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Support The Salvation Army by Making Wishes Come True!

Below is a wish list of items that The Salvation Army could use to support its operations across the Southern New England Division, serving those in need from Connecticut and Rhode Island. If you have something on the list you no longer need, please consider donating it to The Salvation Army. Other options range from purchasing an item to contribute, or simply finding it in your heart to make a monetary contribution via the Donate Now button to the left of this page.

Please contact your local Corps Community Center to verify their need should you wish to help those in need from your community. General questions and any interest in an item under VOLUNTEER PROJECTS can be made to Kathy.Orfitelli@use.salvationarmy.org. A category entitled SPECIAL REQUESTS is for items needed by specific operations per the location detailed and will be continuously updated. Thank you and Happy Holidays ahead!


VOLUNTEER PROJECTS

If you or your community group is interested, here is a list of projects that The Salvation Army closest to you is always looking for volunteers to help with.

  • Ring The Bell During the Red Kettle Campaign
    • Gather a group and volunteer to handle an entire day at a selected location.
  • Serve Holiday Meals – Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Assist with a Holiday Toy Drive
  • Become an Advisory Board Member
  • Collect Supplies for the Emergency Disaster Program
  • Conduct a “Seminar” for an After School Program:
    • Health;
    • Career;
    • Sports;
    • Etc.
  • Conduct a Clothing or Food Drive
  • Cook-a-Breakfast at a Homeless Shelter
    • Buy supplies and cook a breakfast for shelter residents.
  • Food Pantry – Stocking Shelves and Other Activities
  • Mentor in an After School Program
  • Participate through an Angel Tree or Adopt-a-Family
  • Provide Entertainment for Homeless Shelter Residents
  • Present an Indoor/Outdoor Nature Project for After School or Pre-School Program
  • Sponsor a Civic or Other Event
  • Sponsor-a-Field-Trip
    • Pay for the bus and admission for an unforgettable field trip for area youth.
  • United Way - Day of Caring, Including:
    • Painting;
    • Landscaping.

DONATION OF GOODS

What follows is a list of items that are always in demand by our shelters and for people in need throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island.

BABY ITEMS
Baby Food
Formula/Bottles
Diapers/Wipes
Baby Oil/Soap/Lotion

CHILDREN’S NEEDS
Diapers
Hair Accessories
Toys (New)
Socks
Underwear
Gift Certificates
Watches
Backpacks

FOOD
Turkeys
Hams
Roasts
Snacks
Potatoes
Vegetables
Stuffing
Desserts
Milk
Eggs
Butter
Soda
Bread
Pasta/Pasta Sauces
Fruit
Cereal
Pizzas

GENERAL PROGRAM SUPPLIES
Snacks
Juice Boxes
Arts and Crafts Supplies
Coffee

GIFT CERTIFICATES
Stop & Shop
Walmart
CVS/Walgreen’s
Home Depot
Lowe's
Pre-Paid Phone Cards
Pre-Paid Gas Cards
Haircuts
Dunkin Donuts
Old Navy
Other Clothing Stores

SHELTER NEEDS
Cleaning Supplies
Sponges
Mops/Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Laundry Detergent
Dish Soap
Dishwasher Detergent
Bleach
Towel Sets
Pillows
Sheet Sets (Twin and Full)
Waterproof Protectors
Garbage Bags Light Bulbs
Alarm Clock

SPECIAL REQUESTS
Camera - Marshall House Family Shelter, Hartford, CT

SUPPLIES – Office
Copy Paper
Whiteout
Post-it Notes
Legal Pads
Highlighters
Staples
1” – Three Ring Binders
Loose Leaf Paper
File Folders
Hanging File Folders
CD-Rs
Thumb Drives
Fax Machine
Post-It Flip Charts

WOMEN’S NEEDS
Suits (all sizes)
Socks
Underwear
Sports Bras
Pantyhose
Sweat Suits
Slippers/Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
Deodorant/Shampoo/Conditioner
Blow-Dryers
Curling Irons
Watches
Cameras