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Kit Menu

Sometimes a community group, church, or business would like to help our domestic violence and sexual abuse families with a donation drive to make gift baskets or kits. These are very welcome, especially when establishing a new household, or for holidays like Mother's Day or Christmas. We give you some ideas below for the most helpful and needed types of kits and what they might include.

While this is a suggested item menu, please make sure that kits are consistent, and all items are full sized and new/unopened.

Alternatively, gift cards and cash are always welcome and accepted! It is so rewarding for clients to be able to choose the type and style of items that they receive.  

As always, cash donations allow for the most customized assistance for clients. Click here to go to our secure donation page.  For a list of how your donation dollars benefit a client, see “DONATION DOLLARS COUNT


We appreciate advanced notice if you are planning a kit donation, and it is always more beneficial if you check in prior to preparing your items and/or event. If you have any questions about organizing a donation of kits, or organizing a corporate give back event, email











Welcome Home Essentials 

(Family of 4 typical) 

Provided to clients who are transitioning into a new home. 




Laundry basket (Example



  • Dinnerware for 6 
  • Silverware   
  • Serving utensils 
  • Drinking glasses 
  • Coffee cups 
  • Pots and pans  
  • Bake ware  
  • Tupperware 
  • Paper Towels 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


The Linen Closet 

Provided to clients who are transitioning into a new home. 




Plastic Tote (Example



  • Kitchen towels  
  • Bath Towels (hand towels and bathing towels) 
  • Standard size pillows 
  • Gift cards for bedding, sheets, etc. (Walmart/Target) 


Clean as a Whistle 

Provided to clients who are transitioning into a new home. 





Cleaning caddy (Example) Or 

Garbage bin (Example




  • Laundry detergent 
  • Dish soap 
  • Comet 
  • Bleach 
  • Windex 
  • All-purpose cleaner (Lysol or Fabuloso) 
  • Rag towels 
  • Paper towels 
  • Sponges  
  • Broom/Dustpan 
  • Spin mop (Example) or other mop 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 



Provided to clients transitioning into new home to have a place to sleep.   




In box, brand new. 



Mattress in box:  



  • Gift card to purchase both mattress and frame of choice. 




Provided to clients who are considering exiting an abusive relationship and/or facing natural disaster or homelessness. 





Small/medium duffle bags (Example



  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Hairbrush 
  • Small shampoo & conditioner 
  • Soap 
  • Face wipes 
  • Lotion 
  • Feminine pads 
  • Undies (M/L) 
  • Leggings (M/L) 
  • T-shirt (L) 
  • Bath towel 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


Hygiene Kits  *FULLY STOCKED

Provided to clients when they enter the shelter and/or upon exit from the shelter and transition to new home. 






Tote bag (Example) or backpack (Example




Full sized: 

  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Body wash (liquid) 
  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Deodorant 
  • Sanitary pads 
  • Loofas/body brushes/scrubs 
  • Brushes/combs 
  • Flip flops 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 



Youth Hygiene Kits 

Provided to children when they enter the shelter and/or upon exit from shelter and transition to a new home. 






Water-proof case (Example



  • Tear free shampoo 
  • Children’s body wash 
  • Children’s toothpaste 
  • Children’s toothbrush 
  • Children’s wash mitt/cloth 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


Technology Bundle 

Provided to clients for various needs: i.e. to enable school functionality, access to court documents, courtroom appearances, etc. 




Protective case (Example



  1. Tablets + earbuds/mic Chromebooks + earbuds/mic 
    Laptops + earbuds/mic 
  2. Phone (Example) + Starter Plan (Example)
  3. Internet starter plan
    - Hotspot (Example)
    - 60 Day plan (Example)
  4. Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


Small Appliances  

Almost every client transitioning into a new home would love to have new appliances. 




In box, brand new. 



  • Blender (most desired) 
  • Toaster 
  • Toaster Oven 
  • Microwave 
  • Hand mixer 
  • Crockpot/Instant Pot 
  • Vacuum cleaner 
  • Gift cards (Walmart/Target) 


Collapsible Travel Bags 

Provided to clients who enter hotels with nothing to hold their belongings – restores dignity.  Foldability helps us with storage. 









The Birthday Store 

Kids in our support groups and shelter love being able to “go shopping” on their birthday in our little birthday gift store (a.k.a. closet). 







Toys for ages 5-12 

Gift Certificates (ie movies, Scandia) for older kids. 



Gift Cards and Cash 

Given to clients for various needs: gas, food, basic needs. 






Click here to go to our secure donation page.