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Essential Items List

Survivors are often forced to leave everything behind to seek safety for themselves and their children. You can help them ease the transition to safety and stability by providing some of these key items.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our clients needs often change day-to-day. 

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We sincerely appreciate all of the thoughtful donations offered and received during these difficult times. If you are not able to donate essential items, we encourage monetary donations to help support DOVE’s work with our clients. Thank you and we hope you stay safe and healthy.


This list was updated on 3/22/2023:


Currently, DOVE is seeking specific items for donation, including:

  • Toilet Paper and Paper Towels

  • Natural Hair Care Products - Shampoo, Conditioner, Curl Cream, Leave-In Conditioner, etc.​​

  • Body wash

  • Razors

  • Baby soap and baby wipes

  • Trash bags

  • Snack assortments (non-perishable)

  • O-Cedar Easywring Microfiber Mop Refills

  • Baking Sheet Trays and Pans (different sizes)

  • Gas Gift Cards

  • $25 Uber gift cards

  • $25-50 Stop and Shop gift cards

  • $25 Target or Walmart gift cards

DOVE needs your support. Our families have immediate needs! Please help.

★ Bed in a Bag - Twin
★ Bath Towels/Washcloths
★ Plastic Mattress Covers – Twin
★ Dish Sets – Plates/Bowls/Cups
★ Silverware
★ Lunch Boxes – For Adults and Children
★ Bus and T Pass
★ Paper Towels

★ Hand Soap
★ Shampoo
★ Toilet Paper
★ Antibacterial Wipes

★ Baby Wash
★ Formula

★ Brooms & Dustpan
★ Antibacterial Wipes

★ School Snacks
★ Juice Boxes


* All donations must be new and full sized.

Although we greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness, we cannot accept these items if they are used or travel sized. 

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Please email to check if we are in current need of an item on this list.

• Fans
• Alarm Clocks
• Floor Rugs (Small)
• Water Bottles
• Pillows*
• Plastic Storage Bins
• Sandwich Bags
• Aluminum Foil
• Plastic Silverware
• Tupperware
• Pots & Pans
• Umbrellas
• Flash lights
• Children/Teen Backpacks
• Napkins
• Paper Plates/Bowls/Cups
• Stamps
• Journals
• Copy Paper

• Pack-n-Plays
• Bottles
• Pacifiers
• Sippy Cups
• Baby Food*
• Baby Powder

• Laundry Baskets
• Body Lotion
• Body Wash
• Floss
• Mouthwash
• Q-tips
• Cotton Balls
• Deodorant*
• Razors/Shaving Cream
• Hairbrushes/Combs
• Hair Accessories
• Hair Styling Products
• Chapstick
• Sunscreen
• Bath Mats*
• Shower Liners

• Mops
• Sponges
• Lysol Spray
• Floor Cleaners
• Laundry Detergent
• Bleach
• Trash Bags*
• All-purpose Cleaners
• Dishwashing Liquid

• Coffee/Filters
• Snack Items
• Cereal
• Canned Goods
• Boxed Goods
• Pasta & Sauce
• Baking Supplies– Flour, Sugar, Oil, Etc.

• Target Gift Card
• Wal-Mart Gift Card
• Stop & Shop Gift Card
• CVS Gift Card

To make a donation, please call us at
617,770.4065 or email to learn drop-off locations and times and to make certain your items fit our current needs.
Storage is very limited, so we cannot accept all donations at all times.
Thank you for your kind understanding.

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