Wish List

We hope you and your loved ones remain safe during this global health crisis. Columbus House is in urgent need of the items below to protect those we serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Will you help?

Please contact Sheree at (203) 401-4400, ext. 138 before purchasing items, to schedule a drop-off, and for any questions. We have limited staff and schedules because of the outbreak. Thank you!

Urgent Needs

  • N95 masks, disposable masks, reusable masks
  • Face shields
  • Gloves
  • New full size comforters
  • New bath towels
  • Household cleaning supplies for those moving into apartments
  • Hand sanitizer - in dispensable containers
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Disinfecting aerosol spray
  • Men’s underwear & boxer shorts (sizes large & extra-large, new only)
  • New socks (men & women)
  • Bottled water
  • Toilet paper
  • New air mattresses (full size preferred), sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Grocery store gift cards in $20-25 increments
  • Groceries, takeout, deliveries (contact Sheree for list) 
  • Healthy snacks (granola bars, pretzels, trail mix, etc.) 
  • Women’s underwear (sizes 7-12, new only)
  • Full & travel size toiletries: deodorant (men & women), body wash (men & women), shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes
  • Women's & men’s razors & shaving cream 
  • Gift cards to Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Family Dollar, Target, Big Lots
  • Welcome Kits for those moving into permanent homes
  • CT Transit bus passes


Ongoing Needs   

  • Feminine hygiene products
  • New underwear (all sizes, men & women, boxers for men)
  • New t-shirts (all sizes men & women)
  • New sweatshirts & sweatpants in neutral colors, size medium to x-large
  • $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
  • New warm winter parkas - please contact Sheree for sizes

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