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Current Needs for October

As the days become shorter and the leaves begin to fall, we know that winter is coming. We are more committed than ever to our mission; providing the tools to rebuild the lives of the homeless in Rockford. Listed below are the most urgently needed items needed to continue our day-to-day work at Carpenter’s Place. Our guests rely on the generous support from people in the community, like you, to provide basic everyday needs. Below is the complete list of our most urgent needs for the month of October. Any and all donations are very much appreciated!

Due to Covid-19, we need to be more mindful of our in-person visitors. If you plan to drop off donation items in person, we ask that you please coordinate in advance with Teresa. She can be reached by phone or email; 815-964-4105 ext. 203 cpengagement@carpentersplace.org. Donations by mail are always welcome and accepted at any time.

NEEDS LIST

ADULTS
Wallets
Backpacks
Jeans 30 – 38 (32 length)
Thermal underwear M – 3X

CHILDREN
4T-5T boys Pull Ups

CLEANING SUPPLIES
Liquid cleaner and bleach
33-gallon garbage bags
Laundry soap
Fabric softener sheets
Air freshener

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS
Shaving cream
Razors
Deodorant
Toothpaste
Liquid hand soap

FOOD/KITCHEN
Note: due to COVID restrictions, we cannot use large containers of condiments that are touched by many; therefore, we now need individual packets
Individual Creamers (liquid or powder)
Individual Sugar
Individual packets of hot sauce, catsup, mustard, mayo
Sandwich bags (do not have to be zip type; fold-over is fine)

ONLINE

Amazon is a popular and effective way for us to receive in-kind donations. If you shop on Amazon, we have a couple tips for the next time you buy.

USEsmile.amazon.com
Adding ‘smile’ brings you to AmazonSmile. It is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. We hope you’ll choose Carpenter’s Place during the set-up process. The best part is, you can use your existing Amazon account. Super seamless!

CHOOSE: gift option at check-out
Choosing ‘gift option’ at check-out let’s us know who sent the package. Using this option to ship directly to Carpenter’s Place allows us to know who to thank for the generous donation!

SHIP TO: Carpenter’s Place
Attn: Donations
1149 Railroad Ave.
Rockford, IL 61104

IN PERSON

Due to Covid-19, we need to be more mindful of our in-person visitors. If you plan to drop off donation items in person, we ask that you please coordinate in advance with Teresa. She can be reached by phone or email; 815-964-4105 ext. 203 cpengagement@carpentersplace.org.

Donation items may be dropped off at Carpenter’s Place:
Monday – Friday | 8:30am to 4:00pm

Thank you for supporting our mission provide the tools necessary to rebuild the lives of homeless men and women in Rockford.

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