Our Wish List

Explore our Wish List

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.

Our Wish List (see below) provides specifics about our needs. There are certain items that are especially in demand, including:

Client Gift Cards

One big area of need is for gift cards. Many of our clients have transportation issues, and these cards help cover automotive expenses including gasoline, oil changes, tune-ups and car repairs. Gift cards also are used for food and personal care items at supermarkets and drug stores.

Crisis Shelter

Our Crisis Shelter provides housing and meals for hundreds of adults and children each year who would be homeless without your support. The shelter always is in need of food supplies, new clothing, new single-size bedding sets, personal grooming products, and laundry detergent. (Due to health and safety regulations, all donated items must be new.)

Children’s Programs

The Children’s Counseling Center regularly needs a variety of single-serving snack packs, drink boxes, arts & craft supplies, and new toys for infants, toddlers and children of all ages.

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.

WISH LIST: Shelter & Agency Needs

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Gift Cards & Tokens

  • Gift Cards (Generic for groceries, personal care, gas & auto expenses)
  • E.T.S. bus tokens

Women’s Clothing

  • New sweat suits in all sizes
  • New underwear in all sizes
  • New flip-flops in all sizes
  • New winter boots in all sizes

For Infants   

  • New HALO Sleep Sacks for infants to 12 months
  • Disposable diapers & wipes [Especially diapers size 5 & 6]
  • New infant rattles and educational toys
  • Baby monitors
  • New infant clothing
  • New “Pack ‘n Play” units with new sheets & quilts

Early Childhood

  • New Books: Cloth and board books for toddlers
  • New Toys: Educational toddler activity toys
  • New Clothing:  Outfits & pajamas for boys and girls age 24 months and up

Children & Youth Programs    

  • Drinks & Snacks:Juice boxes; individually wrapped snacks –crackers, cookies, pretzels, and chips; granola bars and microwave popcorn; fruit snacks and fruit roll-ups.
  • Children’s Toys: Sturdy and durable new items including: trucks with trailers; Playskool and Fisher-Price educational toys for children of all ages; Lincoln Logs sets; Lego kits
  • Arts & Crafts: Woodworking sets; painting and drawing sets; paint brushes; artist sketch pads; small painting canvases
  • “Legal Day” Toys: We create “Court Bags” to keep children busy during long days spent awaiting legal proceedings. Items needed for our court bags are: electronic pocket games; small hand-held puzzles; small Lego kits; small activity books; Crayola “Color Wonder” kits for girls and boys; new card games; play-dough

All Departments

  • Clear 66-quart Plastic Storage Bins: This may not seem like an exciting thing to donate, but receiving large, 66 quart, clear storage bins is very exciting for the dozens of staff members and facility coordinators who need them!

Kitchen Items & Cleaning Supplies

  • Coffee, sugar and creamer
  • Food Items: Salad dressings (ranch), cooking oil; non-perishable food items like pasta, rice, spaghetti sauce, boxed macaroni & cheese, soups, and Ramen noodles
  • Paper Products: Toilet tissue; paper towels; paper plates — large and small; plastic cups; napkins; plastic silverware
  • Plastic Bags: Kitchen-size garbage bags; large 30-gallon trash bags; large Ziploc baggies
  • Laundry: High-efficiency laundry soap or 1 oz. high-efficiency laundry pods
  • Kitchen: Liquid dishwasher detergent; pump hand soap; kitchen sponges; large bottles of hand sanitizer (for refills); large bottles of liquid hand soap (for refills)
  • Cleaning Supplies:Pine-Sol; disinfectant spray and disinfectant wipes for kitchens and bathrooms; Swiffer Wet Jet pad refills and liquid cleaner refills; toilet bowl cleaner; stainless steel cleaner; furniture polish; air fresheners (sprays & plug-ins); bleach; vinegar; Windex

Office Supplies

  • Spiral notebooks; copy paper (white & color); 3-tab manila file folders; blue and black ink pens; sticky notes; two-pocket binder folders

Our “Safe Pet Place”

  • “Pet Safe” ice melt (during winter months)
  • Kitty litter
  • Small pet collars
  • Dog leashes

Cleaning Equipment

  • Manual carpet sweepers
  • Dust busters
  • Good commercial vacuum with long cord
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