However, we are in need of:
Hot drink cups
Vinyl exam gloves
Travel Tissue Packets
HE Liquid Laundry Detergent
Sliced sandwich bread
Small Paper Bowls for salad, oatmeal, cereal, etc.
Cold Drink Cups
Coated Paper Plates - 6 and 9 inch
Plastic Forks, Knives, and Spoons
Food Service Gloves for Volunteers Serving Meals
XL and XXL Heavy Winter Coats
Napkins and paper towels
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) 2018-19-20
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 40% 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 (Packets), Instant Oatmeal, 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, Coated Paper Cups (7-8 oz.), Napkins, Paper Towel Rolls, Zip Lock Gallon Freezer Bags, Zip Lock Sandwich Bags, Plastic Wrap, Aluminum Foil, Paper Lunch Bags, Plastic 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.