We are able to meet the needs of the residents of Joseph Floyd Manor each week because of YOUR generosity. Whether we are talking about our female or male residents, elderly or different-abled, it is important to remember that we all have the same or similar needs, and the need for food, toiletries and personal items is absolutely no different. The folks we help may be on fixed incomes, financially struggling, dealing with unplanned expenses, or just coming up short, so being able to provide these basic items is a big deal to our residents (and greatly appreciated).
Collect a little of everything, or focus on just a couple of items – it is completely up to you. Whatever items you decide to collect and donate, will certainly be put to good use and will never go to waste.
Want to help, but not sure where to start? Check out our idea lists below!
In-Kind Donation Guidelines
Drop-Off: Thursdays between 10:00a and 11:00a.
New or Like New Items: shirts, pants, shorts, shoes, coats, curtains, bicycles, etc.
Only New Items: food, underwear, socks, toiletries, personal items, mattresses, pillows, bed linens, bath towels, wash cloths, etc.
We do NOT accept: used undergarments, used mattresses, items that are not age appropriate, stained/torn items, items that smell, items that contain/advertise alcohol or illegal activities, perfumes/cologne, used linens, expired food, items that need to be refrigerated, or medications.
If you have any questions about in-kind donations or would like to set up an alternative donation drop-off, please reach out to us for assistance firstname.lastname@example.org
*new, non-perishable, not expired*
– Peanut butter / nut butter
– Canned soup / stew / chili
– Canned or dried fruit
– Canned vegetables / beans
– Pasta / sauce
– Canned chicken, tuna, SPAM, ham
– Oatmeal / cereal
– Shelf-stable milk
– Coffee / dry creamers
– Carnation Instant Breakfast
– Cooking oils (olive and Canola)
– Dried herbs + spices
– Trail mix
– Granola bars
– Meals in a box
Things to Keep in Mind when Donating Food
While we encourage you to give what you can, it’s most beneficial for us to provide our residents with food they can use. Consider donating food with pop-top lids for residents who may have difficulty opening cans with a can opener.
There are items we cannot distribute such as alcohol of any kind, home-canned goods, or food where the ingredients are not available in English. Remember, if that canned item has been sitting in the back of your pantry for an unknown amount of time, dented, or damaged in any way, it’s probably best to leave that donation at home, or throw it out.
We encourage you to give the healthiest food possible, but also realize you have a budget. If you can afford to donate organic items, great. If not, that’s OK, too. Every donation makes a difference. What’s most important is that we all come together to help our neighbors.
– Body wash
– Shampoo / conditioner – for ALL hair types
– Toothpaste / toothbrushes
– Mouthwash / floss
– Denture care products
– Cotton balls / q-tips
– Tweezers / manicure sets
– Band-Aids / first aid supplies
– Hydrocortisone cream
– Hydrogen peroxide / alcohol prep wipes
– Razors / shaving cream
– Adult diapers
– Face wipes / baby wipes
– Combs / brushes
– All purpose cleaning solutions
– Toilet bowl cleaner
– Swiffers (duster, dry, wet) and pads
– Ajax / Comet / Pine Sol / Scrubbing Bubbles
– Cleaning cloths
– Windex / Tilex / Lysol
– Laundry detergent
– Dish detergent
– Mops and buckets
– Brooms and dustpans
– Small trash cans
– Sponges and green scouring pads
– Wipes with cleaning chemicals
– Toilet paper
– Paper towels