The emergency shelter operates as a home for survivors during their stay. We find the items we most often need are those that help maintain the general upkeep of a functioning household. The advocates who staff the shelter 24/7 work hard to utilize our resources carefully and efficiently. We have several organizational systems in place to assure the items are accessible to survivors. After leaving a controlling and abusive situation, our approach is to assure that survivors do not need to ask for items to satisfy their basic needs. Donations of items from the list below will help us stretch our budget further and meet the varied needs of survivors and their children.
Below you will find the General Wish List for items needed in the emergency shelter and a link to download the list. Our Amazon Wish List is included as well, which we often update to provide a point of reference for the items that have proven to work best for survivors, or are a specific need at the time. We do not have a preference for a brand name or where the items are purchased. We know that many want to help from the comfort of their own home and the Amazon Wish List satisfies that option.
Amazon Wish List
Check out our Amazon Wish List You can choose some items we are in need of and have them shipped directly to us.
General Wish List
This list reflects the items that are most often needed. If you have specific items you think may be useful that are not listed below, please contact Cassie Ott, Community Egagement Director, at 904-432-3470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download our most up to date list: Shelter Wish List
- All underwear – Women’s, Girls, Boys – All sizes
- Paper Towels & Toilet Paper
- Body & Face Wash
- Feminine Products
- Hair Products for Natural Hair
- Hairbrushes & Hair Ties
- Gift Cards (small denomination to places like Walmart/Target)
- Twin Sheet Sets
- Diapers & Wipes
- Pull ups – all sizes
- Single-use Cutlery & Plates
- Spiral Notebooks
- Wet/Dry Dog & Cat food
- Welcome bags for adults and children
- (includes basic toiletries, hair brush, toy or activity for child)
- Canned foods
- Individually packaged Snacks & Juice Boxes
- Reusable grocery bags
Please drop off donations at one of our Purple Dove Resale Centers or the Micah’s Place Outreach Center and indicate the items are for the shelter.