Wish List Items

COVID-19 Update

We are happy to be transitioning back to accepting our usual donations after temporary donation restrictions during COVID-19. We are not yet at 100% capacity, so we are asking that ALL donation drop-offs be coordinated with the Development Team to ensure that our lobby is open for donations, and that staff is able to accept your donation properly. If you are unable to make it to our office during business hours, the Development Team will coordinate a solution with you.

To coordinate a donation drop-off, or for any donation-related questions, please contact Sara Kahmann, Development & Marketing Manager, at skahmann@welcomehouseky.org or (859) 292-9352.

Donation FAQs can be found below the wish lists at the bottom of this page.

Greatest needs (as of June 22, 2020) are hygiene items, nonperishable food items, and household cleaning supplies. See below for full detailed wish lists.



 

Resource Bags

At Welcome House, we want to provide the best service we can to our clients. It is important to us to make sure that if a client is living on the streets, they are given resources necessary to survive. If they are transitioning into stable housing, we want to ensure that they can make their house a home.

The Welcome House and the Welcome House clients rely on the kindness of our gracious donors to help provide the items necessary in order to provide safety, stability, and care.

With that being said, you’re probably wondering what is a resource bag? We are working on a new, innovative way of thinking about donations and the items we desperately need – which are ultimately based off of what we hear from our clients and their needs.

Our goal is to acquire the necessary items and collect them into different “themed” bags so our direct service employees can distribute much needed resources to our clients with great ease and efficiency.

As a donor, you have two options to assist us with the Resource Bags:

We welcome you to either option and appreciate your support in a new, innovative way of thinking. You are a key part in helping us end homelessness!

Resource Bag Options

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Hygiene Helper:

The Hygiene Helper will be chocked full of useful items to make sure that clients are maintaining their health. These are also items that cannot be purchased with SNAP benefits and are part of everyday life. Download Shopping List

Bare Necessities:

The Bare Necessities bag (or cleaning caddy if you are feeling extra motivated) contains everyday cleaning items needed for maintaining a home. Download Shopping List

Welcome Home Basket:

Many clients who are transitioning into stable housing do not have anything. This basket is a good starter kit to help them build a home. Download Shopping List

The Grocery Grabber:

For our clients who are street homeless or for clients who need a little extra help with groceries, we try to provide them with nutritious/ non-perishable food items. You can be a part of this effort! Download Shopping List

Diaper Bag:

Many parents who are struggling with housing also find it difficult to purchase the items necessary for their little ones with such a tight budget. These diaper bags will be a great way to stabilize families and support new parents. Download Shopping List

Seasonal Shopper:

For every season, there are different needs for our clients. Cold weather items are far different than the items they may need in the summer months. To see the current needs for this season, download the PDF shopping list provided. Download Shopping List

We are very grateful to all of our donors and volunteers who are willing to help us collect these items and assemble the bags! If you have any questions or need further details, please contact the Development Department at 859-431-8717 or email skahmann@welcomehouseky.org.

 

Small to medium donations can be delivered without advance notice to: 205 W. Pike Street from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For large or after hours donations, please make arrangements with Welcome House Development. Large donations (company, church, school, or organizational drives) can be scheduled below. If you need more information on how to donate or what to donate, please contact the Development Team at 859.431.8717 or skahmann@welcomehouseky.org.

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank

We are proud to partner with Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank to provide diapers for the families in our services.