The young people at CHOICES welcome your donations from the list below. Organizing a donation drive of any of the following items is great for school groups, churches, service organizations or businesses!

We would be happy to help you facilitate your drive and provide more information as to why specific items are requested and about CHOICES programs. If you have an idea and don’t see it on the list please feel free to call us to discuss. Please direct all questions to Ashley Pester, Development Director at (937) 264-0084 ext. 122 or by E-mail.

Please note: In addition to these listed items we host an annual school supply drive and Christmas drive. For more information on these drives visit our Special Events page

In Kind Donations.

Independent Living Placement Items

Each youth accepted to our Independent Living program is provided a fully furnished apartment.  This includes furniture, household goods, cleaning supplies and personal care items. We accept donations of items to help furnish their apartments. We are only able to accept new items from the following lists. This is due to requirements outlined in our service agreements with referring agencies but also because it adds an extra element of caring for kids entering the program as they often do not receive new items.

 

Household Essentials*

  • Beds in a Bag (full)
  • Fleece blankets & throws
  • Bath towels & washcloths 
  • Shower curtain & hooks
  • Dinnerware sets (plate, saucer, bowl, mug), service for 4
  • Drink ware sets, service for 4
  • Silverware
  • Knife set (3 sizes) 
  • Paring knife
  • Dish towels, kitchen washcloths and pot holders
  • Pots & Pans (large skillet, small skillet, sauce pan, large pot – all with lids)
  • Dish drainers & waste baskets
  • Cookie sheet and Pizza Pan 
  • Measuring cups/spoons, spatula, can opener
  • Ice Trays
  • Pitcher
  • Flashlights & batteries
  • Clock radios
  • Tower lamp with 3 way switch and lightbulbs 
  • Iron
  • Sewing kit 
  • Tool box

 

Cleaning Items*

  • Laundry basket
  • Broom and dust pan 
  • Mop 
  • Toilet brush and toilet bowl cleaner
  • Vacuum Cleaner 
  • Sponges 
  • Air freshner 
  • Trash bags 
  • Dish soap
  • Foil and handi wrap 
  • Toilet paper and paper towels 
  • SOS pads
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Plunger

 

Personal & Baby Care*

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste & dental floss
  • Shampoo & conditioner (full size only for all ethnicities)
  • Bath soap & deodorant (full size only)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Razors/shaving cream
  • Aspirin
  • Disposable diapers, sizes 1-4
  • Wipes, ointments & other baby products

School and Recreation*

  • Blank journals and markers or colored pencils
  • Planners & wall calendars
  • Backpacks and lunchboxes
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters, paper, binders etc.
  • Scientific and graphing calculators
  • Playing cards and board games

*We can only accept new items for our youth.