What To Donate

Thank you to our community, you are very generous to Genesis House and the gifts and donations that we receive go a long way in helping women and children flee from domestic abuse. Below is a list of items that we consistently need at our shelter.  COVID – 19 has changed some of the way donations are accepted and unfortunately, because of the lack of storage that we have we are not always able to accept in-kind donations.  

Before any in-kind donation is made, please contact the staff at Genesis House by calling 204-325-9957 then press 0 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 4:30pm).  Contacting the shelter before hand will also ensure no intake is being done as to respect the women and children that may be using our shelter.  Thank you for understanding.  We are able to serve this community because of you! 

IMMEDIATE NEEDS:

Baby Supplies:

  • Diapers
  • Shampoo
  • Wipes

Personal Supplies:

  • Underwear
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Combs
  • Hairbrushes
  • Fem hygiene products

Food Items:

  • Chicken (whole or parts)
  • Beef
    (ground, roasts, soup bones)
  • Pork
    (ham, loins, ground, roasts)
  • Side of beef or pork

NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS:

Canned Goods:

  • Soup
  • Fruit
  • Veggies
  • Juices
  • Beans
  • Spaghetti/pizza sauce
  • Tomato
  • Sauce paste
  • Tuna
  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Turkey
  • Salmon
  • Pie fillings
  • Baby formula
  • Condiments/Spreads
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Syrup
  • Spices
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheese whiz
  • Mayonnaise
  • Jam/jelly

Mixes:

  • Pudding
  • Cake
  • Jell-o

Cereals:

  • Non-sugar breakfast cereals (Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, Puffed Wheat, Cheerios, Shreddies)
  • Oatmeal
  • Bran
  • Rice
  • Dry pasta

Other:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Drink crystals
  • Raisins
  • Baking supplies (flour, white and brown sugar, baking powder/soda)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Cooking oil

HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES:

Paper Products:

  • Toilet
  • Tissue
  • Facial tissue
  • Paper towel
  • Tinfoil
  • Wax paper
  • Plastic
    wrap
  • Sandwich/lunch bags

Cleaners:

  • Mr. Clean cleaner
  • Window cleaners
  • Dish/laundry detergents

Health & Beauty:

  • Nail clippers/files
  • Hair products

Baby Supplies:

  • Bibs
  • Soothers
  • Zincofax
  • Vaseline
  • Nursing pads
  • Monitors

LINENS:

Bedroom:

  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Single/>double sheets
  • Single/double blankets

Bathroom:

  • Bath/hand towels
  • Face cloths

Kitchen:

  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Holders
  • Scouring pads

ACTIVITY AND TOY SUPPLIES:

Children:

  • Craft supplies (crayons, paint, Glue, scissors, coloring and craft Books)
  • Puzzles
  • Games
  • Kids DVD’s
  • Books

Teen/Adult:

  • Family-oriented, non-violent
    Videos
  • Games
  • Puzzles
  • Books