Needs of the House


JULY 2018 UPDATE: In the last few months, we have been providing hospitality for 400-600 migrants and refugees each week, most of them recently released by ICE (including some parents awaiting reunification with their separated children). At this time, we ask most urgently for financial donations rather than specific material items. This allows us to buy exactly what we need and respond in real time to the changing needs of our guests. It also lightens the work and cost of sorting, transporting, and storing donated goods. As always, we are incredibly grateful for your support.

Many people ask about the needs of our people and our houses. Almost any item that is basic to a family household we can use and use abundantly. It is a joy for us to be able to share our needs with you. And it is God’s grace that allows us to beg from our poverty on behalf of our guests and the many who depend on us, if even for but a single night of hospitality.

  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Powder milk
  • Canned goods
  • Cooking oil
  • Eggs
  • Pastas
  • Chicken and meat
  • Cheese
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Cereals
  • Vegetables
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Shampoo
  • Bath soap
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Tampons
  • Disposable razors
  • Diapers
  • Band aids
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil)
  • Bismuth (Pepto-Bismol)
  • Cold medicine
  • Cough syrup
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Dish soap
  • Disinfectants
  • Scouring powder
  • Scouring pads
  • Bath towels
  • Dish towels
  • Pine cleaner
  • Toilet paper
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Rubber gloves
  • Light bulbs