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!
Next Step Shelter Care & Independent Living (216.658.4625): individually wrapped gifts for the holidays appropriate for teens, labeled with gender and contents. Desired gifts include: teenage-appropriate board games, video games, video game consoles, radios, CD players, DVD players, CDs, DVDs, journals, books, craft items and gift certificates to department stores, athletic shoe stores and salons. Please deliver donations to 3020 W. 104th Street, Cleveland, OH 44111.
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): shoes and hygiene products, new bras, underwear and socks.
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, dishes, utensils, 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.
Haven Family Overflow Shelter (216.403.1702): baby formula, wipes, socks, underwear, rolling suitcases. Please drop off at Haven behind St. Elizabeth Baptist Church, 6114 Francis Avenue, Cleveland 44127, Tues-Thurs 10am-3pm.
HEALTH & WELLNESS SERVICES (216.281.2500): Gift cards for Target, Walmart, Family Dollar and Dave’s grocery store, 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, plates, dishes, pots, pans, cutlery, laundry and dish soap, toilet paper and umbrellas.
After School Prevention Resources (216.651.6841): ages 12-18 need gift cards (i-Tunes, restaurants, Walmart, Target, etc.), wallets, basketball shorts, basketballs, hats, gloves, CD players, iPods, Cavs gear, watches, alarm clocks, jewelry for girls, sunglasses, umbrellas, backpacks, DVD movies, purses, mini radios and headphones. Please deliver donations on or before December 13 to St. Paul’s Community Church, 4100 Franklin Blvd., Cleveland 44113, Mon-Fri 9:30am-2pm.
GUARDIANSHIP SERVICES (216.696.1132): blankets/throws, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, toiletries and personal care items, slippers (one size fits all), cans of soda, shampoo, body wash, and fast food restaurant gift cards
Friend to Friend (216.861.1838): $20.00 Walmart gift cards, which will be given to the children of people in prison. Friend to Friend is also in need of first class postage stamps.