May Donations Needed 2022

Happy May! This month’s Donations Needed list got a big update. We asked for a lot of personal supplies like makeup, body wash, and vitamins over the last couple of months, and our donors showed up and showed out! Knocking those off the list meant we could make room for more house oriented needs, like a new broom, a counter organizer for the bathroom (9 residents means we need to be creative with storage space!), and surge protectors to replace some of our older ones.

The Donations Needed list gets tweaked throughout the month and is based off of asks from our residents, things staff or volunteers see a need for, and just things that have maybe seen better days, like our silverware drawer organizer. It takes such a weight off knowing we don’t have to worry about running to the store to get paper towels because we were out, or groceries because some of our residents haven’t received their food stamps yet. It gives staff and volunteers the ability to focus fully on meeting the needs of our residents on a more emotional, mental, personal level. Best of all, it means our residents know they’re supported by their community-the people they pass in the grocery store or meet at the bus stop.

Thank you for your continued support and for giving our ladies a place to call home. We couldn’t do this without you!

Please feel free to shop our Amazon wishlist or your favorite retailer; you can even have your items delivered directly to us so you don’t have to leave home!

If you’d like to gift Hospitality House with a little extra at no cost to you, you can make purchases through smile.amazon.com and select Hospitality House as your chosen organization. Find out more here.


April Donations Needed 2022

I like to think of Hospitality House as a place where residents can experience the hope and renewal of Springtime year round. Upon entry, each resident receives a new pair of pajamas to give them a fresh start. A new pair of slippers to say, “welcome home.” Toiletries, makeup, and food to help give them stamina and confidence to face the days ahead. It’s amazing what happens to people when they are treated as people and not as an inconvenience or burden. They begin to see the glow within themselves, and their mindset changes from “I’m stuck,” to “I’m almost there, just a little further.”

Donations are not just material possessions, they’re little messages of hope to our ladies. They say, “I see you, I’m here for you, there are better things ahead.”

This month’s donations needed list, as always, is curated based on the needs and requests of clients. Please know that if you donate, you’re giving our residents hope, and that’s no small thing.

Please feel free to shop our Amazon wishlist or your favorite retailer; you can even have your items delivered directly to us so you don’t have to leave home.

If you’d like to gift Hospitality House with a little extra at no cost to you, you can make purchases through smile.amazon.com and select Hospitality House as your chosen organization. Find out more here.


March Donations Needed 2022

A common compliment to hear is that homeless individuals are so strong and courageous. It’s true, they accomplish so much with so little. They push on when they’re exhausted and keep fighting. Wouldn’t it be nice, though, if they didn’t have to be strong or fight? If systems didn’t fail them, if abusers faced justice, if mental health issues were addressed differently, if dollars stretched just a little further?

Hospitality House aims to be a place where our residents don’t have to be tough or courageous. Our ladies are welcome to share their fears with us, to cry, laugh, build trust and tear down walls. Sometimes we forget how exhausting it feels when you have to be strong and there’s no other choice. I’m sure many of us have heard that you can’t pour from an empty cup, but that’s precisely what homeless individuals manage to do-they push and they try and they pour from their cups to get a single ounce of relief.

You, our donors, help so much in refilling those cups. You give these women a chance to rest, and a safe space to just exist. Thank you for allowing our women to be something other than strong or courageous. Thank you for letting them be who they are, and supporting them so they can simply be.

Below you’ll see the list of donations needed for March. If you feel compelled to help our present and future residents, please feel free to shop our Amazon wishlist or your favorite retailer, you can even have your items delivered directly to us so you don’t have to leave home.

If you’d like to gift Hospitality House with a little extra at no cost to you, you can make purchases through smile.amazon.com and select Hospitality House as your chosen organization. Find out more here.


February Donations Needed 2022

Every single woman coming through our doors has a unique life experience, but often we have observed a pattern emerging beginning the moment a new resident walks through the doors.

There is always fear that shows itself when arriving at the shelter, sometimes only one bag in hand. Then delight when a new resident enjoys their first home-cooked dinner brought by one of our meal providers. Then they get a warm shower, clean clothes, they make their bed, and start to make Hospitality House home. Each resident develops their own routine, and with that, a sense of comfort.

The donations needed list is made to aid in providing each resident comfort. The new pajamas you donate gives each woman the ability to relax with a new peace of mind, the mascara you bought on sale allows her to feel confident to her job interview, the blanket your quilting group made allows her to feel like she’s home. Residents will often take items like these with them when their time comes to leave. They want to take their comfort with them, so of course they can take their favorite blanket or the coffee mug they’ve used every morning for the last 3 months. Your donations give them a piece of home to take with them.

Thank you for your donations that create a sense of home for our ladies, and thank you for continuously donating so that well of comfort never runs dry.

We understand that it might be easier and safer to shop from home. We would like to invite you to check out our Needs List on Amazon, and have your donations delivered directly to Hospitality House.

