Wish List – In Kind Donations

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Want to Help Families in Real Time?

Are you a Family Promise advocate? Do you enjoy donating throughout the year? Do you wish you could help families with needs right as they arise? Then you should become a Family Helper!

When a specific need arises for a family, you will be the first to hear from us via email or phone, to see if you are able to assist in the specific need. If you are unable to donate at that time, that is no problem, as we will have a handful of helpers.


These rolling needs arise on a family to family basis and could include such items as specific:

  • Sized adult clothing & shoes

  • Sized children clothing & shoes

  • Sized diapers

  • Household appliances

  • Kitchen tools

  • Bedding needs


Being a Family Helper means you are the first to hear from us on a random and rolling family by family basis.

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Thanks to our generous and dedicated local partners, we are limited in donation space at our Day Center and our greatest areas of need are gift card donations, non-perishable foods towards our food pantry, or new and unopened pillows, fitted sheet & place sets.

We do have opportunities to get involved in Giving in other aspects such as coordinating a Fundraiser among your family, friends, and colleagues, or hosting a fundraiser at your congregation, community club, or favorite restaurant to donate directly to Family Promise.


We also accept gift cards. The most useful denominations are $25 and $50 gift cards, which we can combine with other cards to optimally help children and families. Gift cards can be used towards groceries once moved in, furnishing houses during move ins, and for transportation for those without a car.

We suggest grocery cards (Acme and ShopRite), and travel cards (SEPTA Key Cards, Lyft, and Uber).

If you would like to donate gift cards or know specific needs for our families on a rolling basis, please reach out to Madeline at Madeline@familypromisede.org or call 302-998-2222 Ext. 105 for more details and availability!

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: May 2022

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 call us first to check availability, and 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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