The Partnership for the Homeless

Holiday Donations Wish List

The winter months are tough for families who are homeless or struggling to avoid eviction. The Partnership tries to make it brighter for the kids and easier on the parents with donation drives for essential household items and toys. Donated items will be distributed at two events in December.

Here's what we need:

Household Items

  • Toiletries (unopened)
  • Paper goods (unopened)
  • Linens/blankets
  • Cleaning products
  • Laundry detergent
  • Diapers
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Baby bottles
  • First-Aid Kits
  • Gift cards

At our Winter Warm-Up Social on December 16, more than 100 formerly homeless and low-income families will receive HomeWarming Baskets and other essential items to make next month's household expenses just a little bit easier.

Toys (new and unwrapped)

Infant - Toddlers

  • Educational toys
  • Cloth books
  • Building blocks
  • Bath buddies

2 - 4 years

  • Games (Candyland, Chutes and Ladders)
  • Thomas the Train
  • Legos (oversized)
  • Puzzles (oversized)

4 - 6 years

  • Dora the Explorer and Diego
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Yo Gabba Gabba
  • Disney Princesses
  • Spiderman, Superman, and Batman
  • Puzzles
  • Age-appropriate games

7 - 8 years

  • Barbie dolls and accessories
  • Disney dolls
  • Scooter
  • Jump rope
  • Matchbox cars, trucks, and accessories
  • Action figures (non-violent)
  • Handheld games
  • Uno

9 - 11 years

  • Bratz dolls and accessories
  • Pillow Pets
  • EZ Bake Oven
  • Cosume jewelry
  • Skateboard
  • Football, soccer ball, and basketball
  • Handheld games

12 years and up

  • Gift cards ($20)
  • Store gift cards, including: Target, Old Navy H&M, Best Buy, Macy's, and Aeropastale
  • Movie passes
  • MP3 player
  • Skateboard
  • Football, soccer ball, and basketball

At our annual Holiday Party on December 9, more than 200 children will gather to play and participate in fun activities while their parents shop for presents among the generous toy donations from the community.


Get your colleagues involved! We'll deliver large, decorated collection boxes to set-up in your office or lobby.

For bulk donations, pick-up is available citywide, or you can mail to the Partnership for the Homeless at 305 Seventh Ave, 14th Floor, New York NY 10001.

For pick-up arrangements or other inquiries, please contact Tiffany Ommundsen at or 212-645-3444 ext. 402.

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Thank you for your support!