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You can make a big difference to a fellow Seacoast neighbor by donating even a “small” item on our Wish List, which you can see below. From gift cards to diapers, any in-kind donation you are able to give goes to a community member in need. Thank you in advance on behalf of our clients.

Making the Donation

To donate items, please bring them to the Family Center window in Families First’s lobby during regular business hours.

Our storage space is very limited, so we generally cannot accept items (such as clothing) that are not on this list. If you would like to donate an item that is not on this list, please contact us first to make sure we are able to use and store it. If you have clothing to donate, please consider contacting The Fabulous FindOperation Blessing, Salvation Army, or Goodwill.

Contact: James Carroll (603) 422-8208 x126

Wish List

Fall/Winter Needs for People Experiencing Homelessness

  • Socks – tall, cotton, thick (L/XL)
  • Boots
  • Hand & foot warmers (chemical/air-activated)
  • Coats (preferably waterproof/warm) (L/XL)
  • Thermal tops and bottoms (L/XL)
  • Rain ponchos
  • Blankets (easy to carry/light)
  • Warm hats, scarves, gloves and mittens (L/XL)
  • Backpacks/rolling duffel bags
  • Sleeping bags (waterproof, new or gently used)
  • Waterproof mats (for camping)
  • Small tents – (new or gently used, in working condition)
  • Headlamps & lanterns (battery operated)
  • Batteries (variety of sizes – AAA, AA, C, D)
  • Toiletries (travel or full-size): toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion

Other Current Priority Needs

  • Gift Cards – Our staff work directly with clients to discern their needs and provide assistance, but only with your help. Gift cards allow us to meet our clients’ personal needs and remove barriers to living a healthy life. (Please keep the activation receipts with all gift cards.)
    • $10 gas cards to get to medical appointments
    • $25 grocery cards for food and formula
    • $20 Wal-Mart cards for diapers or to offset the cost of a car seat
    • $10 pharmacy cards for medications or prenatal vitamins
    • Phone cards to schedule appointments with medical specialists
    • Gift cards for haircuts, movies, restaurants or other family experiences
  • Blood pressure cuffs (new – Omron Series 5 or similar)
  • Waterproof Sleeping Bags (New/gently used for our homeless clients)
  • Small tents – (New/working condition for our homeless clients)
  • “White crew” style socks sizes 10-13 (new)
  • Headlamps & lanterns (battery operated)
  • Diapers (sizes 3, 4, & 5)

For Babies and Children

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Pull-ups (all sizes)
  • Wipes (new)
  • Blankets (new)
  • Washcloths & baby wash (new)
  • Formula – Regular, soy-based, and hypoallergenic (Unopened & not expired)
  • Books for all ages – Especially board books & school aged kids (new/gently used)
  • Snacks – Cracker packs (Ritz and Animal)

Personal Care
New items only, please. May be travel or full-size

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Wipes
  • Travel size shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Lotion
  • Combs
  • Razors
  • Bottled water
  • Refillable water bottles

Medical

  • Band-Aids – Regular & “spot” (new)
  • Alcohol pads & strips
  • Diabetes test strips (new & not expired)
  • Prenatal vitamin tablets – (not gummies/new)
  • Flintstones Complete Chewable tablets (unopened & not expired)
  • Thermometers (new)

Clothing

  • Men’s underwear (new)
  • Adult socks (new)

Program/Organizational Needs

  • Paper (lined, construction, card stock, tissue paper, large poster board)
  • Writing materials (crayons, markers, paints, pencils, pens, highlighters, paint brushes, clipboards)
  • Glue, glue sticks, clear tape, masking tape, blue painters tape
  • Craft items (pipe cleaners, Play-Doh, stickers, stamps, ribbon, cotton balls, googly eyes, sequins, buttons, flowers, yarn, glitter
  • Food and paper goods (crackers, coffee, tea, sugar, sweetener, goldfish crackers, cereal, plates, napkins, utensils, cups, tablecloths, wet wipes, tissues, plastic/reusable small plates)
  • Live indoor potted plants (low-medium light)
  • Fake indoor potted plants (silk vine plant, etc)
  • Stand up lamps (new or used, contemporary/newer style)