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Donation Boxes

Donations List

Below are items we need and accept. Your donations support clients in our shelters and residents in our affordable housing buildings.

High Need/Requested​
  • Sewing Notions / Mending Kits

  • Coffee & Coffee Filters

  • Disposable Utensils

  • Mobility Aids (canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.)

  • Shampoo & Conditioner

  • Bar Soap

  • Razors & Shaving Cream

  • Laundry Detergent & Dryer Sheets

  • Pots & Pans

  • Men's/Unisex Clothing (all sizes)

  • New or Gently Used, Twin or Full Beddings (bagged and labeled with size)

  • Garden Hoses

  • Clothes Irons

  • Refrigerators

  • Freezers

  • Deodorant

  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste

Clothing
  • New Underwear (all genders and sizes)

  • New Socks
  • New or Gently Used Clothing (all genders and sizes)
  • Jackets & Coats
  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Shoes (in fair or better condition)
Childcare
  • Baby Wipes

  • Diapers

  • Child Car and Booster Seats

  • Bottles (in good condition)

  • Sippy Cups (in good condition)

Housewares 
  • New Towels and Washcloths
  • New or Gently Used, Twin or Full Beddings (bagged and labeled with size)

  • Small Appliances (microwaves, slow cookers, toasters, blenders, etc.)

  • Pop-Up Laundry Hampers

  • Laundry Detergent Pods

  • Disposable Utensils

  • Dish Drying Racks

  • Cooking Utensils

  • New or Gently Used Cookware (Pots & Pans)

  • Silverware

  • Sponges

Toiletries
  • Bar/Body Soap
  • Travel Size Shampoo
  • Travel Size Conditioner
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream
  • Deodorant
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Chapstick
  • Individual Tissue Packets
  • Hand Soap
  • Antibacterial Hand Wipes
  • Hair Brush
  • Mesh Shower Caddy
  • Menstruation Products
Food
  • Grab-and-go snacks

    • Individually Packaged Chips, Cookies, Crackers​

    • Granola Bars

    • Oatmeal Packets

    • Soda

  • Shelf-Stable, Easy Prep Meals

    • Instant Noodles​

    • Canned Soup

    • Mac & Cheese Cups

  • Pantry Essentials

    • Canned Fruits and Vegetables​

    • Coffee & Coffee Filters

    • Pasta & Sauce

    • Rice

    • Tea Bags

    • Peanut Butter

    • Sugar

The Low Income Housing Institute cannot accept donations of food that is unpackaged or not prepared in a commercial kitchen by permitted food handlers. Donated meals prepared in commercial kitchens can be coordinated by contacting 206-443-9935 ext. 1078.

Items we are not able to accept
  • Expired or Open Medicine, Food, or Toiletries

  • Torn or Dirty Clothing

  • Used Pillows

  • Used Mattresses

  • Used Mattress Toppers

  • Used Air Conditioners

  • Used Heaters

  • House Décor

  • Household Fixtures (faucets, ceiling lights, sconces)

  • Beddings that are Stained, Dirty, or Larger than a Full

  • Clothes or Beddings with Pet Hair

  • Exercise Equipment

  • Household Chemicals or Open Cleaning Products

  • Scrap Construction Material (carpet, lumber, metal, etc.)

  • Books

  • Electronics (stereos, radios, VCRs, DVD players)

  • Car Parts (seats, headlights, mirrors)

  • Computers

  • Toys Larger than a Microwave

  • Used Stuffed Animals

  • Large Appliances without prior approval

  • Furniture without prior approval

Please call 206-443-9935 ext. 1078  or email volunteer.program@lihi.org to make arrangements for your donation

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