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Grace Smith House

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Wishlist

In-Kind Donations to Grace Smith House

We are so incredibly grateful for your support! We could not accomplish anything without people opening their hearts.

PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT ACCEPT CLOTHING UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHEWISE BELOW.
Clothing donations should be taken to the Barn Thrift Shop in Pleasant Valley, 845.635.9630. Our residents shot at the Barn FOR FREE.

For questions about the delivery of your donations, please call us at (845) 452-7155, extension 36. You can also email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

School is just around the corner, and we want our kids to start this year off with confidence and eagerness (as much as any kid has ever anticipated the return of school.) We don't want our kids to feel embarrassed or ashamed, afraid to go to class, or worry about being bullied. Can you imagine being the new kid who doesn't have notebooks, who is always having to borrow the teacher's pencil? Who carries their schoolwork home in a plastic grocery bag? Help our kids start the year off with hope rather than dread by donating the school supplies they need to make this year one of learning, growth, and self-confidence!

SUPPLIES NEEDED
Pencils, pens, highlighters, markers, dry erase markers, crayons, colored pencils, erasers Pencil boxes, pencil sharpeners
Glue sticks, white glue,
Rulers, child scissors (left and right handed)
Combination locks
Index cards
Scientific calculators
Pocket dictionaries and thesaurus
Composition notebooks, spiral-bound notebooks, loose leaf paper, plastic pocket folders, pocket folders, binders, planners & agendas
Backpacks, backpacks, backpacks
Lunchboxes, reusable water bottles
Tissue boxes and packets, wipes, hand sanitizer

August Urgent Needs
Each month, we have items we need more than others.

• NEW hair brushes for various types of hair
• NEW wash clothes or sponges
• NEW nail clippers and tweezers
• NEW packages of cotton balls and qtips
• NEW baby powder and lotion
• NEW pajamas, bathrobes and slippers for kids & adults
• NEW adult flipflops for showering
• NEW children's & adults socks and underwear
• Shaving Cream - we are entirely out!
• Hair dryers
• Umbrellas
• Backpack for various ages for our school-aged children, girls AND boys
• Suitcases for adults, large plastic bins with lids
• Baby diapers sized 4, 5 & 6 only, baby wipes
• Kid’s art supplies: crayons, coloring books
• Kid's bike helmets
• Infant & children's car seats from within the last 5 years, must include base
• Spanish or bilingual children's books
• Gift cards for dollar stores, superstores, gas, etc.
SUMMER SUPPLIES: sunscreen, bug spray, sand toys, swimmies, swim suits for boys & girls aged 4-16, rain coats for boys and girls aged 4-16, sleeping bags, flashlights, beach towels


General Needs

Food Items
Non-perishable foods
Fresh fruits & veggies during the summer season

Infant and Baby Items
Diaper & wipes
Lotions, bath wash, shampoo, diaper cream
New sippy cups, baby spoons and pacifiers
Baby monitors

Children Items
Art supplies
Backpacks for a range of ages

Hygiene Care & Household Items
Toiletries and feminine card products
New hair brushes, hair ties, nail supplies (new only)
African American hair products
Cleaning & laundry supplies
Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, pillows
New or gently used pots and pans, frying pans, flatware, cooking utensils, etc.
Bed-in-a-Bags

Household – For Starting Over
New or gently used bed sheet sets: twin and full
Alarm clocks
Hair blow dryers
New laundry bags
New or gentle used storage containers
New or gentle used luggage and suitcases

Business / Office & School Items
New notebooks, journals, pocket calendars
New binders
General new office supplies, such as staples, three-hole punches, etc

Clothing
Please note, we do not directly accept clothing donations due to a lack of storage space. We ask that if you would like to donate clothing items, please take them to The Barn Thrift Store, located at 1416 US 44, Pleasant Valley. We have a standing arrangement that our residents may shop FOR FREE at The Barn. We ask all clothing be either new or gently used, and everything be pre-washed before donating.

Infant and Baby Items
Baby blankets
Onesies, socks, etc

Children Items
NEW Socks and underwear
T-shirts

Adult Items
Pajamas
Slippers & flip-flops
Bathrobes
Sweatpants & sweatshirts
NEW Socks and underwear

Gift Cards
We love gift cards for dollar stores, superstores, gas stations, local grocery stores, etc. These allow us to assist survivors with other household needs when they transition out of the shelter program. Gift Cards are also wonderful gifts for families for holidays, birthdays, and other special events while in shelter. Gift cards of $10 equals ten items at a dollar store, which could be a basic mop, broom, dustpan, small trash can, cleaning products… a starter set for a survivor’s new apartment!


If you have a donation that we are not able to accept at this time, please contact one of the following agencies:


                        Second Hand Rose, 845-471-5266                                   Junior League Bargain Box, 845-471-3530

                          450 Main Street, Poughkeepsie                                                    794 Main Street, Poughkeepsie


The Barn, 845-635-9630

1416 Route 44, Pleasant Valley


Dress For Success Dutchess County 845- 452-5104

80 Cannon Street, Poughkeepsie

Donate your gently used, nearly-new professional attire 


Beulah Baptist Church, 845- 473-1662

92 Catharine St., Poughkeepsie


Hudson River Housing, 845-454-5176 (travel-size/hotel toiletries)

313 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie


Dutchess Outreach, 845-454-3792

70 South Hamilton, Poughkeepsie


Salvation Army Thrift Store, 845-471-1730

570 Main St., Poughkeepsie

Goodwill, 845-298-0311

1488 Rte 9, Wappingers Falls in the Hannaford Plaza

 

Children's Home of Poughkeepsie Young Mother program, (845) 452-1420 (Baby formula:  If the date is close to expiring and we don't have an immediate need)

10 Children’s Way, Poughkeepsie