Morning Star Sanctuary, Inc.
  A Christian refuge for victims of Domestic Violence.





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In-Kind Donations

Morning Star Sanctuary accepts in-kind donations of items that our survivors of domestic violence and their children can use in the shelter program and/or when they move into permanent housing. We also gladly accept donations of professional expertise or service.

Want to make a tangible gift to our residents in the shelter or to those who are moving into a permanent home? Because storage is very limited, we cannot accept all donations at all times. Please check our 'wish list' to make sure your items fit our current needs. Thank you for your understanding:
 
For the Shelter
  • Paper goods for kitchen and baths (toilet paper, paper towels, paper cups and plates, aluminum foil, zip-lock baggies, freezer bags, trash bags, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (dishwasher soap, laundry detergent, all-surface cleaners, bathroom/toilet bowl cleaners)

  • New storage containers, various sizes from refrigerator to clothing

  • Gift cards to grocery stores, Walmart, Target, etc.

  • Bus Passes

  • First Aid Kits (and refillable items such as bandaids, children's Tylenol, Benadryl, Children's Benadryl, alcohol swabs, first aid cream, Q-tips, cotton balls, Thermoscan thermometers)

  • Linens (bed-in-a-bag sets; bedding: twin and full sheet sets, twin and full blankets, twin and full comforters, new standard size pillows)

  • Bathroom items including new shower towels, hand towels, wash cloths

  • Personal items including full size toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes and combs, soaps, deodorants, body washes and lotions 

  • Plastic clothes hangers

  • Desk lamps, alarm clocks, humidifiers

  • Gift baskets to welcome new residents to our emergency shelter

 
For Survivors Who Are Moving Into Permanent Housing
  • Full-size toiletry items including full size toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes and combs, soaps, deodorants, body washes and lotions 

  • Bus Passes

  • Gift cards or certificates to supermarkets, drugstores, malls, dry cleaners, Target, Walmart

  • Furniture (kitchen tables, dressers, chair, floor lamps)
  • Linens (bed-in-a-bag sets; bedding: twin and full sheet sets, twin and full blankets, twin and full comforters, new standard size pillows)

  • TV (19-inch flat screens)

  • New sets of pots and pans, mixing bowls, baking supplies, utensils, silverware and drinking glasses

  • Household products (laundry detergent,  fabric softener, cleaning products, liquid dish washing soap, large trash bags, new brooms, dust pans and mops
  • Appliances (vacuum cleaner, washer and dryer, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee machines, can openers)
  • Baby products (diapers, tioletries for babies)

 
Please note that we NEVER accept:
  • Used mattresses
  • Used pillows
  • Used kitchen dishes or pots
  • Toys that no longer work
  • Clothing that is worn and tattered