Critical Needs

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We are gratefully accepting donations of furniture, personal care items, kitchen needs, cleaning supplies, household items and clothing.

Please contact us in advance before dropping off any donations.

Because of COVID restrictions, we have a limited number of staff and volunteers available to help us process donations. So that we can be sure to have adequate help available, we ask that you please coordinate in advance with David Hegge. He can be reached by phone or email; 815-964-4105 or

Donations by mail are always appreciated and accepted at any time. Ordering items online continues to be a wonderful option during this time. Our mailing address is: 1149 Railroad Ave. Rockford, IL 61104. Thank you for helping us fulfill these needs for our guests and families.

Urgent Needs for January:

  • Warm Gloves, Men’s and Women’s
  • Warm Men’s Boots, Sizes 8-12
  • Warm Women’s Winter Boots, Sizes 7-10
  • Hand Warmers
  • Toe Warmers
  • Travel Size Lotions
  • Men’s and Women’s Heavy Winter Coats

Online Ordering Options:


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


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Critical Needs at CP

As you can imagine, it requires many resources to operate Carpenter’s Place and all of our program and housing units.  The following items are almost always needed, and we appreciate any and all donations. Click here to download and print our complete Needs List!

Paper Products & Kitchen

Garbage Bags (13, 30 and 33 gallon size)
Plastic Forks & Spoons
Styrofoam Bowls
Styrofoam Cups (8 oz)
Styrofoam Plates (4” and 9”)
Ziploc Bags (1 gallon & snack/sandwich size)
Bottled Water to serve with meals
Individual sugar, salt/pepper, condiments
Disposable drinking cups (SOLO)

Personal Care Items

Hand Warmers
Disposable Razors
Shaving Cream
Stick Deodorant (men & women)

Items for our Guests

Backpacks (new and gently used)
Men’s Boxers (sizes M, L, XL)
White Socks
Women’s Briefs (sizes 6, 7, 8, 9)


Family sized laundry soap
Dryer sheets

On-Going Needs

Comet Cleanser
Dish Soap
Individual Size Tissue
Laundry Detergent
Light Bulbs
Masking Tape
Mops, Brooms, Dustpans
Pine-Sol or Lysol
Scrub Sponges
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Air Freshener (neutral scents)

Furniture and Household Items

Alarm Clock Radios
Can Openers
Coffee Makers
Frying Pans
Pots and Pans
Non-plastic Silverware Sets
Twin-size: Mattresses, Box Springs, Bedding, Mattress Covers
Vacuum Cleaners

Food Items

Salt and Pepper (individual packets)
Pre-sweetened Drink Mix
Sugar (individual packets)

Clothing/Personal Care Items

Men’s Jeans (all sizes)
Men’s/Women’s Walking Shoes (sizes 7 & up)
Men’s Wallets

Donation drop-off hours and location:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.*

*For donations after 1:00 p.m., please coordinate with Patti Floyd for alternate times. She can be reached by phone or email: – 815-964-4105 ext 120.

Carpenter’s Place
1149 Railroad Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104

Thanks so much for your support!

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