Adopt-a-Room Program

You can sponsor a room during the holidays! The items you provide will help us better serve children and families who come to us in crisis during the holiday season and throughout the year.

In order to avoid duplication, please let us know in advance which room you would like to sponsor by contacting our Development Department at 517-548-1350 or via email to

We can’t accept some items

Due to health and safety regulations, the shelter is prohibited from accepting any used items. If you want to donate new, nearly new or gently-used clothing, children’s toys, household items, or furnishings, please bring donations to the LACASA Collection, our upscale resale store. This is the place where our clients are empowered to shop with dignity for the things they need at no charge.

Holiday Wishes: Adopt-a-Room Program

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Family Waiting Room

  • Adult coloring books
  • Duplo/Lego blocks
  • Fidget toys
  • Play kitchen food & utensils
  • Toddler toys
  • Toy cars/trucks/trailers

Shelter Kitchen

  • Coffee
  • Coffee pots
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Cooking pots/pans
  • Handheld can opener
  • Knife set
  • Plastic drinking glasses
  • Pot holders
  • Oven mitts
  • Stainless steel mixing bowls

Shelter General

  • Adult bikes
  • Alarm clock with phone charger
  • Baby monitor
  • Bottled water
  • Clear storage bins with lids(33”x18 ¾ “x13”)
  • Disposable tableware (plates, cups, utensils)
  • Dust buster
  • Heavy duty lamps
  • Kids’ boots (all sizes)
  • Kids’ swim suits
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Pack’n’Play
  • Paper towels
  • Space saver high chair
  • Swiffers for dusting
  • Trash bags
  • Umbrella stroller
  • Vacuum cleaner

Laundry Room

  • Bleach
  • Fabric softener/dryer sheets
  • Laundry soap-High Efficiency pods, free and clear
  • Shout stain remover spray
  • Vinegar


  • Matching twin comforter sets (3 per room)
  • Bath towels, wash cloths & hand towels
  • Cork boards
  • Dry erase boards
  • Magnets
  • Sterilite 3-drawer organizers, 22”W x 15”D x 24”H
  • Twin size waterproof mattress pads

Shelter Playroom

  • Doll house/people/furniture
  • Duplo blocks
  • Sturdy toys-all age groups
  • Family Board Games (i.e. Cootie, Don’t Break the Ice)

Art Room

  • Journals
  • Glitter
  • Playdoh
  • Slime kits
  • Storage drawer system
  • Uno/Card Games
  • Wooden kits (i.e. model plane, toolbox, bird house, car, boat, etc.)

Nursery Room

  • Baby dolls (diverse appearances)
  • Doll house/people/furniture
  • Sturdy toys

Puppet/Dress Up Play Room

  • Doll house/people/furniture
  • Children’s costumes in a variety of genders & sizes
  • Construction uniform/accessories
  • Doctor uniform/kit
  • Jewelry, dress shoes, purses, accessories
  • Plastic dishes
  • Toy cash register, money tray, play money
  • Toy food, kitchen appliances/utensils
  • Toy vacuum, cleaning tools

Mural Room

  • Exercise balls with handles
  • Foam/textured indoor balls
  • Puzzles
  • Thomas the Train equipment (have the table)

Sand Tray Room

  • Gift card to Amazon, or Self Esteem Shop in Royal Oak
  • Small figurines (diverse people, people with disabilities, family sets)
  • Small transportation toys and buildings (trucks, barns, houses, cars, trailers etc.)

Safe Pet Place

  • Pet beds
  • Pet crates for residential rooms
  • Pet toys


  • Baseball gloves/soft balls
  • Basketballs
  • Bike helmets
  • Outdoor balls
  • Sandbox toys
  • T-ball set

Children’s Center

  • Cookie sheets
  • Exercise balls
  • Juice boxes
  • Jump balls with handles
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Oven mitts
  • Wobbly/kinetically active chairs/standing toys


  • Baby bottles
  • Bottled Water
  • NEW Car seats (cannot accept used)
  • Disposable tableware (plates, cups, utensils, etc.)
  • Gas cards
  • Laptop computer
  • LETS bus tokens
  • Paper towels/toilet paper
  • Pay-as-you-go phones with minutes
  • Planners
  • Restaurant/Grocery gift cards
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Security bars for doors/windows at client homes

Wish List

Wish List: Shelter & Agency Needs
LACASA Center helps hundreds of victims and survivors each year and we always are in need of basic necessities, food supplies, paper goods and cleaning products.

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