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!! UPDATE !!

OBC has been assigned a family of 8!  Father & Mother 60 & 56, sons 20, 18, 14, 13 & 7, and a daughter aged 15.  The family hasn't been assigned housing yet, but our best guess is that it will be 2 apartments.  We have created a Signup Genius account listing all of the items we believe we will need for the apartments and the link is below.

If you have items you think may be needed, please hold onto them for a few more weeks if possible while we determine exactly what will be needed.  If you MUST have an item picked up prior to the time we move our family, we will make arrangements to pick up your donation and store it until needed.  Once the family has been assigned, we will have a short window to finish collecting the essentials to outfit an apartment and stock it with an initial supply of food.

In case you can't access the SignUpGenius, the list below gives a general idea of the items that we need.

Larger Items

Some larger ticket items that our family or many others will need include

  • Computers / laptops / tablets
  • Bicycles – adult and child
  • Dependable used cars or donations towards purchasing one

We have a volunteer from church who will scrub any used computers for you prior to donating them.

Apartment Set-up

KITCHEN 

Remember, they are cooking for a LARGE family!   Amazon links are examples only, items don’t have to be the ones shown.

 

BATH 

  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Shower curtain & rings
  • Shower Caddy
  • New washable floor rugs 
  • Moisturizing shampoos and conditioners
  • Body Wash
  • Hand Soap
  • Hairbrush
  • Beard trimmer / hair clippers
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Toilet paper
  • Kleenex
  •  

BEDROOMS

  • Queen, Full or Twin Mattresses
  • Queen, Full or Twin Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Curtains
  • Small Nightstands
  • Plastic stacking drawers
  • Possibly smaller dressers – may not have room
  • Hampers
  • Alarm clocks
  • Light bulbs
  • Hangers
  • Trash can
  • Mirror

LIVING ROOM

We have already found:

  • Couches
  • Lamps
  • Side tables 
  • Coffee tables

We could still use:

  • Large pillows to use for sitting on the floor 

HOME 

  • Simple sewing machine 
  • Steam iron (no ironing board) 

CLEANING PRODUCTS

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop
  • Broom / dustpan
  • Kitchen / Bathroom floor cleaner
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Windex
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Soap
  • Kitchen Cleaner
  • Dish Towels
  • Dish rags/ brushes/ sponges
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry basket
  • Plunger
  • Toilet brush
  • Large kitchen trash can
  • Kitchen Trash bags
  • Large Trash bags

 

FOOD

We’ll work on a more complete list, but a few items will be:

  • Black or green tea
  • Nuts
  • Dried Fruit
  • Basmati rice
  • Lentils
  • Raisins
  • Carrots
  • Ground cardamom
  • Garlic
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon

Clothing

  • All children’s clothing (elementary through high school sizes) 
  • NEW Socks and underwear for both genders, all sizes, all ages. 
  • Men’s shirts and trousers in smaller sizes 
  • Gently used or new shoes in all sizes.

 

Catholic Charities has an Amazon Wish List which can give you some ideas of items that are most needed:

https://smile.amazon.com/registries/custom/3LYU1YHKK6QN7/guest-view?ref=gr_search_page_result