We appreciate any gifts or items you’re willing to share with our residents.

Because of the generous amount of donations Family House receives, please call 419-242-5505 to set up a donation time.

Items of most urgent need for our residents:

  • Cleaning Products – specifically bleach
  • Laundry soap
  • Nightly snacks (perishable and non-perishable)
  • Paper drinking cups
  • Small appliances
  • TARTA bus tokens
  • TARTA weekly & monthly passes

Items needed on a daily basis at our facility:


  • Pillow cases
  • Sheet sets – king
  • Sheet sets – queen
  • Sheet sets – twin

Children’s items

  • Baby blankets
  • Baby carriers and car seats
  • Baby food, formula, toddler food and snacks
  • Bottles, nipples, sippy cups and pacifiers
  • Breast pumps
  • Cribs, portable cribs and bassinets
  • Diaper bags
  • Disposable diapers, Pull Ups (all sizes), baby wipes and rash cream
  • Infant tubs and wash sets
  • Strollers – Please no car seat/stroller combinations unless new

Cleaning supplies

  • Brooms
  • Clean empty spray bottles
  • Mops
  • Non-aerosol room deodorizers
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Trash bags (large and small)
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Window cleaner


  • Boots (men, women and children’s)
  • Hats, gloves and scarves (men, women and children’s)
  • Underwear (men, women and children’s)

Hygiene items

  • Antibiotic cream
  • Baby powder
  • Band-Aids
  • Bar soap
  • Bath towels
  • Body lotion
  • Body wash (men, women and baby)
  • Cologne, perfume and body spray
  • Combs and brushes
  • Conditioner
  • Cosmetic jewelry
  • Deodorant – Non-aerosol only please (men and women)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair clips, ties and headbands
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lice treatment kits
  • Makeup
  • Multicultural hair care products
  • Nail Clippers
  • Nail Files
  • Nail Polish
  • Razors and shaving cream (men and women)
  • Shampoo
  • Shower caps and shoes (men, women and children)
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothbrushes (all sizes) and toothpaste
  • Wash cloths

Kitchen items

  • Cooking utensils
  • Cookware
  • Hand towels
  • Paper towels
  • Small appliances (coffee maker, toaster, etc.)


  • Box, oscillating and personal fans
  • Movie DVDs, board games and popcorn (for family movie nights)
  • Perishable and non-perishable food
  • Portable room air conditioners
  • Rolls of TARTA bus tokens, TARTA weekly and monthly passes
  • Windows-based, computer learning games

Work/School supplies

  • Books (adult and children’s)
  • Book bags and gym bags
  • Briefcases and portfolios
  • Pens, pencils, crayons, markers and sidewalk chalk
  • Planners, calendars and organizers
  • Folders

In our spirit of respect and dignity, we prefer to receive items that are gently used – not tattered or stained.

To make a monetary, tax-deductible contribution, please use the form below.