Donations can be dropped off at the Richard Sering Center, 4515 Superior Avenue, unless otherwise indicated. Please mark for which program your donation is intended. For more information, please call the program you wish to support. Thank you!
Adult Guardianship Services (216.696.1132): blankets, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, toiletries and personal care items, slippers, men and women’s plus size sweat shirts and pants, and fast food restaurant gift cards.
Volunteer Guardianship Program of Lorain County (440.934.3613): men’s t-shirts (large and x-large), women’s camisoles, slippers (one size fits all is fine), blankets/throws, socks, winter apparel, hats, scarves, gift cards, cans of soda, shampoo, and body wash.
After School Prevention Resources (216.651.6841): ages 12-18 need gift cards (i-Tunes, restaurants, Walmart, Target, etc.), wallets, basketball shorts, basketballs, sweatshirts (M & L), hats, gloves, CD players, iPods, Cavs gear, watches, alarm clocks, jewelry for girls, sunglasses, umbrellas, backpacks, DVD movies, purses, mini boom boxes and headphones. Please deliver donations on or before December 14 to St. Paul’s Community Church, 4427 Franklin Blvd. in Cleveland, Mon-Fri 10:30am-6:30pm.
Next Step – shelter care (216.941.0062): needs a complete Thanksgiving dinner to feed approximately 15-20 youth. No supplies, set-up or clean-up help required. Please call to arrange delivery. Also in need of individually wrapped gifts, labeled with gender and contents for the holidays. Desired gifts include: teenage-appropriate games, radios, CD players, journals, books, Gameboys, CDs, videos, and craft items.
Next Step – semi-independent living (216.221.8920): televisions, radios, small table and chair sets, video games, DVD players, toys for infants and young children, infant and toddler clothing, new pajamas, socks and underwear for men and women, hair products, gift certificates to department stores, athletic shoe stores and salons.
Employment Services (216.658.8421): Men’s employment interview attire and day-to-day attire (suggestions: khakis, button down shirts, polo shirts, undershirts), dress shoes, gift cards to Target, Men’s Warehouse, JC Penney, Macy’s, etc.
Women’s Resource Center (216.658.8421): gently used women’s clothing, shoes and hygiene products.
HOUSING & SHELTER
Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside (216.566.0047): new or gently used coats, pants, shoes, boots, socks, gloves, hats, new underwear/long underwear, towels, wash cloths, twin size bedding, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, small hand lotion, men’s razors & razor blades, and regular size deodorant. Drop off at front desk of shelter at 2100 Lakeside. Also, bus tickets for shelter residents getting to essential appointments. Drop off bus tickets attention to Ron Register, Program Director of shelter. Hours: 24/7.
HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES
Friend to Friend (216.861.1838): gift cards to Target, Walmart or K-mart (or monetary donations to purchase the cards) for $15 each, which will be given to the children of people in prison. Friend to Friend is also in need of firstclass postage stamps.
Women’s Re-Entry Network (216.696.7535): gift cards for Target, Walmart, Family Dollar and Dave’s grocery store, regular and travel size deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and feminine hygiene products, new underwear sizes 7-10, bras in sizes 34 – 40 B, C & D, new or gently used adult hats, gloves, scarves, socks, winter cold weather boots sizes 7-10, comfortable casual clothing (women’s sizes 12-22), plates, dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, laundry and dish soap, toilet paper and umbrellas.
YAARP, JR. (216.623.0959): children’s socks, underclothing, boots, winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves.