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Our Needed Items List


By giving to Lydia’s House, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women and children escaping domestic violence. You can help make certain that Lydia’s House will remain a vital member of the community, helping to ensure that the women and children who come to us in the wake of abuse will be able to receive the support and resources necessary to rebuild their lives. Through ongoing efforts we continue to improve our programs to provide the best possible support and resources available. Your support can truly help change lives.

Lydia’s House does not accept used toys, books, clothing or sample-sized items. We are not able to accept furniture at this time, but please continue to check our website as our needs change.

We ask that all previously used items be cleaned, operational, and need no repair. We are not able to accept furniture at this time, but please continue to check our website as our needs change.View the list of agencies that accept the items we cannot.

Items in bold are currently most needed.  View Printer Friendly Version

Contact for further information or to schedule drop-offs.



School Supplies:

  • Backpacks – large
  • Loose-Leaf Paper – wide ruled only
  • 2-pocket Folders
  • Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Binders (1″)
  • Big Pink Erasers

Household Needs:

  • Kitchen towels and dishrags
  • Cookie sheets/Pizza pans (new only)
  • 13 gallon trash cans
  • Small Dish Drainers
  • Kitchen Fire Extinguishers
  • Bath Towel Sets (face, hand, body) – new only, neutral colors please
  • Telephones (no cordless)
  • Digital TV converter boxes
  • TV/Antennas (less than 25 lbs.)
  • Irons, new covers for ironing boards
  • Twin-size sheet sets (new only) and standard-sized pillows (new only)
  • Mattress covers (zippered plastic) – twin or crib only
  • Heavy duty flashlights
  • Toasters (10 needed) – new

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Dish soap
  • Vacuum cleaners (new)
  • Kitchen mops and buckets (rag style only)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Pine-sol
  • Paper towels
  • Fume free oven cleaner


  • Hair Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Toilet paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Deodorant

Children’s Needs:

  • Children’s bedspreads and comforters (especially boys)
  • Baby Sheets (neutral colors, new only)
  • Diapers (sizes 4,5)
  • Pull-Ups (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes

Community Supplies:

  • Paper plates
  • Plastic forks
  • Gallon storage bags

Gift cards:

  • Schnuck’s or Shop ‘n Save
  • Target or Walmart
  • Home Depot or Lowe’s

Gardening Supplies:

  • Hedge Shears (2 pairs)
  • Pruner Shears (large and small – 2 pairs of each)
  • Loppers (2 pairs)


Updated: 3/23/15

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