In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are any non-monetary donations including goods like food, clothing, services, or use of facilities or equipment at no cost. If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community, in-kind donations are impactful, tangible, and immediate.

Our clients come through our doors often with nothing but the clothes on their back. We like to keep basic clothing, hygiene items, and non-perishable food on hand at all times for our shelter clients. Even after our clients get housed, they are often walking into an empty apartment, with no bed, couch, appliances, or even toilet paper. Your donations make a difference by helping our clients feel at home.

All In Kind Donations must be pre-approved and dropped off by appointment only. Please email with information and photos of what you want to donate and we will get back to you ASAP. Unfortunately, we are not able to do pick ups. All donations must be dropped off at Ascencia.

At this time we are currently accepting:


  • Non-Perishable canned goods and foods (Please check to make sure items are not expired)
  • Perishable grocery deliveries or grocery drop-off (call beforehand).
  • If you’re interested in becoming a Guest Chef or looking to donate warm meals or brown bag lunches, please visit our volunteer page.


  • New Clothing (for Adults, Children, and Babies)
    • Work and interview clothing (dress shirts and pants)
    • New Bras and Underwear – All Genders, all sizes 


  • Bed frames (Full and Queen)
  • New Mattresses (Full and Queen)
  • New Bed Sheets (Full, and Queen)
  • If you’re available to assist with furniture assembly and maintenance, please email:


  • Hygiene Kits
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Hairbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Chapstick
  • Toothpaste
  • Travel-Size Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Sunscreen
  • Small Kitchen Appliances: Microwave, Toaster, Kettle


Please note: We only accept new clothing, shoes, bedding, towels, and mattresses. You must schedule a drop-off appointment ahead of time by emailing

Please visit our Volunteer Page for more information on Donation Drives, Corporate Team-Building, and more!

Amazon Wish List

 Ascencia has Amazon Wish Lists that feature items that our shelter clients and housed clients are requesting. By ordering off our Amazon wishlists, you can see exactly what we need in real time, and send your donations straight to our access center with ease. We will ensure these items get in the right hands as soon as they are delivered. This is by far the easiest way to donate the items we need the most, and it makes a tangible difference by putting items directly in the hands of our clients! Just email with details of your order. Thank you.

Move-In Donations

Imagine moving into your new home after being homeless, and having absolutely nothing to unpack — No bed to sleep on, no cups to drink water, and no silverware to eat with. Finding housing is hard enough, but homeless individuals who become housed often have a difficult time acquiring furniture, appliances, and household essentials.

Our Move-In Program allows our Ascencia supporters to kick off our clients’ fresh start by providing them with new household essentials from their Amazon Wishlist.

Sign up for our email newsletter to be alerted when our newly housed clients need your help. You’ll also be the first to hear about our clients’ success stories! You can also donate directly to our Move-In Donation fund and Ascencia will purchase items on your behalf for our housed clients.

Client Judith and Case Manager Zana with Move-in Donations.