Individuals, churches, and groups provide all the items we distribute. This is done through donations of funds or goods.
Many times, a host will throw a baby shower or housewarming shower to help fill our shelves. Whether you are interested in giving new or gently used items, the following will serve as a helpful guide to know what we accept. Thank you for your participation in this practical way!
Donated Goods Guide
Items in bold are currently low in stock. WE DO NOT TAKE ADULT CLOTHING (except for men's suits) or food. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message via the Contact page.
Please note: All used items must be recently cleaned/laundered and in excellent condition (not faded, torn, stained, pilled, etc.).
We no longer accept furniture donations, but encourage you to contact Furniture Friends in Westbrook, Maine, if you have items listed on their website.
sheets & blankets/quilts/comforters
pillows (new only)
plastic clothes hangers (baby/children's sizes)
toilet paper, paper towels
hand & body soap
microwave-safe dishes (plates, bowls)
eating & cooking utensils
cooking pots (medium, large)
all-purpose cleaner (non-toxic)
diapers (esp. size 4, 5, 6)
car seats (new only)
FOR SCHOOL: (K-12th grade)
composition or spiral notebooks
2 pocket folders
FOR CHILDREN & TEENS ONLY: All sizes: infant through 18.
clothing (shirts, pants, sweaters, etc)
children’s shoes/boots (new only)
toys (all ages)
gift cards (Hannaford, Walmart)
plastic storage totes & tubs (with lids)