Wish List – In Kind Donations

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Due to the majority of our families being 'Adopted' for the Holidays by our generous local partners, our greatest areas of need are gift card donations and secret shoppers for last minute specific gift shopping!

We do have opportunities to get involved in Holiday Giving in other aspects such as coordinating a Gift Card Drive among your family, friends, and colleagues. The most useful denominations are $25 and $50 gift cards, which we can combine with other cards to optimally help children and families.

We suggest multi-purpose cards (Amex, Visa) as well as those from popular merchants such as Amazon, Target, and Walmart, along with grocery stores (Acme and ShopRite), and travel (SEPTA Key Cards, Lyft, and Uber).

If you would like to donate gift cards or become a secret shopper for our families, please reach out to Madeline at Madeline@familypromisede.org or call 302-998-2222 Ext. 105 for more details and availability!

Top Needs

  • Bed sheets (Queen & twin)
  • Pots & Pans
  • Grocery store gift cards
  • Walmart gift cards
  • Shower curtains
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes/spray
  • Trash Bags
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Paper towels/toilet paper

Supplies for families in our shelter and for when they secure housing

  • Twin / Queen sheet sets
    • New or lightly used
  • Twin / Queen comforters
    • New or lightly used
  • Pillows (new)
  • Shower curtains
  • Complete dish sets
    • Complete sets should include at least 4 plates, 4 bowls, and 4 cups
  • Complete cutlery set
    • Complete sets should include at least 4 forks, 4 spoons, and 4 knives
  • Kitchen Appliances
    • Needs vary family to family and arise during move-ins, so please contact us directly for specific appliance needs
  • Towels
    • New or lightly used
  • Inflatable mattresses — please contact us if you’d like to purchase one for a family!

Cleaning Supplies

  • Disinfecting wipe
  • Disinfectant spray (like Lysol)
  • All-purpose spray cleaner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish detergent
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Window cleaner
  • Cleanser
  • Sponges
  • Swiffer
  • Trash bags
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Drain opener
  • Toilet brush
  • Broom

Paper Supplies

  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels


  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste (full size)
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Shower soap (if liquid, full size)
  • Shampoo/conditioner (full size)
  • Lotion (full size)

We also accept gift card donations! Contact us for more information.

Supplies we don't currently need

Thanks to our partnerships with other community organizations, we currently have these needs covered for our families! Due to our limited storage space, we kindly request that you direct your donations of these items to other organizations — we can provide recommendations:

  • Furniture, mattresses, and other large items

    • We have a partnership with Catholic Charities for furniture donations. When families we serve need furniture, they can get access through Catholic Charities! You can reach Catholic Charities at (302) 764-2717 or visit their website here.

  • Clothes

    • We have a partnership with Friendship House for clothing donations. When families we serve need clothing, they can get it through Friendship House’s Clothing Bank program! You can reach the Friendship House Clothing Bank at (302) 654-1390 or visit their website here.

  • Toys

  • Books

By donating everyday items to Family Promise, you can make a difference in the lives of families experiencing homelessness who are working hard to regain sustainable independence.

Last updated: November 2021

Thank you for helping to end family homelessness! Hundreds of families in all of our programs count on donors and supply drive organizers like you for the following essential supplies.

To drop off supplies, please visit us on weekdays (Monday – Friday) from 9 am – 4 pm:
2104 St. James Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808

Please contact us if you have any questions:
Madeline Goodall, Development & Marketing Manager • Madeline@familypromisede.org • (302) 998-2222 ext. 105

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