Each year, hundreds of people donate goods to help homeless families in our community. We are always accepting donations that support our guests, and your gifts help to keep operating costs to a minimum.

Supply Drives
Hosting a supply drive at your congregation, school, or workplace is an easy way to make a direct difference! Please reach out to let us know prior to bringing by donated items, so that we can make space.

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  • Clean towels & washcloths
  • Bar soap & deodorant
  • Toothpaste & brushes
  • Combs & brushes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Kleenex
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • (New) women’s and children’s underwear & socks


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  • Laundry Baskets
  • Dish soap
  • Lysol spray
  • Latex gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet bowl cleaner & toilet bowl brush
  • Plunger
  • Shower curtain
  • Shower curtain liner
  • Shower curtain rings
  • Windex
  • Clorox bleach cleaner
  • Sponges
  • Garbage bags (all sizes)
  • Paper plates, cups, utensils
  • Flash lights


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  • Adult Tylenol
  • Cold & flu, and allergy medicine
  • Cough medicine
  • Kids pain reliever
  • kids cold and cough medicine
  • infant pain reliever/fever reducer
  • Cough drops
  • Tums/Pepto Bismol
  • Band-aids
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • First aid cream


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  • Baby gates
  • Playpens/ Pack & play
  • Changing tables
  • Children’s pain & allergy relief
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby thermometers
  • Dosing spoons
  • Baby & children’s shampoo/soap
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Baby formula, juice & Pedialyte
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Teething rings
  • Strollers


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  • Dog Food
  • Cat Food (wet or dry)
  • Food & water bowls
  • Leashes
  • Collars
  • Brushes
  • Toys
  • Litter
  • Litter boxes & scoopes
  • Litter genie and genie refills
  • Cat carriers
  • Cat & dog beds
  • Nail trimmers


Donating complete, assembled baskets is a great way to directly help homeless families!

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Families often come in without basic hygiene supplies. A welcome kit is given to each family so they can stay clean and healthy during their stay.

  • Re-usable grocery bag or other tote
  • Towels
  • Full-size body wash
  • Full-size shampoo
  • Full-size conditioner
  • Washcloth/Sponge
  • Full-size deodorant
  • Body and facial lotion
  • Nail clippers


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A welcome home basket is given to each family as they leave from shelter to their new housing! Basic supplies go a long way to helping families get established back in the community.

  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Toilet bowl brush
  • Toilet paper (4 pack)
  • Sponges
  • Scrub brush
  • Scouring powder or liquid
  • Glass cleaner (Windex, etc.)
  • All-purpose cleaner (Mr. Clean, Top Job, etc.)
  • Handi-wipes
  • 1 roll paper towels
  • Garbage bags


Other Gifts
Have something else that you’d like to donate? IHNGC also accepts other new and gently-used items. Regretfully, we are unable to accept furniture due to space limitations. Please reach out to Meghan Snyder, Shelter Operations Coordinator, to inquire about other items you’d like to give, and thank you for thinking of IHNGC!