Our Greatest Needs

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, our Greatest Needs are changing week-by-week.  Please contact volunteer@adajenkins.org to learn what’s most needed right now.

Please also consider supporting our work with a donation that will allow us to serve even more families during these difficult times. Thank you!!

 

All donations to the Center are greatly appreciated! Below is a comprehensive list of items needed for each program.  We also are grateful for merchant gift cards ($10-$15) for client-partner or organizational needs, such as:

  • Hardware stores
  • Restaurants
  • Groceries and Other Retail (Target, Walgreens, etc.)
  • Gasoline
  • Train/bus transit cards

Interested in hosting a donation drive? Contact our Volunteer Director for more information. Please note we do not have the resources to pick up donations. We kindly ask that you make arrangements to drop off your donations.

For easy ordering, click here for our AmazonSmile wish list. Bonus:  AmazonSmile donates a portion of these sales back to the Ada Jenkins Center!

FACILITIES NEEDS

  • Tissues
  • Disposable plates, cups, napkins and utensils
  • Cleaning Wipes (Clorox/Lysol)
  • New AA batteries
  • Sticky Notes
  • White Copier Paper (8-1/2″ x 11″)
  • Snacks for volunteers
    • single serve chips, pretzels & crackers
    • single serve nuts, fruit bars and oatmeal
    • Low sugar juice boxes

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LEARN WORKS NEEDS

» About LEARN Works

  • Instant cold packs
  • Band aids
  • Small paper plates & napkins
  • Construction paper
  • 12 easel style dry erase boards and dry erase markers
  • Exercise balls
  • Jump ropes and Hula Hoops
  • 4 Heavy duty pencil sharpeners

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COORDINATED SERVICES NEEDS

» Assistance programs at The Ada Jenkins Center

      • Toiletries
          • Deodorant
          • Full-size shampoo and conditioner
          • Travel and full-size body wash
      •  Home Supplies
          •  Cleaning supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent, cleaners/wipes, etc.)
      • For Work
          •  Planners/folders/notebooks
          • USB drives
      •  Entertainment
          •  Movie/theatre gift cards
          •  Bowling, mini-golf, etc.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING

      • Flash Drives
      • Post-It super sticky wall easel pads

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IT NEEDS

      • New laptops
      • New tablets
      • New/gently uses wireless mouse and keyboard

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HEALTH SERVICES NEEDS

» About the Ada Jenkins Free Clinic

      • Otoscope
      • Centrifuge
      • Cotton balls
      • Gloves -all sizes, latex-free
      • Toothpaste
      • Adult Toothbrushes
      • Floss

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LOAVES & FISHES FOOD PANTRY GREATEST NEEDS

All donations must UN-OPENED and NOT EXPIRED. Any questions, please contact Heidi Acker, Pantry Coordinator at ext. 136

    • Pod-style laundry detergent
    • Toiletry items:  shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors, feminine pads
    • Diapers, sizes 4-5-6
    • Dry cat food in small (3-lb.) bags
    • Adult incontinence briefs, sizes L-XL

Drop-off at the Food Pantry between 9:30-11:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays