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*Please note, we can no longer accept used clothing donations. We have found other sources of clothing for our residents. When donating food items, please be conscious of expiration dates even on "non perishable" items.

Holiday Giving Opportunities

Each year during the holidays every resident who is staying at our shelter receives a gift bag with an assortment of items that have been donated by our supporters. In addition to providing gifts for our residents, cash donations are always needed to help fund shelter operations. Thank you for your generosity during this season of giving!

Resident Holiday Wish List & Guidelines

Immediate Needs: the following items
are in greatest demand at this time

  • Walmart and gas gift cards
  • Diapers, Size 4 and 5
  • Combs/Brushes
  • Tissues
  • Razors
  • Shaving Cream

Linens (gently used or new)

  • twin sheets
  • twin blankets
  • pillows & pillow cases
  • bath towels

Personal hygiene products

  • travel size shampoo
  • travel size conditioner
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • disposable razors
  • shaving cream
  • deodorant
  • diapers/pull-ups
  • baby wipes
  • hand sanitizer
  • aspirin/ibuprofen/acetaminophen


  • bike locks
  • pad locks
  • travel alarm clocks
  • monetary donations

Gift Cards
(in low denominations please)

  • gas station
  • auto store
  • Wal-Mart
  • grocery store
  • Rite Aid


  • new socks
  • new underwear (all adult sizes)

Food and beverages

  • powdered drink mixes
  • bread crumbs
  • juice and juice boxes
  • salt & pepper
  • prepared sauces (ie. BBQ or Teriyaki)
  • sugar
  • non dairy creamer
  • regular coffee
  • crackers
  • cookies
  • cereal
  • lunch box snacks
  • canned meals (Dinty Moore, etc.)
  • soup
  • baby formula
  • fresh fruits and vegetables
  • salad dressing
  • shelf stable milk

Donations can be dropped off at any time at the Cross Roads House office, 600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth.