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.


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.


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.