Wish List

The people we serve who are experiencing homelessness – either living outside, staying at our shelters, or getting ready to move into their own apartments – are in need of the items below. Will you help?

Please contact Sheree at (203) 401-4400, ext. 138 before purchasing items, to schedule a drop-off, and for any questions. Thank you!

Urgent Needs

  • New warm winter parkas - please contact Sheree for sizes
  • New sweatshirts & sweatpants in neutral colors, size medium to x-large
  • New long underwear/thermals (tops & bottoms - men’s sizes medium, large & x-large)
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, pretzels, trail mix, etc.) 
  • Women’s underwear (sizes 7-12, new only)
  • Men’s underwear & boxer shorts (sizes large & extra-large, new only)
  • Bottled water
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • New air mattresses (full and queen size preferred), sheets, blankets, pillows
  • New full and queen size comforters
  • New bath towels
  • Welcome Kits for those moving into permanent homes
  • Toilet paper
  • Grocery store gift cards in $20-25 increments
  • Groceries, takeout, deliveries (contact Sheree for list) 
  • Women's & men’s razors & shaving cream 
  • Gift cards to Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Family Dollar, Target, Big Lots
  • Tablets with protective case (portable computer, such as Amazon Fire HD 10)
  • 16-inch laptop bags

Due to your overwhelming generous support, we currently have ample supplies of PPE to keep staff and clients safe. Thank you!

Ongoing Needs   

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Full-size body wash
  • New underwear (all sizes, men & women, boxers for men)
  • New t-shirts (all sizes men & women)
  • $5 Dunkin Donuts gift cards 
  • $5 gift cards to fast food restaurants
  • Bath towels & face cloths (new only)
  • Twin-size bed sheet sets (new only)
  • Twin bed comforters (unisex, new only) 
  • Waist/hip packs in neutral colors
  • Backpacks
  • Books of stamps
  • Pocket calendars
  • Exercise weights

***Due to space constraints, Columbus House is not accepting any used clothing donations.***