Basic Needs Center

The CALC Basic Needs Center

The CALC Basic Needs Center

The CALC warehouse provides recent immigrants and needy families with critical household furnishings and clothing. We depend on your generous donations to supply the needs of our community.

The Following Items Are Currently Needed Most:

Hygiene Toiletries:
Deodorant, Bar Soap or Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner, Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Disposable Razors/Shavers, Lotion, Body Sponges, Hair Brushes (All should be New)

Items listed below can be gently used or new

School Supplies:
Book Bags, Notebooks, Pencils, Glue Sticks/Glue, Markers, Crayons, Folders, Hand Sanitizers

FURNITURE *** We Need It All ***
Sofas, Loveseats, Chairs, Dining & Kitchen Table & Chairs, Coffee & Side Tables, Storage Cabinets, TV Stands, Beds & Mattresses (mainly Twin & Full), Dressers, Chests, Nightstands

Small Appliances: Toasters & Toaster Ovens, Microwaves, Irons, Vacuum Cleaners
Large Appliances: Washer & Dryer, Stove, Refrigerator & Freezers

Baby Items: Car Seats, Strollers, High Chairs, Bath Tubs, Cribs, Bikes & Toys
Baby Hygiene Items: Shampoo, body wash, power & lotion, Diapers: ALL sizes & Baby Wipes

Bedding & Bath Items
Comforters and Blankets light or heavy —— All sizes (NEED MORE OF TWIN & FULL)
Sheets, Pillow Cases & Mattress Pads ——- All sizes – NEW ONLY
Bath Towels: Hand, Face & Body – NEW ONLY

Kitchen Items:
Pots (M, L & XL), Frying Pans (all sizes) but many large, Baking sheets & Pyrex pans
Dishes, Drinking glasses, Tea cups, Coffee cups, Turkish coffee cups
Silver ware, Serving Utensils, Knives (butcher, serrated, pairing & steak)
Storage containers, Serving bowls, platters & trays, Tea Pots & Coffee Makers

Cleaning Supplies & Items:
Tide, Clorox, Comet, Windex, 409 Spray, Shout, Fabric Softener, Dish Soap, Toilet Cleaner, Sponges & SOS Pads, Kitchen Towels, Trash Cans, Hampers, Laundry Baskets

Electronics: TV’s (All sizes), VCR & DVD Players, Radios, Alarm & Wall Clocks, Hair Dryers, Heaters, Fans, Table & Floor Lamps, Computers

***NOTE*** All Appliances and Electronics should be clean and in working condition ***

Before you donate please check the Do’s and Don’t list:

  • Do test all electrical and battery-operated equipment to make sure they still work
  • Do include all pieces and/or parts
  • Do call ahead of time if dropping items off at CALC warehouse
  • Do have all donated items for pick-up in garage or on front porch
  • Do bring an itemized list of your donation and ask for a receipt
  • Do not donate broken or soiled items
  • Do not leave items outside a collection box or center
  • Do not donate items that do not meet current safety standards

We can only pick-up the following items:

  • Living Room Furniture
  • Coffee Tables
  • Kitchen/Dinning Room Table & Chairs
  • Bedroom Furniture
  • T.V & Stands or Entertainment Centers
  • Appliances

Please have your furniture ready by either placing it near the from door or in your garage at the time of pick-up.

If you have any of the following items listed below, please arrange to either drop them off at the warehouse or at the CALC office:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Kitchen ware
  • Toys & Books
  • Towels
  • Sheets & Blankets
  • Home Accessories
  • Christmas Trees