Cleaning out your house? Moving? Is your office being remodeled? Consider donating your gently used items to Onward Neighborhood House.

Our Greatest Needs:

  • Blankets
  • Pillows (New)
  • Shampoo + Conditioner
  • Soap + Body Wash
  • Razors
  • Wash Cloths
  • Feminine Products
  • Shaving cream
  • Socks (men, women, girls, boys)
  • Underwear (men, women, girls, boys)
  • Men’s and Women’s Gloves/Hats/Scarves
  • Children’s Gloves/Hats/Scarves
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Emergency Kits
  • Christmas Trees (Seasonal)

Onward House gladly accepts these in-kind donations:

For Youth Programs:

  • School Supplies – glue, construction paper, scissors, art supplies, pens, pencils;
  • Early Childhood Materials – age-appropriate toys for 3-5-year-olds; board games, puzzles, building sets (blocks, Legos);
  • Children’s & Teacher’s Resources – children’s books, current teacher resource books, butcher paper;
  • Baby Items – infant car seats, strollers, high chairs, diapers, and essentials;
  • Children Classroom Items – beanbags, child-size furniture, radios/CD players, children’s music CD’s;

For Families:

  • Gift Certificates – Jewel/Target/Kmart/Walgreens/CVS as well as raffle prizes for parents and teachers;
  • Winter Coats – All sizes for children and adults;
  • Personal Care Items – shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion – in original packaging;
  • Laundry Supplies – detergent, softener, stain removers;
  • Household Cleaning Items – dishwashing liquid, floor cleaner, bathroom cleaner – in original packaging;
  • Staple Goods – paper towels, napkins, Kleenex;
  • Dry Food Items – rice, beans, pasta, canned vegetables, soups, sauces – in original packaging;
  • Seasonal Food Items – hams and turkeys (please call before donating) – in original packaging;

For Our Facilities:

  • Office Furnishings – chairs, tables, couches, desks, bookshelves, file cabinets;
  • Office Supplies – colored paper, notepads, binders;
  • Facility Items – refrigerator, microwave, freezer, vacuum, kitchen pails, window unit air conditioner, blinds, area rugs, large toasters, large food trays
  • Transportation – We are currently in need of a cargo van.

For Fundraising:

  • Live and Silent Auction items – gift certificates, experiences, hotel points, plane tickets, luxury items.

Host a Drive:

  • School Supply Drive
  • Toiletries Drive
  • Food Drive

These suggested donations are not comprehensive; Onward House will consider any special donations or requests. For more information on donating in-kind items, please email our Director of Development, Emilio Araujo ( or give us a call at (773) 622-3215.