I am always pleased to see wish lists on non-profit websites and in their newsletters. It makes the job of giving so much easier and targeted. Dollars are always needed but sometimes time or stuff is just as valuable. Putting it out there is good for everyone.
Since most websites and newsletters are self published, it’s easy to make sure the wish list is presented and current.
On the giving side consider a closet clean up, a kitchen cleanse or a company warehouse purge with idle product being put to good use.
- Wish list for The Stop: Food, plastic bags, baby supplies, knitting needles or anyone got a 35 gallon immersion blender?
- For New Circles: Clothing, towels, linens and prom dresses.
- For Toronto Wildlife Centre: Medical supplies, hip waders, toner cartridges and a person with car.
- For L’Arche Toronto: Sheets, dishwasher, washing machine.
These are just a few examples. Google “donation wish list” and your town to see what folks need most.