DONATIONS

IN-KIND

Sunshine Ministries depends on the donations of a variety of food and supplies to allow us to continue serving the men, women and children who come to us for help.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS

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Urgent Need!

 

Sunshine Ministries feeds more than 300 men, women and children every month from food donated by our generous partners. But, as you can see from the photo, our food pantry shelves are almost empty...emptier than they’ve been in 25 years. 


We do know hard times have hit us all with increased food, fuel, and housing costs. But, if you’re able, please consider donating to our food pantry, or organizing a food drive in your church, neighborhood, or workplace. 

  • Most Urgent Needs:

    • Food Items:

      • Boxed Breakfast Cereal and Oatmeal

      • Boxed Pasta

      • Hamburger Helper

      • Boxed Instant and Scalloped Potatoes

      • Boxed Macaroni & Cheese

      • Cake and Muffin Mixes

      • Jiffy Mix or Bisquick

      • Canned Fruit (all varieties)

      • Canned soups and chili

      • Canned Spaghetti-o's and Ravioli

      • Canned Pork & Beans

      • Canned Vegetables 

      • Soda crackers and snack crackers

      • Cookies

      • Sugar and Powdered Coffee Creamer​​

    • Cleaning & Hygiene Items:

      • 50+ SPF Sunscreen​

      • Eucerin or Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion

      • Paper Towels

      • Laundry Detergent

      • Bleach

      • Sanitizing Wipes

    • Gift Cards

      • Sam's Club or Wal-Mart - for meat, fresh fruit, and bread​
         

  • Non-perishable food that is distributed to the needy families in the C.A.R.E. Program, to feed our shelter residents, and youth

  • Fresh dairy products such as milk and butter
     

  • Toiletries that are used in the shelter and made available to our C.A.R.E. families through the Community Closet

  • Cleaning supplies that are used to keep all of our facilities clean and sanitary

  • Paper products that are used to stock our own needs, as well as offered to our C.A.R.E. families through the Community Closet

  • Household items, kitchen equipment and linens that are put in the Community Closet

  • New or gently used in-season clothing for men, women and children

  • School supplies for our kids and men in the Resident Program

ONGOING NEEDS

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HOUSEHOLD GOODS
  • Dish soap

  • Laundry soap and dryer sheets

  • New or gently used blankets and bedspreads

  • New or gently used towels and washcloths

  • Microfiber cleaning rags

  • Pots and pans

  • Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths

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FOOD
  • Cereal, cereal and more cereal!

  • Grocery store or Sam's Club gift cards for fresh meat, produce and dairy items for Resident Program and Sunshine Preschool meals

  • Canned fruit and vegetables

  • Canned soup, chili, SpaghettiOs
  • Boxed mac and cheese, and potatoes

  • Boxed cake, brownie, muffin and cornbread mixes
  • ​Coffee, sugar and coffee creamer
  • Powdered milk
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CLOTHING
  • New or gently used spring and summer clothing for children (all sizes needed)

  • New or gently used women's plus-sized clothing

  • Women's undergarments

  • Women's pajamas

  • Men's boxer underwear

  • Men's zip-front hoodies

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PERSONAL CARE
  • Bar and hand soap

  • Body lotion

  • Body wash

  • Diapers (especially sizes 2,3,4, and toddler)

  • Band-aids

  • Pain reliever

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SUPPLIES
  • Pillows and pillowcases for men in Resident Program

  • Toilet paper                           (small 4-roll packs are best to give away)

  • Paper towels

  • Tissue

  • Disinfecting wipes, liquid/spray cleaners

  • Bleach

  • Laundry detergent

  • Paper plates and cups

  • Paper napkins