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In-Kind Donations

Thank you for thinking of Crossroads Rhode Island for your in-kind donations! Please be aware that due to limited space, we are unable to store donated items for long periods of time. As a result, we only accept items that are new and can be used by our clients right away.

Current In-Kind Donation Needs

Welcome Home Kits

In 2016, we helped 1,378 people secure or maintain their housing. Each family and individual that we help move into housing receives a "Welcome Home Kit" a laundry basket filled with all of the essentials that they will need to help turn their new apartment into a home.

Most of the items in the Welcome Home Kits are donated by our generous sponsors and donors. Welcome Home Kits vary based on the needs of the household, but the items that we commonly include are:

  • Dishes
  • Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, disinfectants, rags, broom)
  • Laundry supplies (detergent, fabric softener)
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower curtains
  • Towels
  • Kids' pajamas (new only)
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Dish soap
  • Sponges
  • Shampoo
  • Pillows
  • Utensils

Contributing even just a few of these items will go a long way to helping someone settle into their new home. If you would like to donate items for a Welcome Home Kit, please see the Donation Information below for drop-off instructions. You can also make a monetary donation online, and designate your gift for Welcome Home Kit supplies.

Gift Cards

  • Target
  • Wal-Mart
  • CVS
  • Walgreens
  • Grocery stores
  • Gas stations
  • Fast food

Personal Care Items

  • Bar soap
  • Razors
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Feminine care items
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Travel and hotel sized items

Baby Items

  • Diapers
  • Pull-Ups
  • Wipes
  • Ointment
  • Formula
  • Baby food

Non-perishable Food Items

  • Dried soups
  • Crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned meat
  • Boxed juice
  • Snack bars

Used Vehicles

Crossroads Rhode Island has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to accept vehicle donations.

Almost any vehicle (including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles) is accepted. Vehicles do not have to be currently running. Donated vehicles will be sold at an auction or to salvage depending on condition, with proceeds from the sale benefiting Crossroads.

For more information, call Vehicles for Charity at (866) 628-2277, and they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation. You may also fill out their online donation form to begin the process. Please note that Crossroads Rhode Island doesn't handle these donations directly.

Donation Information

Donations of gift cards and other small items can be sent via mail to:

Crossroads Rhode Island Development Office
160 Broad Street Providence, RI 02903

If you have a larger donation that you would like to drop off, we accept walk-in donations Monday through Friday from 8:30AM - 4:30PM. To drop off a donation outside those hours, please schedule an appointment.

When dropping off a donation, you are welcome to use the rear employee entrance and use visitor parking in our parking lot located on Stewart Street. For directions, click here. To schedule a drop off, e-mail Damaris Molina or call 401-277-4327.

*Please note that we cannot accept used clothing, bedding or furniture.

Ways to Help

There are many different ways that you can help the people we serve.

Make a Monetary Donation

Did you know that just $1 per day can feed a child in shelter?

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