Paul’s Place depends on the generosity of our in-kind donors to provide our essential programs and services. Volunteer cooks prepare casseroles we serve in our daily Hot Lunch program. We are always looking for new groups to make casseroles.
Dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals contribute gently-used clothing and other household items for distribution through our Marketplace.
Schools host canned food drives. Groups help to collect school supplies for backpacks in the fall. There are a variety of ways for individuals, families, and organizations to give in-kind to Paul’s Place. We’ll seek out YOUR interests and combine them with our needs!
Paul’s Place has a need for the following items year-round:
For the Marketplace: Clothing of all sizes (especially men’s) needs to be in-season. We switch to spring/summer in April and fall/winter in October. In addition to clothing, we need blankets, sheets and towels and small household items (dishes and pots & pans). Gently used backpacks and small duffel bags are welcome as well. No donations are accepted in December as the marketplace is closed. You can also purchase items on our Amazon wish list for the Marketplace and have them shipped to Paul’s Place.
For our day programs and daily operations:
- New Men, Women, and Children Socks (All Sizes)
- New Men, Women, and Children Underwear (All Sizes)
- Disposable Double-edged Razors
- Reading Glasses
- Hotel Size Toiletries (especially deodorant)
- Diapers (Sizes 1-6)
- Laundry Detergent
You can also purchase items on our Amazon wish list for our day programs and daily operations and have them shipped to Paul’s Place.
For our home starter kits for families moving into housing:
- New Towels and Washclothes
- New Shower Curtain Liners and Shower Curtain Rings
- New Sheets and Blankets
- New Nonstick Cookware Sets
- New Dinnerware Sets
- New Silverware Sets
You can also purchase items on our Amazon wish list for our home starter kits and have them shipped to Paul’s Place.
Before donating an item not on the list of items needed year-round, please contact Jayna Powell (410-625-0775).
For the Holidays:
There are several ways you can donate in-kind during the holidays to give the gift of hope to hundreds of families struggling to make ends meet. Paul’s Place has a need for the following items each year between October and December:
Thanksgiving and holiday Food Bags
Non-perishable food items including: Gravy, stuffing, canned vegetables (corn, green beans), white potatoes (canned or instant), canned yams, cranberry sauce, brownie mix, pancake mix, pancake syrup.
Gift Shop Items for Children & Adults:
Baby (Infant-3 Years): Bath toys, personal care items, bibs, infant toys, puzzles
Children (4-12 years): Games (Monopoly, Life, Clue, Mancala, Battleship); sports equipment (basketballs, footballs, etc.); DVDs; diverse dolls (African American, Caucasian, Latina, etc.), including B.R.A.T.Z., Barbie, and baby dolls; jewelry; Nerf products; action figures; LEGGOS; Transformers; art supplies; Match Box cars, trucks, etc.; dinosaurs; puzzles: hats, gloves, scarves, socks and new coats.
Children (13-17 years): Sports equipment (basketballs, footballs); $20 gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Best Buy); MP3 Players; DVDs; scented bath sets; perfume; lotion; jewelry; cosmetic cases; flavored lip gloss; hats, gloves, and scarves; arts and craft supplies; boots, jeans, and sweatshirts (hoodies), socks and new coats.
Adults (Men & Women): Full sized toiletry items (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, lotion, razor, shaving cream)
Donations can be delivered to Paul’s Place at 1118 Ward Street in Baltimore weekdays from 8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.