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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  • Summer Youth Programming

    • Food Items:

      • Ketchup​ & Mustard

      • Individually-packaged Chips

      • Individually-packaged Snacks

      • Individually-packaged Jell-o and Pudding

      • Canned Pineapple Rings

      • Canned Pork & Beans

      • Powdered Lemonade Mix​​

    • Sporting Goods: & Activity Supplies

      • Plain White Pillowcases​

      • Water Wings (personal floaties)

      • Kid-sized Swim Goggles

      • Beach Towels

      • Sidewalk Chalk

      • Bubbles

      • Jump Ropes

    • 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​

      • Gas Station Cards - for transporting the children daily to camp
         

  • 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