Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of our staff and residents Alternatives Incorporated is currently only accepting NEW donations.
Frequently, survivors and their children arrive at the shelter with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Thankfully, many businesses, organizations, and individuals support Alternatives Incorporated by holding in-kind donation drives to support our goal of providing families experiencing domestic violence with the necessities for daily living--food, clothing, and personal hygiene items. Visit our Printable Needs List and/or Holiday Wish List for ideas on additional products to donate.
Due to the pandemic, we have implemented no-contact options for in-kind giving through our Amazon Wish List. Supporters can purchase items off the list and they are shipped directly to Alternatives Inc. If you are interested in setting up a specific Amazon Wish List as part of your business, club, or organization's in-kind donation drive, please contact Ashley Waterbury-Carpenter at (765) 643-0218 or email@example.com.
ON GOING NEEDS
Baby shampoo, wash, and lotion
Ethnic hair care supplies - African American hair products; large combs; wide toothed combs & picks
Facial Tissues/Kleenex- travel size and standard packages
Food - cream soups; canned goods; cereal; coffee; vegetables; fruit; juice boxes; snacks
Underwear & socks - all sizes; new only
Alternatives Incorporated has recently added several units of scattered-site transitional housing and rapid rehousing. We are in need of furniture and small appliances to help make these units feel like home for survivors. If you have any of the following items you would like to donate, please contact our housing advocate, Ryan Johnson at (765) 643-0218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furniture - dining table and chairs, end tables, dressers, couches, chairs, bookshelves
Appliances - toasters, microwaves, coffee makers, toaster ovens, televisions, lamps
Bathroom towels - new only
Dishwasher pods and/or liquid soap
Gift cards - Grocery Store, Wal-Mart, Target, Meijer, Gas Cards, Phone Cards
Kitchen storage bags
Office supplies - 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper; 8 1/2 x 11 color copy paper; file folders; stamps
Paper products - toilet paper; facial tissues; paper towels
Slippers - all sizes
Two Pocket Folders
Women's tennis shoes - all sizes, new only
Throughout the year there are seasonal items needed at the agency. Consider including these in a donation drive!
Spring/Easter - baskets, candy, small games
Mother's Day - gift basket supplies or gift certificates
School supplies - children's scissors, glue and glue sticks, two pocket folders, spiral notebooks
Fall/Halloween - children's costumes, candy, candy buckets