How You Can Help
CHIP Wish List

Bring Food:

  • Form a group with friends/relatives and prepare a meal for the CHIP Shelter once a month.  Or, as an individual, prepare a dish to contribute.
  • Bring left over food from a function or party to the CHIP Shelter.
  • Load up a bag of non-perishable groceries to donate.

Give Money:

  • Make donations in memory of a late family member or friend.
  • When inviting guest to birthday or anniversary celebrations, ask for a contribution for the homeless as your gift.
  • Support CHIP’s fundraising projects – buy tickets to the annual gala and attend functions.

Give Reclycables:

  • Donate your reclyclable cans and bottles to the CHIP Shelter.

Give Proceeds From a Sale:

  • Have a lawn, garage, craft or bake sale and donate the proceeds to the CHIP Shelter.

Give Clothing:

  • Donate items when you clean out your closets.
  • Buy and donate new items – a package of new socks and underwear go a long way to giving a psychological lift.
  • Warm coats, hats, gloves and blanket that you no longer want can be put to good use.

Volunteer at the CHIP Shelter:

  • No matter what you do for a living or are interested in as a hobby, your time and talent won’t be wasted.
  • Educate your children and include them in efforts for the homeless – volunteer as a family.

Ask Your Congregation to Help:

  • Suggest that part of the regular offerings be donated to the homeless.

Ask Groups You Belong to for Help:

  • Involve your children’s groups (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Daycare, Sunday School, etc.) in making food and gifts for the homeless.
  • Make a group donation of food clothing, furniture, appliances, or other supplies needed.
  • Ask your company to match funds you and co-workers raise through a drawing or sale.
  • Ask businesses to donate goods and set up containers to collect donations.
  • Have children bring in canned goods as a class donation.
  • Donate fees from an event or make admission cans of food or a blanket.
  • Organize a food drive to provide CHIP clients with much needed items on the CHIP wish list.
  • Submit articles to your group’s newsletter to raise awareness of homelessness in our community and how others can help the CHIP shelter.
The CHIP Wish List


Gift Certificates

Gas Stations
Bus Passes
Car Repair/Oil Changes
Local Grocery Stores
Theatre/Movie
Hair Salons
Restaurants
Fast Food
Local Mall
Home Depot
Hardware Stores
Sam’s Club
Wal-Mart
K-Mart
Target
Book Stores

School/Office Supplies

Manila File Folders
Folder Labels
Dry Erase Board
Dry Erase Markers
Copy Paper
Dictionaries
Staples
Post-it-notes
Pens
Scotch Tape
Printer Cartridges
File Cabinets
Typewriters
Office Furniture
Stamps

Household Items

Laundry Detergent
Bleach
Liquid Dish Soap
Dish Cloths
Brooms and Mops
Coffee (Drip Grind)
Creamer
Sugar (packets)
Food Storage Containers

Paper and Plastic Products

Plastic Forks
Plastic Spoons
Toilet Tissue
Paper Towels
Disposable Diapers
Garbage Bags
Facial Tissue
Wet Wipes
Baby Wipes
Sanitary Napkins/Tampons
Birthday Decorations
Stationary
Greeting Cards
Journals
Date Books
Paper Plates
Disposable cups
Napkins
Plastic Baggies


Health Care and Hygeine

Non-aspirin Pain Relievers
Kids’ Band-Aids
Cold Remedies
First Aid Kits
Thermometers
Vitamins (kids or adult)
Antibacterial Ointments
Antacids
Deodorants
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Hair Brushes
Combs
Shampoo
Bath Soap
Disposable
Shavers
Shaving Cream
Nail Clippers
Nail Files
Disinfectant Spray
Lotion
Liquid Hand Soap

Bedding

Twin Bed Sheets
Bed Pillows
Pillow Cases
Twin Blankets
Crib Sheets
Bumper Pads
Crib Pads
Crib Blankets
Receiving Blankets
Quilts

Clothing

Mens’ Clothing
Mens’ Shoes
Mens’ Work Boots
Womens’ Clothing
Womens’ Shoes
Kids’ Clothing
Kids’ Shoes
Baby Clothes
Coats
Gloves
Umbrellas
Raincoats
NEW Socks
NEW Underwear

Miscellaneous

Clocks
Wind Up Alarm Clocks
Wallets
Photo Albums
Craft Projects
Back Packs
Small Suitcases
Videos for Kids
Books for Kids
Crayons
Coloring Books
Shower Curtains
Towels
Washcloths
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