Our needs vary among the respective programs. With that in mind, we know writing a check may not be feasible for some, but providing an extra set of bath towels or school supplies is a great way for you to impact the community.

Our biggest areas of need for in-kind donations are with our Homeless Shelter and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club.

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When our shelter clients come to us, they typically have very little. Necessary household items can become quite expensive for our clients when they are moving into their permanent housing. Provide a “welcome home” kit that an individual or family can take when they leave from our emergency shelter into housing.

“Welcome home” kits must contain new, unused items and can be brought to 2 West Grace Street during our regular operating hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30AM-Noon and 1:00PM-4:30. Please contact kathy.cundiff@uss.salvationarmy.org to coordinate a donation drop off.

Kits may include new items such as:

Kitchen Items:

  • Cutlery
  • Dinnerware or Cookware set
  • Kitchen Towels
  • Dish detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning products
  • Drain stopper

Bath Items:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Washcloths or bath towels
  • Shower curtain liner
  • Full sized toiletry items
  • Plunger
  • Bath mats

Home Items:

  • Full or queen sized sheets
  • Organizing folder or binder for important paperwork
  • Laundry basket
  • Laundry detergent
  • Blankets/Comforters

Shelter Linen Closet

In an effort to support our Shelter in Richmond, we welcome the donation of new items, listed below.

  • Twin Bed Sheets
  • Twin Bed Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Bath Towels
  • Wash Cloths
  • Toiletries
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Soap
    • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Powder
    • Shaving Cream
    • Tampons/Pads
    • Combs/Brushes
  • Diapers (any size)
  • GRTC Bus Passes
  • Bagged Lunches (please contact joanna.brown@uss.salvationarmy.org to coordinate delivery)

Boys and Girls Club Kids Closet

In an effort to support the needs of our Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club members throughout the year, we welcome the donation of new items, listed below.

  • School Supplies
    • Notebooks
    • Pencils
    • Pens
    • Markers
    • Crayons
    • Colored Pencils
    • Glue Sticks
    • Highlighters
  • Single-Serving Non-Perishable Food Items (sent home on weekends and during breaks when the Club is not open)
    • Cereal
    • Snack Packs (chips, crackers, cookies)
    • Single-Serve Peanut Butter
    • Fruit Cups/Pouches (non-refrigerated)
    • Juice Boxes
    • Bottled Water
    • Granola Bars
    • Protein Bars
  • Toiletries
    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Soap
    • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Powder
    • Tampons/Pads
    • Combs/Brushes