FOREST AVENUE FAMILY SHELTER
OUR CURRENT PRESSING NEEDS
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING CLOTHING DONATIONS AT THIS TIME, We Do NOT need cereal right now.

However we ARE in need of:

BOX FANS - Heavy Duty ones please. The cheap ones just do not hold up.

**ALUMINUM FOIL!!!, 13 GALLON TRASH BAGS!!!, COFFEE (NOT DECAF :)  )  ,  CREAMER, COOKING OIL, BUTTER, DETERGENT, BLEACH, &
         FLOOR CLEANER (LYSOL OR SAMS)


**Extra-Large T-shirts, Lounge or scrub pants, scrub pants and tops (sizes XXL, XL, L, M, and S),
Children's T-Shirts

**panties, womens sizes 7 - 12

Socks- for ladies , children, and babies 7-24 months

New Shoes for school-age children, or gift cards to Payless Shoes

**Tampons (Large and Super) and Pads (Super),

**And Soap (big bars)

**Need Twin sized Blankets


At the present time we especially need  Sugar, FOIL, Napkins, 55-Gal trash bags, Serving gloves, bowls, forks/spoons, DISHWASHING LIQUID, FLOOR CLEANER, and STYROFOAM COFFEE CUPS. We also have a need for plastic or vinyl zippered twin mattress covers.(see description below)

Our Regular Needs:

Cleaning Supplies                                        Bath/Beauty
Pine Sol                                                         Feminine Sanitary Products
Cleaning Rags                                              Lotion
Mop Heads                                                    African American Hair Products
Lysol Spray                                                   "Depends" Adult incontinence pants
Laundry Detergent                                      Caucasian hair color   
Fabric Softener Sheets
55 Gallon Trash Bags                                  
Linens/ Etc.
White 13 gal. trash bags                             Wash cloths & towels
Clear Vinyl Gloves-Large                            
Twin-sized sheets & blankets
Dishwater Detergent                                   Pillows & pillowcases     
Pink Floor Cleaner ("Sams")                            "Allerzip Smooth Mattress Encasements"- twin size
                                                                                From Bedbug Central-www.bedbugcentral.com                                                                (we cannot use the cheaper kind that can be found in department stores)           
                                                                                 

Paper/Plastic Products   (NOTE: WE DO NOT CURRENTLY NEED TOILET PAPER OR PAPER TOWELS)                                              
Styrofoam Plates
Small styrofoam coffee cups                       Clothing Items
10-12oz Disp. plastic cups                           Large-3X T-shirts
Disposable bowls                                          ***Lounge Pants/Scrub Pants & Tops (All sizes)
Disposable flatware
Paper Towels
Napkins                                                          Office Supplies
Toilet Paper                                                    8 1/2 x 11 paper
                                                                    ink cartridges for Brother-MFC 9340CDW (black and color)  
Food Items                                                     8 1/2 x 14 paper
Salt & Pepper                                                 Index Cards , Post-It Notes, and white out.
Tabasco-type hot sauce 
Sugar (large bags) & Creamer                   Miscellaneous Kitchen Supplies
Cooking Oil                                                     5 compartment serving trays
Kool-Aid                                                          Metal spoons & forks
Spreadable margarine (tub size)                 Zip-lock bags (sandwich and gallon)
Salad dressings                                             Heavy Duty Food Service Foil
Cream of ___ soups                                      Food Service Plastic Wrap
Tomato products                                           Clear Food-Service gloves (large)
Canned Fruit                                                  Water Sanitizer Tablets (for cleaning & dishwater)
Cereal
Corn
Green Beans       (Note: We do not need salad dressings or cereals at the present time)

Many of these items can be purchased in bulk at Sam's or Costco. Buy the large package, keep some out for your family and bring the rest to the shelter.                                     


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