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.

Welcome Box Kit

Year-round we collect welcome box kits to store for kids who come into foster care. The kits are designed for specific ages and provide a mixture of needed items and comfort items. When foster kids come into a home they often have a lot of anxiety and can be scared. When caseworkers deliver a Welcome Box on their first visit it helps relieve anxiety and shows the child we care from Day 1.


Household Essentials*

  • Beds in a Bag (full)
  • Fleece blankets & throws
  • Bath towels & washcloths
  • Shower curtains & hooks
  • Dinnerware sets, service for 4
  • Drink ware sets, service for 4
  • Welcome BoxFlatware sets, service for 4
  • Cookware sets & kitchen utensils
  • Dish towels & pot holders
  • Dish drainers & waste baskets
  • Laundry baskets
  • Flashlights & batteries
  • Clock radios


Personal & Baby Care*

  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste & dental floss
  • Shampoo & conditioner (full size only)
  • Bath soap & deodorant (full size only)
  • Tampons & panty liners
  • Disposable diapers, sizes 1-4

  • Wipes, ointments & other baby products
  • Small umbrellas & rain ponchos

School and Recreation*

  • Blank journals and markers
  • Planners & wall calendars
  • Backpacks
  • Pens & highlighters
  • Hand-held calculators
  • Playing cards and board games

*We can only accept new items for our youth.