Our Wish List

Urgent Needs

  • Long Johns and Thermal Undershirts for both Men and Women
  • New packages of underwear & boxers size L and up
  • Packages of plain white t-shirts size L and up
  • Gift Cards for Hair Cuts; Supercuts, Walmart, etc.
  • Stamps
  • Used phone charges for android/apple devices
  • Earbuds/Head Phones
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • Protein for meals (Chicken, ham, turkey, bacon, ground beef)
  • Casseroles, side dishes, frozen lasagnas, etc. for meals
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salad Dressing
  • Coffee, cream and sugar
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Wallets
  • Tampons
  • Day Planners
  • Journals/Notebooks

Important notice about clothing: We receive an abundance of clothing donations and are limited on storage space. We highly recommend Goodwill (Bangor or Brewer locations), Grace Methodist Church on Union St or the Salvation Army. We also recommend the following places for other types of donations:

Non-perishable Food

  • Canned meats; tuna, chicken, etc.
  • Beans
  • Cereal
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Canned veggies
  • Canned soups
  • Other prepared meals (frozen lasagnas, family size)
  • Sugar, salt, pepper
  • Coffee, tea, coffee creamer, coffee filters
  • Dry creamer (especially needed)
  • Powdered drink mixes
  • Boxed macaroni dinners

Other Foods

  • Butter/margarine
  • Milk: fresh-any percent, dry, evaporated, or aseptic packaged
  • Juice
  • Eggs
  • Salad dressing
  • Mayonnaise

Cleaning Supplies

  • Latex/plastic gloves
  • Dish detergent (Dawn)
  • Febreze fabric freshener (for shoes, curtains, etc.)
  • Bleach
  • SOS-type pads
  • Air freshener- Lysol
  • Windex

Paper Goods

  • Coffee filters
  • Plastic wrap
  • Gallon freezer bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • Foam/plastic hot and cold cups
  • Paper napkins, paper towels
  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Toilet paper (single-ply only, please)
  • Large freezer bags
  • 15 and 33 gallon trash bags

Personal Care Items

  • Combs, brushes
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo, Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Disposable razors, shaving cream
  • Soft ear plugs
  • Medicated foot powder
  • Non-Rx reading glasses 125-200 power
  • Shoe in-soles
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrellas


  • Fluorescent light bulbs (including mini-fluorescents)
  • Push brooms
  • Mops
  • Bus tickets (not local)
  • Taxi fares
  • Vacuum
  • Shower curtains (single stall)
  • Pot holders
  • Dish cloths
  • Aprons
  • Washcloths
  • Cooking tongs

We also recommend the Bangor Humane Society for donations of blankets and used bedding (We prohibit guests from using outside bedding in order to ensure that everyone is using clean linens.)

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