Donation of Goods

Holiday Wish List

Thank you to everyone who gave so generously for the holidays. We were able to provide gifts for over 300 people.  Please check back in October for the 2017 Holiday Wish List.

For a pdf of our 2016 Holiday Wish List please click here.

Grassroots is always wishing for these things.

Evening Activity for Residents of Men's Shelter

Items can be dropped off any time at our main location at 6700 Freetown Road in Columbia. Please be sure to fill out a donation slip so that we may properly acknowledge your donation. For any other types of items please contact the shelter office at 410-531-6006 or e-mail to

What we need:


Immediate Needs

The following are items that we particularly need this month:

In the kitchen:

• Large size apple and grape juice
• Snack foods for after school (puddings, apple sauce, granola bars, canned fruit, chips, capri sun drinks etc.)
• Ground Coffee for Automatic Drip Coffeemakers
• Canned soups and microwavable meals
• Sugar, Spenda, and coffee creamer

In the Shelter:

• Hypo-allergenic baby wipes (for our newborn)
• Clorox or Lysol Wipes
• Diapers (All Sizes)
• Body Wash (Full Size)
• Deodorant for men and women

For Crisis Services:

• For Crisis Pantry: Progresso soups, shelf stable milk, jelly, tuna, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit.

• $10-$20 Gas Cards for walk-in clients needing help with gas to get to work

• 10-$20 Gift Cards to Giant or Walmart for walk-in clients needing food

Thank you for your support. Please check back next month as our immediate needs change regularly.  If you have any questions, please contact the Shelter Office at 410-531-6006.

Baby Products

• Diapers (especially large sizes)
• Pull Ups
• Baby Wipes
• Baby Monitors – new or working


Household Items

• Laundry Detergent
• Bleach
• Pillows (new)
• Pillowcases
• Twin Size Sheets
• Bath Towels
• Wash Cloths
• Laundry Bags
• Cleaning Supplies
• Paper Products

Food Items

• Cereal, cold or serving size hot
• Coffee or tea, creamer and sugar (Splenda)
• Juice boxes
• Snack items (crackers, chips)
• Peanut butter & jelly
• Macaroni and Cheese
• Mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, salad dressings
• Tuna
• Canned fruit
• Drink mixes
• Canned soups
• Canned stew, chili, and other meals ready to eat

Personal Items

• Body Wash for men and women
• Body lotion and hand cream
• Deodorant
• Toothpaste
• Dental floss
• Razors for men and women
• Shaving Cream for men and women
• Hair care products for AA hair

Employment Related

• Flash drives
• Weekly Calendars
• Multi-pocket folders (for organizing employment info)

Gift Cards

• Food Stores (Giant, Safeway, etc.)
• BJ’s, Sam’s Club, Costco
• Target
• Walmart
• Gas stations


• Tums (tablets)