A Little Can Go A Long Way

From household products to food items to stock our pantry, we are always in need of goods to help our guests feel more at home.

How to Donate

Ready to Donate?

  • Read through our wish list below, or check out our Amazon Wish List for your donations to be sent directly to The Doorways.
  • Be sure to review items that we cannot accept.
  • Fill out our In-Kind Donation Form. This will send to our staff automatically.
  • If you would like to donate something you do not see listed here please email us first as we have very limited storage.
*We cannot accept or use food or toiletry items that are open, expired, or not in their original packaging*

Dropping Off

Items can be dropped off 24/7 with our Front Desk or mailed anytime.

If you have a large donation (multiple boxes) please call 804-828-6901 ext 150 or email our Volunteer Manager to confirm your intended drop off time and date.

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Interested in hosting a collection drive?

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Complete our In-Kind Donation Form

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Check out our Amazon Wishlist!

Donate directly! We keep it regularly updated with our most pressing needs and one-click shopping makes it easier than ever to send us much needed supplies. If sending items through Amazon, please add “ATTN: Donation” as the addressee.

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What to Donate

These items are crucial and each donation helps us direct more money back to our mission.

Please follow condition guidelines as outlined below. Note that we cannot accept or use food or toiletry items that are open, expired, or not in their original packaging.

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Please follow condition guidelines below to ensure donated items can be put to good use. We cannot accept broken appliances/tools or used linens/towels.

  • Air filters (10x20x1 or 10x24x1)
  • Batteries
  • NEW washcloths (white only)

All brands and quantities are accepted. All items must be unused and in their original packaging.

  • Napkins
  • Paper Plates/Bowls
  • To-go Containers
  • Plastic utensils
  • Plastic wrap

All items must be unused and in their original packaging.

  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Kitchen Cleaners
  • Sanitizing Wipes
  • Sponges
  • Trash bags (10/50 gallon)

Individually packaged items are always preferred. All food must be unopened, in its original package and not expired.

  • Ready-to-eat meals (canned soups, instant foods, etc.)
  • Keurig Coffee Cups (any brand that fits!)
  • Cereal
  • Cooking oils
  • Individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, chips, etc.)
  • Jelly
  • Salt & pepper
  • Spices
  • Sugar

We cannot accept or use toiletries that are opened, or not in original packaging. TRAVEL-SIZED ONLY, please!

  • Body wash
  • Conditioner
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products (pads, tampons)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

These items are always appreciated and provide great support service to our guests.

  • Books – Paperback or Hardcover, preferably in good shape
  • DVDs – Any kind, however we do not have Blu-Ray player
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Items We Cannot Accept

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We ask that you do not bring in the following items as we cannot use them at The Doorways and want to be respectful of your generosity.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.

  • Catered trays of food or sandwich platters unless food has been packaged into individual servings
  • Expired, unlabeled, or opened food products
  • Open or partially used toiletry products
  • Non-operational, broken, or unclean items
  • Medical supplies (e.g., meds, wheelchairs, crutches, etc.)
  • Stuffed animals
  • Car seats
  • Clothing (Including hats, scarves, gloves, etc.)
  • Bedding and towels

Have a Question?

To contact the Volunteer Manager, Alyssa Castronuovo, please email or call 804-828-6901, ext 150.

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The Doorways Volunteer Manager Alyssa

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