Immediate Needs

Housing First, Household Goods Second

We use the Housing First approach. But if housing comes first, you may be wondering what happens next. What do formerly homeless individuals need? The short answer? They need to feel at home. When residents move from their car or the street to their new efficiency apartment, they often don’t have the tools to live their day-to-day life. From toothbrushes to laundry detergent to food, our new residents lack the daily items that many of us take for granted.


Help us welcome new residents by donating any combination of the items below Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4pm at the Pathlight Resource Center. You can also donate by shopping our AmazonSmile wish list here.

Pathlight HOME — New Resident Wish List

Please note: Clothing and mattresses are not being accepted as donations at this time. Thank you!

 Personal Items:

  • New Underwear
  • Tennis Shoes (Sizes 8+)
  • Walking Shoes (Sizes 8+)
  • Socks
  • Umbrellas
  • Sweaters/Jackets

Bedding / Furniture:

  • Sheet Sets  ( full, queen & king)
  • Pillows
  • Comforters
  • Throw Blankets
  • Mattress Covers

Hygiene Products:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Toothpaste
  • Face / Body Wash
  • Shampoo / Conditioner

Food — Please visit our Food Pantry page for a complete list of the items we accept.

  • Canned Meats
  • Shelf Stable Milk
  • Pasta Mixes
  • Sauces
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Cereal
  • Seasonings
  • Cooking Oil
  • Packaged Snacks 
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Soups

Household Items:

  • Can Openers
  • Lamps
  • Crockpot (any size)
  • Utensils / Cutlery (Forks most needed)
  • Cooking Pots 
  • Shower Curtains / Rings
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Trashcans 
  • Tupperware

Miscellaneous Items:

  • Journals / Notebooks
  • Pens
  • Bibles
  • Cleaning products
  • Belts
  • Board Games
  • Puzzles
stack of books


Please email our Volunteer & In-Kind Coordinator, Natalia Lescano, at