Urgent and On-Going Needs

Many clients have to quickly leave a dangerous situation and come to us with only a few belongings they were able to stuff in a bag. You can help our clients regain a sense of normalcy by donating to our ongoing programs. Below are links to lists that show what we either need right now for a somewhat special need or that we always seem to be short of on a regular basis. Your gifts will help the women and their children while they are at the shelter, as well as when they gain more independence and transition into their own homes. The items will also be shared with clients who are in our Non Residential program.

Organize a Drive

If you or your group is interested in organizing a drive to collect urgent and ongoing needs, please call Christina Harrover, Research Education and Development Coordinator 409-443-0511 or send an email to charrover@rccgc.org.

Most of our clients arrive at our shelter with just a few belongings that they were able to stuff in a bag. Part of the services that we offer to them includes clothes and personal items. Help us bring as much comfort as possible during their stay at our shelter. Please help us provide our clients with new clothing and personal items by donating the following items:

Supplies for Art Therapy Classes

  • Shoes (must be closed toe, preferrably boots or heels)
  • Shoe boxes/cigar boxes
  • Plain. solid colored T-shirts of assorted sizes
  • Paint pens, sharpies (preferrably metalic), puff paint pens for T-shirts
  • Safety pins
  • Assorted picture frames
  • Tissue paper of various colors
  • Small pencil sharpeners
  • Spray adhesives
  • Craft wire
  • Hand-held, single hole punchers (simple circle or with designs)
  • Any other art items are welcomes, as well

Clothing for Women & Children

  • T-shirts, shorts, pants
  • Sweat suits and warm-up gear
  • Socks, casual shoes
  • New undergarments (bras and underwear especially in larger sizes)
  • Business attire
  • School uniforms
  • Pajamas
  • Accessories & jewelry
  • Tote bags for clothing and other personal items

Personal Items for Women

  • Cotton Balls, Cotton Swabs, Tissues
  • Perfumes and Lotions
  • Blow Dryers, Curlers, and Curling Irons
  • Combs, Brushes, and Accessories
  • Hair Products (ethnically diverse)
  • Pillows, Travel alarm clock, Umbrellas
  • Shampoo & Conditioner (full size)
  • Bars of Soap, Deodorant, Razors and Shaving Gel
  • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Floss, Mouthwash
  • Sanitary Napkins & Tampons

Personal Items for Children

  • Diapers
  • Pull-up diapers for boys & girls
  • Diaper bags & changing pads
  • Baby items(wipes, wash, diaper ointment, powder)
  • Bottles, pacifiers, feeding spoons & bowls
  • Sunscreen & bug spray
  • Baby blankets & crib sets
  • Single & double strollers

Educational Items

  • Books in all languages (leisure reading)
  • New magazine subscriptions (ethnically diverse)
  • Backpacks
  • Notebooks
  • 3 Ring binders
  • Colored pencils
  • Construction paper
  • Dividers
  • Pocket folders
  • Glue
  • Highlighters
  • Index cards
  • Crayons
  • Kleenex
  • Rulers
  • Lined notebook paper
  • Scissors

Enrichment and Entertainment Items

The Resource and Crisis Center offers a Children’s Enrichment Program for children and youth that are staying at our shelter. The program provides after school, field trips and events for children of all ages. Please support our Children’s Enrichment Program by donating the following items:

  • Tickets for theater, musical or sports events
  • Sports equipment (basketballs, rubber balls)

Food for the Food Pantry

The Resource and Crisis Center provides three healthy meals and snacks to the women and children staying in the shelter. The following items will help replenish the food pantry for the women and children in the shelter.

  • Canned fruits in light syrup
  • Canned soups (Campbell’s soup)
  • Canned vegetables (peas, corn, green beans, mixed vegetables)
  • Canned tuna or chicken, packed in water
  • Microwave food (macaroni, noodle cups)
  • Cereals, cereal bars, pop tarts and oatmeal
  • Pastas, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, spaghetti sauce
  • Drinks (100% juice cans or boxes and bottled water)
  • Snack crackers – snacks for children who obtain counseling services and for children who come with family members to group sessions

Transportation Items

RCC offers transportation for our Residential/Shelter Clients to attend job interviews and development programs, search for future housing, attend medical appointments, or meet with other social service agencies. This is a vital service to our clients, as the majority of women and families living in the shelter are without transportation of their own.

  • Gift certificates for car wash and detail
  • Car seats for infants and toddlers
  • Bus tokens
  • Gas cards/Gift cards

Job Development Items

The Resource and Crisis Center offers a Job Development Program for our clients that are staying at our shelter. The Job Development Advocate provides assistance with skills assessment, career planning, financial assistance for education and training, life skills training. Part of the services we offer include proper attire for interviews and employment uniforms. Please support our Job Development Program donating the following items.

  • Women’s interview clothing especially larger sizes
  • Planners, calendars, legal pads
  • Pens, pencils and calculators
  • Watches and alarm clocks

Gift Cards

Gift Cards are an easy and convenient way to support the Resource and Crisis Center. Gift cards make it possible for us to purchase urgent and ongoing needs for our clients. Please consider donating gift cards so that we can continue providing these items to our clients. We accept gift cards for any amounts. The following is a list of gift cards that we can use to purchase the items for our clients:

Types of Gift Cards

  • Wal-mart gift cards
  • Target gift cards
  • Visa gift cards

 

If you have any questions in reference to donating gift cards, please call Kim Dimmett, at (409) 443-0523 or send an email to kdimmett@rccgc.org.

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