Our Wish List

Housing Program

VOLUNTEERS for Residences

  • Handyperson -  Approximately 8 hours per month, to complete household repairs.
  • Shopper -  Approximately 3-5 hours per week, to drive a staff member to Costco and sometimes other locations to purchase perishable food and supplies. Must have a large car and/or SUV.


Gift cards -  Costco, grocery stores, office supply stores, mass merchandisers such as Target or Wal-Mart.

Birthday Cards -  we try to keep a stock of cards for resident events, especially birthdays.  We can also use “Congratulations” and “Great Job” cards for when residents reach special milestones.    

Paper/plastic goods -  napkins, plates, drinking cups, paper towels, toilet tissue, facial tissue, plastic forks, spoons, and knives, zip-top food storage bags, foil, saran wrap, trash can liners (13 and 30 gallon sizes)

Cleaning supplies -  Vacuum cleaners, chlorine bleach, Pine Sol, Formula 409, Windex, liquid dish soap, sponges (with scrubber on one side), steel wool pads (such as SOS or Brillo), powder cleansers (such as Comet), cleaning rags, rubber gloves, Lysol spray, unscented liquid laundry detergent, liquid hand soap.

Non-perishable foods -  peanut butter, jam, canned fruits and vegetables, olive and canola oils,  canned soups, cold cereals, brown rice, dried beans, pastas, tea bags, coffee, powdered coffee creamer, Jell-O, lemonade or fruit punch concentrate, cake or brownie mixes, frosting, crackers, Sweet ‘n Low, condiments (such as ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce,  salad dressings).

Emergency supplies -  First Aid kit supplies, Band-Aids, moist towelettes, antibiotic ointment in single-use packages, Ace bandages, 10-gallon plastic containers for water, respirator masks (N95 or comparable).

Office supplies -  white copy paper, file folders, mailing labels in inkjet sheets (1” x 2.5” or 1” x 3” sizes), postage stamps, HP ink cartridges.

Cooking equipment -  skillets, hand-held electric mixer, toaster, blender, waffle iron, metal silverware, coffeemakers, large serving bowls (suitable for hot foods), large sealable plastic storage containers.

Bedding and textiles (for twin size beds) -  new twin sheet sets, new hypo allergenic pillows,  mattress pads, bed skirts, duvets, twin size zippered vinyl mattress covers, under-bed plastic storage boxes, bath and hand towels, bathmats (with underside plastic gripping).

Pet supplies -  cat food, kitty litter, cat flea and tick medicines.

Tickets -  to local events and attractions including theatre, movies, musical events, museums, zoo, Sea World, amusements, etc.

Personal items -  toothpaste, sanitary napkins, tampons, deodorant, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, razor blades, various toiletry items, small gift packs of perfumes, bath sets, and make-up.

If you are able to help, please contact us at 619-297-1172, ext. 111.

Thank you!