, furniture, home items, etc.


We will continue to accept donations of cash, food and hygiene products, cleaning supplies, PPE (masks), and wish list items shipped directly to us or dropped off at our front door.  New items from the needs list can be accepted at the front door only by calling ahead.  Please contact us at 352-377-5690 with any questions. 

We have client pantries located at each of our offices. Donating items from our 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 need. Client Pantry and Hygiene items are made available to clients while Program Support and Facilities items are used by staff in our programs.  

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.

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

  • Sunscreen

  • 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

  • Gas Station Gift Cards

  • 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, Publix)

  • Used Cell phones with chargers

  • Earbuds for Back to School



  • 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

  • Disinfectant Spray and Wipes

  • Ziplock Bags: Quart and Gallon size

  • Spray bottles


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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.   We do not have a POP UP planned for several months until we bounce back from COVID and because we do not have a surplus of donations at this time.

Power of the Purse Luncheon: 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!  

Outreach Center & Administrative Offices

2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A

Gainesville, FL 32653

call 352.377.5690

helpline 352.377.8255

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