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

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Bottled water
  • 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)
  • 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) 
  • 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
  • Tablets with protective case (portable computer, such as Amazon Fire HD 10)
  • 16-inch laptop bags
  • CT Transit bus passes

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
  • 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.***