At Helping Hand House one of our top priorities is that families needing emergency housing enter a fully equipped home with all necessary food, supplies, and furniture/appliances in place. We call it providing the “teaspoons to toilet paper” – and it is a vital part of making a house a home for these families escaping the crisis of homelessness. Groups and individuals organize supplies drives throughout the year. We encourage you to consider helping supply basic needs for Helping Hand House families.
At other times of the year such as Easter, Back to School, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, we like to provide families in all our programs a way to enjoy the holiday without the stress of wondering how they can afford a holiday meal and/or gifts for their children. Therefore, during holiday seasons, our needs are different and our list of Most Needed Items changes.
Items We Accept
We gladly accept gift cards (Safeway, Fred Meyer, Walmart, Gas Stations, etc) which allow us to fulfill client needs throughout the year.
|Comet||Toilet Bowl Cleaner||Disinfectant Spray||Laundry Detergent|
|Fabric Softener||Dishwasher Detergent||Liquid Dish Soap||Sponges with Scrub Back|
|Paper Towels||Oven Cleaner||Mops & Mop Buckets||Brooms & Dust Pans|
|Kitchen & Bathroom Size Trashcans||13 gallon trash can liners||Tub & Tile Cleaner||Windex/Glass Cleaner|
|Furniture Polish||Mr. Clean Eraser Pads||Twin & Queen Mattress Pads (must be new)||Twin & Queen Sheet Sets|
|Pillows||Twin & Queen Blankets||Twin & Queen Comforters||Quilts|
|Bath Towels||Bathroom Hand Towels||Washcloths||Shower Curtains & Rings|
|Bathroom & Kitchen Curtains||Pots & Pans||Dish Towels||Dish Rags|
|Pot Holders||Can Openers||Dish Racks||Mixing Bowls|
|Serving Bowls||Casserole Dishes||Adult & Children Toothbrushes||Adult & Children Toothpaste|
|Liquid Hand Soap||Toilet Paper||Shampoo||Conditioner|
|Body Wash/Bath Gel||Kleenex||Men & Women Shaving Cream||Men & Women Deodorant|
|Disposable Razors||Tampons||Feminine Hygiene Pads||Clothes Hangers|
|Regular Light Bulbs||Appliance Light Bulbs|
* Gently used linens are accepted, but they must be from smoke-free environments, and are not torn and are stain free
FOOD AND FURNITURE
In an effort to eliminate any duplication of services, we now partner with food banks in the central Pierce County area to equip our homes with fresh and canned foods for each family that moves in. Please direct any food donations to a food bank in your area. and remember that expired food can not be accepted.
We also partner with the Northwest Furniture Bank for our client’s furniture needs. Please direct questions about donating used furniture to 253-302-3868 or viewing their website at nwfurnturebank.org.
If you have new furniture to donate, we are able to occasionally accept it as space allows.Please contact us for more information.
Thank you for your continued support!
Tax deduction slips are provided for all donations upon request.
For more information, please contact Laurie Jackson at (253) 651-7152, or email her at