Always Needed Items

New or gently used survival supplies, clothing, and household items are always needed to help keep our clients safe and comfortable. 

Donations can be made Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm,
to our Whatcom County or Skagit County offices.
Questions? Contact Heather at heatherm@nwys.org or (360) 734-9862.

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To access a printable version of the list below, click here: NWYS Always Needed Items

DETOUR STREET OUTREACH PROGRAM: 

Food Items (individually-sized):

  • Instant meals (Cup Noodles, Easy Mac & Cheese, cans of soup)
  • Granola bars
  • High protein snacks (beef jerky, nuts)
  • Instant hot chocolate
  • Instant coffee
  • Water
  • Gatorade

Camping Equipment

  • Tents
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets
  • Tarps

Clothing Items (men’s & women’s clothing, all sizes)
Please note: we have limited capacity to accept large clothing donations.

  • New socks
  • New underwear/boxers
  • Waterproof Shoes (boots or sneakers), especially in larger sizes
  • Warm/waterproof jackets, especially larger sizes
  • Snow/rain pants
  • Jeans/work pants (especially men’s sizes)
  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirts/sweaters
  • Bras/sport bras

Miscellaneous:

  • Bus passes
  • First aid items (Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment)
  • Backpacks
  • Tote bags
  • Bike locks
  • Flashlights
  • Headphones
  • Hand warmers
  • Dog food

Gift Cards:

  • Fred Meyer, Target, Walmart
  • Grocery stores
  • Drugstores (Walgreens, Rite Aid)
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Coffee shops

Infant Care Items:

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby wipes

Personal Care products:

  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap/body wash
  • Floss
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pads/tampons

 

HOUSING PROGRAMS:

Please contact us before donating large furniture items. 

Furniture:

  • Couches
  • Kitchen tables
  • Chairs
  • End tables
  • Dressers
  • Mattresses (twin or full)
  • Box springs (twin or full)

Linens:

  • Blankets/comforters
  • Sheets/pillowcases (twin or full)
  • Pillows
  • Towels

Miscellaneous:

  • Alarm Clocks
  • File organizers
  • Power strips
  • Hangers
  • Lamps

Cleaning Supplies and other essentials:

  • Vacuums
  • Brooms/dust pans
  • Sponges
  • Mops
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Dish soap/Dishwasher detergent
  • Laundry detergent
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels

Kitchen Supplies:

  • Dishes
  • Cups/mugs
  • Utensils (spoons, forks, knives)
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Ice cube trays
  • Pots and pans
  • Cutting boards
  • Garbage cans
  • Pot Holders
  • Cookie Sheets
  • Dish towels
  • Tupperware
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap
  • Microwaves
  • Toasters

Bathroom:

  • Bathmats
  • Shower curtain and hooks
  • Wastebaskets
  • Toilet brush
  • Hand soap

Thank you for your support!