Wish List – In Kind Donations

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: March 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:
Tyler Shade, Development & Marketing Manager • tyler@familypromisede.org • (302) 998-2222 ext. 105

Click here to download this list as a Word Document.

Top Needs

  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes/spray
  • Trash Bags
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Paper towels/toilet paper
  • Laundry detergent pods or liquid laundry detergent
  • Toilet bowl cleaner

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

  • Twin sheet sets
    • New or lightly used
  • Twin-sized comforters
    • New or lightly used
  • Pillows (new)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Appliances, toys, kitchen tools, and other household goods
  • Books