Donate Items/Drives

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Donate Items

The Action Center distributes free food, clothing, hygiene items and more to hundreds of households each day. Generous community donations of new and gently used items make these programs possible. If you have not worn that coat in 5 years, your pantry is overflowing, or you found the best deal on laundry detergent, The Action Center is happy to put these donations to good use!

 

For more information regarding our location and hours, click the following link: http://action-center.staging.fortyapp.com/contact-us/

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Currently Accepting:

Would you pass your donated item on to a friend? If not, the item may not make a good donation.

Most Needed:
Cereal
Hearty Soups
Rice
Peanut Butter
Canned tuna, chicken or sausage

Types:
All grocery type foods including nonperishable, fresh, frozen, refrigerated as well as fruits and vegetables

Condition:
Unopened,
Not expired, commercially packaged
Standard grocery sizes.
NO Bulk Sizes, please
Most Needed:
Toilet Paper
Shampoo
Soap
Deodorant
Toothpaste

Types:
All travel and full size personal hygiene and cleaning products

Condition:
Unopened,
Not expired, commercially packaged
Most Needed:
Men’s casual shirts and t-shirts
Men’s Jeans
NEW Underwear
Athletic Shoes

Types: In Season Clothing -including shoes and accessories for infant – adult

Condition:
Washed
No stains, rips, or tears
Only Accepting:
Blankets
Towels
Sheets
Sleeping bags
Luggage
Duffle Bags
Wheeled Carts
Reusable Shopping Bags
Can openers – New

Condition:
Washed
No stains, rips, or tears
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Organize a Donation Drive

Challenge your friends, family, and neighbors to help their community by hosting a donation drive.  Get creative or make it a competition!  The options are endless.

  • Have the kids build castles of donated toilet paper packages for a great photo op.
  • Challenge departments, classrooms, or teams to win a prize for the largest donation.
  • Sign-up today and a member of our team will reach out to you with a list of our most need items!
Organize a donation drive 
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Amazon Wishlist

Daily we receive so many great donations, but there are some items we rarely receive.

 

Thankfully we’ve assembled a list of some of our most needed items on our Amazon Wishlist.

 

You can save time, shop online, and support the Action Center! Remember to shop using Amazon Smile, so a portion of the proceeds from your purchased donation will come back to the Action Center.

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Items We Cannot Accept

While we don’t like saying “no thank you” to any donation, there are many items we simply cannot store and easily distribute to our participants. 

 

Unfortunately, there is a high cost related to disposing of items that we cannot use or distribute.

 

Additionally, the Action Center does not have the cleaning facilities to wash clothing or other items, nor do we know what kind of facilities our participants may have to clean and sanitize what they receive. 

 

Donating “hanger ready,” not expired, and good condition items make certain our participants are treated with dignity and respect and receive high quality items. 

Furniture
Appliances
Kitchen Goods
Hardline Household Items
Books and Other Media
Used Toys
Electronics
Baby Gear
Strollers
Car Seats
Cribs/Bassinets/Pack & Plays
Walkers/Swings/Bouncers
Fitness Equipment
Adult Diapers
Medical Supplies
Paint
Opened Cleaning Products
Blinds/Doors/Carpet Remnants