donate items

We’re BEYOND grateful for the generosity of our community. This time of year, we’re bursting at the seams with clothing, games, toys and other gently used goods, and we have no place to store the overflow.

We humbly ask that if you have gently used items you want to donate to our families that you hang onto them for us until after the New Year and call 419-242-5505 to set up a donation drop-off time. We’re currently scheduling appointments for the end of January 2021.

There are a few goods we’re ALWAYS in need of, including personal hygiene items, paper products and cleaning supplies. Please explore our Amazon wish list here. If you place an order through this wish list, you can have the shipments sent directly to us at: 

Family House
ATTN: Amazon Wish List
669 Indiana Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604


Items of 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: 



  • Pillowcases
  • Sheet sets – king
  • Sheet sets – queen
  • Sheet sets – twin


Children’s Items  

  • Baby blankets
  • 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


We also warn that medicines in open containers are not accepted, some men bring generic Viagra, but we cannot accept this.

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
  • Washcloths

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 our secure PayPal portal here.


669 Indiana Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
(419) 242-5505

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