Wish List for the Weinberg Housing and Resource Center

The Weinberg Housing and Resource Center serves hundreds of Baltimore’s most vulnerable individuals each day and we always welcome donations.

Before donating, please contact our Volunteer Manager in order to schedule a time to drop off your donation: 667-600-3236 or [email protected] 

Thank you for your generosity!

The Things We Need Most, In Priority Order Are:

THESE ITEMS ARE MOST NEEDED AT THIS TIME:

  • Toiletries (see more information to the right)
  • New belts, socks and underwear for men and women (for health reasons, we no longer accept used clothing)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Housewarming baskets (see more information to the right)

OTHER ITEMS WE OFTEN NEED:

  • New or gently used coats for men and women (usually needed October through April)
  • Hats, gloves, and scarves (usually needed October through April)
  • Bag dinners
  • New clothing for men and women (see more information to the right)

We give these items to WHRC residents moving into their own permanent housing.

A complete basket includes the following items, assembled in a laundry basket or a large trash can:

  • 1 set of twin blankets, sheets, pillow and pillowcase
  • 1 bath towel and 1 washcloth
  • 2 plates, 2 forks, 2 knives, 2 spoons and 2 cups
  • 1 pot and 1 pan
  • 1 shower curtain and 1 set of rings
  • 2 dish towels, 2 oven mitts
  • 1 pack of hangers
  • 10-20 cans or boxes of non-perishable food

Optional additions to your basket include:

  • Air mattress, or a bed
  • Cleaning products (1 each of Lysol disinfectant spray, 1 broom and dustpan, pack of sponges, dish detergent, all-purpose cleaner, mop, etc.)
  • 1 floor mat for the shower
  • 2 packs of simple t-shirts
  • 1 container of laundry detergent
  • 1 toiletry kit (see below)
  • 1 microwave
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 coffeemaker, 1 pack filters, 2 packages coffee
  • 1 can opener

At this time, we are only accepting full baskets with ALL the included items in the first section. The items listed in the optional section are not required.

Small, travel sized items are the easiest for us to distribute.

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors (men’s and women’s)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap
  • Body lotion
  • Mouthwash
  • Hairbrushes and combs
  • Feminine hygiene products

Our main clothing needs include:

  • New socks and underwear for men and women (all sizes)
  • New belts
  • New pants and tops (men and women, all sizes)
  • Coats (October to April)
  • Hats, gloves, and scarves (October to April)

Each day, WHRC serves 275 residents breakfast and dinner. Most needed items include:

  • Fruit, salad, or dessert to supplement a meal
  • Paper lunch bags or sandwich-size plastic bags
  • Snacks (chips, cookies, granola bars etc.)

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