If you’d like to gift Hospitality House with a little extra at no cost to you, you can make purchases through smile.amazon.com and select Hospitality House as your chosen organization. Find out more here.


January Donations Needed 2022

Happy New Year! We made it through 2021-another year of masking, ever changing mandates, missing our friends and family, and worrying about what the future holds. How lucky are we, though, to have spent another year supporting each other and our community! Hospitality House would like to thank everyone for their extreme generosity this past year and holiday season. Our office volunteers donated their time to ensure our ladies could stay safe and warm during “snowmageddon,” our meal coordinators and providers delivered delicious homemade stews, salads, cookies, and casseroles, our overnight volunteers ensured our ladies had everything they needed for a good night’s rest, and our donors provided our current and future residents with all of their daily essentials.

Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2021. You gave all of our residents something they could count on during such unprecedented times. That stability and that hope makes a world of difference.

Below you can find our need list for this month. We know everyone has given so much already, but with a new year comes new challenges, new needs, and new residents. Please consider meeting these needs so we can give our ladies something else to look forward to and depend on in 2022.

We understand that it might be easier and safer to shop from home. We would like to invite you to check out our Needs List on Amazon, and have your donations delivered directly to Hospitality House.

If you’d like to gift Hospitality House with a little extra at no cost to you, you can make purchases through smile.amazon.com and select Hospitality House as your chosen organization. Find out more here.


December Donations Needed 2021

Christmas Eve will find me where the love light gleams, I’ll be home for Christmas if only in my dreams.

What gets you in the spirit of the season? Do you take your children to look at Christmas lights, decorate your house while sipping on eggnog, or watch your favorite holiday movies while snuggled up in matching family pajamas? For many, a month’s worth (or more) of effort goes into orchestrating the perfect holiday. For the ladies of Hospitality House, the search for stability continues while their neighbors and friends decorate their trees. They make countless phone calls trying to find an affordable apartment or a job that can support them. Our residents rely on our staff, volunteers and donors to make their holiday special so they may continue their efforts.

Staff helps residents decorate to make the shelter feel more cozy and festive, and volunteers provide delicious homemade dinners nightly, but there are some things you can do to go above and beyond this time of year. Our donations needed lists are carefully crafted with the health, safety, and happiness of our residents in mind. This particular month, though, we request a bit more. We ask that you throw in a bit of Christmas magic to make the love light gleam here at Hospitality House.

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we understand that it might be easier to shop from home. We would like to invite you to check out our Needs List on Amazon, and have your donations delivered directly to Hospitality House.

If you’d like to gift Hospitality House with a little extra at no cost to you, you can make purchases through smile.amazon.com and select Hospitality House as your chosen organization. Find out more here.


November Donations Needed List

What are you grateful for this month? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are beginning to think about all the things for which we are thankful. What small things in your life make it easier to get through the week? Is it your car seat warmers? Your weighted blanket? Your pet? Sometimes it is easy to start taking things for granted. At Hospitality House we are reminded that the small things count! Your donation of coffee can make her morning before a long day at work. A donation of handwarmers can make all the difference for those cold days waiting by the bus stop. You can make a difference and you do make a difference to the lives of our women. This month we are grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers and donors who keep this place running.

Check out our November Donations Needed List below:

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/


October Donations Needed 2021

Happy October! Thank you all for supporting us last month by walking for our women! We continue to be amazed by the support we receive from all of you and our women feel cared for because of you. One way you can continue to help our women throughout the year is by purchasing items from our needs list. These are things we request to meet the needs of the women and keep the shelter clean. Below you can find our needs list for the month:

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/


Donations Needed September 2021

While we busily prep for our Walk for the Women Fundraiser, the women of Hospitality House are diligently working with their case managers to find housing. This current group loves to work together. They share resources with one another and share insightful tips on how to be successful with goals. It is always heart-warming to see how the women can have such compassion for one another. These women deserve a space to feel safe and at home while they work on their goals. One way we help the women feel at home is by providing them with basic necessities like toiletries. Below you will find our Donations Needed List for the month of September. If you’d like to support our women by helping them feel at home, purchasing items from the Donations Needed List is always a great place to start.

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/


August Donations Needed 2021

Hi Friends!

August is rolling full steam ahead, and we have a new Donations Needed List that we would love and need your help fulfilling.

You will notice that our Donations Needs List has a new format, so we hope it is easier on your eyes.

Please remember that you are absolutely welcome to drop donations off to Hospitality House. However if it is easier – you can use our Amazon link below which provides a list of the things we need at the shelter, but and you can help shop for us from the comfort of your home!

Thank you for always supporting us and covering the Residents of Hospitality House with your donations. We couldn’t do this work without you!

Or pop over to Amazon and shop our Needs List from home! You can have donations delivered to the shelter without leaving your perch. Go to: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BMTT8YXQ8TJI?ref_=wl_share

Alternatively, you can buy your Amazon purchases through Amazon smile, which will make direct monetary donations to Hospitality House. Find our more about this here: https://hospitalityhousesouthking.org/shopping-can-support-hospitality-house/