Household paper products, including Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, and Kleenex. We go through these like crazy, and it cuts down on our costs if others help in contributing these items!
Donations of freezer meats - Beef, Chicken, Pork, Venison, etc. that we can keep on hand in our deep freeze.
$5-$10 gift cards for our Resident Personal Growth Incentive Program (Gas Cards, Grocery Cards, Walmart, Target, beauty supply stores, Frozen Yogurt, or other fun things!) When Residents choose to use their free time to read a book, learn a new skill or complete other things on our list, they get to choose from these gift cards!
Each resident receives a Welcome Basket when they arrive. These include a laundry basket, a new pillow and body pillow with covers included, toiletries, a set of towel, hand towel and wash cloth, a journal, pens and highlighter, socks and a gift card to Walmart to purchase new undergarments if needed.
You can be part of supplying an entire Welcome Basket, or sending us a bulk (please no more than 10 of any item) of any of the items listed below so that we have a stock to pull from when needed.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before purchasing Welcome Basket supplies so that we can share what our specific needs are.
Outdoor Shed - we have limited storage space and would love to receive an outdoor shed!
Gift cards to Menards for when we need supplies for home improvement/fix-ups
Seasonal: mulch, outdoor plants, seeds/starter plants for veggie & herb garden, bird feeders/bird feed
We'd love to receive movies and family games to expand our library for fun evenings together - these could be old classics or new movies (PG or PG-13, please consider content or shoot us an email with your thoughts on which movies you'd like to donate before sending them)
some game ideas are Ticket To Ride, Quirkle, Yahtzee, Settlers, Backpacker, In A Pickle, Taboo, Apples to Apples
movie ideas: Inside Out, The Incredibles (1 & 2), We Bought a Zoo, Wonder, Guardians of the Galaxy/other Marvel movies, Christopher Robin, Narnia movies, Zootopia,
Gift Cards for fun house outings - Movie Theaters, Bowling Alleys, restaurants, Dave and Busters, Pottery/Painting
Diapers & Wipes - please contact us to find out what size we are in need of
Items The Nest does not receive as donations:
Breast Pumps (all of our residents qualify for their own new breast pumps through their insurance)
Blankets/Sheets (unless specified)
Used baby clothes & accessories (like hats) Our women take part in Options for Women's Earn While You Learn program, where they take classes and complete homework in order to shop in their boutique for all of their baby needs.