In-Kind Donations

Your donations help families and children across the state.  Next time you’re cleaning out your closet, think of what the items you no longer need might do for a Children’s Bureau family!

In-kind donations:

  • allow a child to start school with the right uniforms and supplies.
  • furnish a young adult’s first apartment.
  • provide hygiene items for youth in crisis in our children’s shelter.
  • give age-appropriate books and toys to teach parents about healthy interactions with their children.

Needed Items:

Household Furnishings

For Youth Transitioning from Foster Care to Independent Living

  • Bean bags
  • Dishes
  • Floor Lamps
  • Table/Chairs
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Laundry Items (baskets, ironing boards, irons, hangers)
  • Microwaves
  • New Towels (washcloths, hand towels, bath towels)
  • Toasters
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • New Bed Sheets
  • Vacuums
Household Miscellaneous
  • Batteries (especially AA)
  • Broom & Dustpan
  • Cleaning supplies (Lysol wipes, etc.)
  • Clear plastic totes
  • Dish soap
  • Dish towels
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Laundry detergent
  • Tupperware/storage
  • Ziploc bags
  • Trash Bags (all sizes)
  • Paper (loose/lined)
  • Tape (masking and scotch)
  • Green Works cleaning solution
Hygiene Items
  • Ethnic hair care products
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Kids bubble bath
  • Brushes/combs
  • Deodorant (male & female)
  • Feminine products
  • Hair barrettes
  • Headbands and hair ties
  • Hair gel and hair oil for natural hair
  • Hand soap (for kids with sensitive skin)
  • Sensitive skin lotion (for kids with eczema)
  • Vaseline
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes & toothbrush covers (infants to adult sizes)
  • Travel size deodorant (male & female)
  • Travel size soap, shampoo, lotions
  • Kids bubble bath
  • Bodywash, shampoo, lotions, and conditioner (for all hair types)
  • Cotton balls
  • Travel size and toddler toothpaste
  • Face Peels
Clothing
  • Disposable diapers - newborn and up
  • Pull-ups - sizes 4T, 5T
  • White socks-boys & girls- (infant/toddler & youth/adult)
  • Black socks-boys & girls- (infant/toddler & youth/adult)
  • Bras (all sizes)
  • New Underwear- men- (all sizes)
  • New Underwear- women & junior sizes
  • New Underwear- boys & girls- (toddler age)
  • White T-shirts (new or gently used) - all sizes
  • Sweatpants (new or gently used) sizes Youth L - Adult XL
  • Sweatshirts (new or gently used) sizes Youth L - Adult XXL
  • New Swim trunks (male) - all sizes
  • New Swimsuits - (female, one piece) - any size
  • Gym bags, book bags, duffle bags (any sizes)
  • Gym shorts (Sizes youth L to adult XL)
  • Leggings (all sizes)
  • Dresses/Skirts (all sizes)
  • Shirts (Sizes youth L to adult XL)
  • Pants - boys - (Sizes 19 to 50)
  • Pants - girls - (Sizes youth L to adult XL)
  • Watches (boys and girls)
Baby Items
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Pull-ups
  • Teething rings
  • Sippy cups
  • Baby socks
  • Baby wipes
  • Child safety supplies
  • Baby gates
  • A&D ointment
  • Baby lotion
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby wash
  • Bottles and bottle washers
Toys
  • Footballs
  • Basket Balls
  • Magic 8 balls
  • Jump ropes
  • Bubbles
  • Frisbees
  • Cards
  • Key chains
Gift Cards
  • Bus passes
  • Gas
  • Grocery
  • Movie
  • Walmart
  • Fast food

These items may be dropped off without an appointment:

  • New or gently used kids’ clothing
  • toys
  • books
  • small household goods
  • infant items
  • diapers
  • baby wipes
  • New hygiene supplies

Sorry, but we cannot accept the following:

  • Mattresses
  • pillows or bedding
  • Carseats or cribs
  • Stained, ripped or broken clothes/toys
  • Used or opened toiletries
  • Toys promoting violence
  • Any items with adult themes

Drop off location:

The Gene Glick Family Support Center
1575 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. Indianapolis, IN 46202

(Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Shop for donations online:

  • Amazon donates .5% of all purchases to Children’s Bureau when you use Amazon Smile and select us as your charity of choice.
  • Anything purchased on our Amazon Wishlist can be shipped directly to Children’s Bureau!


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