Please check out our charity wish list on Amazon Smile to easily order items needed at the shelter and save yourself a trip. A list is also included below if you'd prefer to drop off donations yourself. Remember to call first, especially before November 1.
We have recently run into a bit of bad luck. A bathroom hand dryer has broken and needs to be replaced. Any donations to help offset the cost would be greatly appreciated.
We served 107 women this past season and are almost out of client folders. If you are able to help, we could use a box or 2 of: Staples brand 3-Tab Fastener Folders - Letter Size - 2 Fasteners - Reinforced Tabs - 50 qty
13 gallon tall kitchen draw string bags
6 inch dessert paper plates
Small Paper Bowls for salad, oatmeal, cereal, etc.
Individually wrapped toothbrushes
Small tubes of toothpaste, please no full size toothpaste
Vinyl exam gloves - Large
Food service gloves
Dish washing liquid
Cold (8-10 oz) drink cups
Hot drink cups
Breakfast Cereal in the fall
Hot Cocoa Mix (can) in the fall
HE Liquid Laundry Detergent
Travel Tissue Packets
Coated Paper Plates - 6 and 9 inch
Disposable Forks, Knives, and Spoons
XL and XXL Heavy Winter Coats
Smead ETYJ Color-Coded Year Labels 68316, 1.50" Width x 0.75" Length, 1/Bx, Rectangle, 500/Roll or smaller, Orange (available at Staples) 2018 and 2019
The list above is updated regularly. Please call before bringing donations so we can be sure someone will be available at the shelter.
There are many other ways to donate to Rainbow Place.
We accept monetary donations as well as in kind donations of food and supplies.
Approximately 30% of our annual budget comes from in kind donations.
Monetary donations are used for facility maintenance, staff funding, to purchase
food, paper, cleaning products, shelter supplies, and bus tokens.
Forever Stamps, Gift Cards to Sam's Club and Staples are always helpful and appreciated.
Individually Wrapped Snacks (Chips, Cookies, Crackers, Granola Bars), Shelf Stable Juices (Apple, Cranberry, and Grape),Instant Hot Cocoa (Can), Instant Oatmeal (Packets), Breakfast Cereal, Instant Coffee - Decaf (Large Can), Powdered Coffee Creamer, Individually Wrapped Cups of Mixed Fruit, Pudding or Applesauce, Canned Goods, such as mixed vegetables, carrots, green beans, lima beans, tomatoes, baked beans, cans of tuna fish and chicken, beef stew, and Vienna sausages
Coated Paper Plates (6" and 9"), Coated Paper Bowls, Hot and Cold Drink Cups (8-10 oz.), Napkins, Paper Towel Rolls, Zip Lock Gallon Freezer Bags, Zip Lock Sandwich Bags, Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, Paper Lunch Bags, Disposable Knives, Forks, and Spoons
Only deodorant and small toothpaste are needed at this time; however, keep in mind for future donations that travel size toiletries should be unopened and toothbrushes individually wrapped to keep them fresh and sanitary.