As an organization dedicated to creating lasting change for young women, Our Friends Place relies on generous donations of goods and services to help achieve meaningful results. Not all contributions are monetary. In-kind gifts are invaluable to keeping the costs down. Whether it involves donating personal care items, gift cards or special wish list items for the houses, each item helps change a life. At this time we are not able to accept clothing with the exception of what is noted under personal essentials.

The following list includes the most needed items. Click here for our In-kind Donation Form.  These items can be viewed and purchased online at Search 'Find a List or Registry' and enter Our Friends Place.


Most Needed

• Waterproof twin bed mattress covers
• HE pod laundry detergent
• Dishwasher pod detergent

HOME sweet home

• Twin bed sheets
• Twin bed blankets
• Waterproof twin bed mattress covers
• Pillows
• Bath towel sets in vibrant colors
• Dish towels
• Dish cloths
• Dryer sheets
• Softener
• Kitchen towels
• Pot holders
• Kleenex
• Toilet paper
• Paper Towels
• Pots and pans

tidying up

• HE pod laundry detergent
• Dishwasher pod detergent
• Dish soap
• Toilet brushes
• Toilet cleaner
• Brillo pads
• Cleaning spray
• Fabuloso cleaner
• Pine Sol cleaner
• Vacuum cleaners


PErsonal Essentials

• African American hair products (Motions, Dr. Miracle, Shea Moisture)
• Body wash
• Toothpaste/toothbrushes
• Hairbrush
• Flat irons and Blow dryers
• Women's underwear (size Med. - XXXL)
• Cotton no show socks
• Feminine hygiene products
• Liquid hand soap
• Hand sanitizer
• Loofas
• Face lotion
• Face cleanser
• Shaving cream or gel

Looking ahead

• College student backpacks
• Bus passes
• Journals
• Adult scissors
• 16 GB Jump drives

gift cards

• Wal-Mart
• Target
• Amazon
• Visa/MasterCard

special requests

• Holiday gift sets - perfume, lotion, body wash
• Umbrellas