Wish List Items

Wondering how you can help make an impact? We created a list of items that Welcome House and our clients are currently needing. Donate these items and see ways to help us in our mission to end homelessness.



In our best effort to protect Welcome House clients, volunteers, staff, and donors during the COVID-19 situation, we are temporarily limiting our accepted donations to the essential items below, shelter meals, and financial contributions. We ask that all other donations please be held until further notice. These limitations do include Amazon orders as well – please only refer to this COVID-19 Essentials wish list. We also ask that all donation drop-offs please be scheduled with Sara Kahmann at (859) 292-9352 or skahmann@welcomehouseky.org. Please contact Sara if you have any questions as well.

Amazon Wish List

Amazon wish list allows the Welcome House to create a comprehensive list of items that are very specific to a client’s needs. For example, some of our clients cannot go to work without regulated shoes – which we can easily find on Amazon.  We use Amazon as a fast, convenient way for you to donate items with ease, and without ever having to load a vehicle or drive to the offices (although we always love meeting our donors)! Please take a look at our wish lists:

Grocery Wish List

Shelter Needs Wish List

New Home Wish List

Cold Weather Wish List

Baby Wish List

Medical Supplies Wish List (PDF)

Don’t forget to sign up for AmazonSmile as well to choose the Welcome House as your receiving organization.

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:

  • Download the shopping list PDF, shop for selected items, and then re-create your own Resource Bag(s).
  • Download the shopping list PDF, purchase the items, and bring them to the Welcome House where the bags can be assembled by volunteers.

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

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.

Can’t do a bag? Here are some additional wish list items needed:

Top 10 Items: Download Shopping List

New (unused) Household Items Needed: Download Shopping List

Personal Items Needed: Download Shopping List

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.



Date/Time for drop off*

Date: (Monday - Friday only)

Start Time: End Time:

Donations not accepted from 12-1 p.m.

Brief description of items to be dropped off:

Welcome House Development will contact you in case of scheduling conflict. If no contact is made, please plan on bringing items at that date/time.



Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank

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