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Donate Needed Items to a Nonprofit

Many of Hands On Nashville's Nonprofit Partners accept donated items. Listed below is a wish list of items needed to help with the continuation of their successful programs. To donate your items, you can contact the agency directly. Please let the agencies know that Hands On Nashville sent you. Thank you for your support of Middle Tennessee's nonprofits!

2nd Chance 4 Pets needs gift cards to office supply stores (Office Max, Office Depot, Staples) and pro bono printing services. Email:

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge needs "the basics" for guests staying away from home (toilet paper, disposable plates/ utensils/ cups, nonperishable foods, and sugar etc...). For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 342-0840

Begin Anew needs $10 or $15 Walmart or Kroger gift cards for clients; women’s and men’s gloves/hats/scarves; new board games for children to play; and snacks for children and adults in our programs. Call: (615) 244-3669 or email:

Bellevue Edible Learning Lab, Inc. (a.k.a. BELL Garden) needs garden tools (shovels, hoes, hand-weeding tools, etc.), kid-friendly utensils (harvest knives, knives, spoons and spatulas), egg cartons, and basic cooking ingredients (olive oil, flour, spices, salad dressings, etc.), and especially kitchen tools (salad spinners, mixing bowls, cutting boards, graters, blenders, food processors). Email:

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville needs school supplies (crayons, glue, markers, lined paper, pencils) and art supplies (paint/brushes, colored pencils, construction paper). Personal items including full size toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes and combs, soaps, deodorants, body washes and lotions; paper goods for kitchen and baths; cleaning supplies; healthy snacks for children, youth and seniors, gift cards (grocery stores, Kroger, Walmart, Target, etc). Call: (615) 329-3386 Ext. 230 or email:

Book'Em needs new and like-new books for children ages 0 to 18, small/medium sized cardboard boxes for packing books (wine and beer boxes are perfect!), reading incentive giveaways for elementary school children (30+ small items such as play packs, toys, coloring books, stickers, or bookmarks), standing desks, floor mats for standing desks, packing tape, copy paper, new 2-pocket folders, Avery shipping labels (5160 & 5163) and other general office supplies. Call: (615) 255-1820 or email:

Building Lives is in need of Welcome Home Kits for veterans who move into permanent housing. Call: (615) 678-4967 or email:

Catholic Charities Refugee Services needs household items, kitchen items, bedding, lamps, and furniture. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 259-3567 ext. 766 or email:

Christian Community Outreach, Inc. needs non-perishable food, ½ gallon size fresh milk, butter, fresh fruits and vegetables, personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, dental care, etc.), feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, facial tissue, dog/cat food for food pantry; as well as clean, sturdy cardboard boxes (small to medium moving box size) to pack food in. They also have a thrift store that accepts donations of clean and in good condition clothing, accessories, linens, small household items, books. Office supplies needed are copy paper, Epson 127 ink cartridges, post-it notes, file folders, pens. Call: (615) 847-4996 or email:

Communities In Schools of Tennessee needs winter coats in the following sizes: Boys & Girls Small (6), Girls Medium (8/10), Boys XL (14-16), Adult Men's Small & Medium, & Adult Women's Medium. Boys and Girls sizes 4 & 5: underwear, pants (khaki, navy, or black) and shorts (khaki, navy, or black). Khaki pants Juniors size 16 & 18. Women's all black shoes, girls’ converse or converse look-alike shoes size 3.5. We're also always in need of winter clothing (all sizes), hygiene items, school supplies, art supplies and gas/grocery gift cards. Call: (615) 727-1511 or email:

Community Achieves needs incentives for families and students in the form of gift cards, Wal-Mart, Kroger, etc. They also have a need for hygiene products, socks, belts, and gloves. Call: 615-259-8694 or email:

Community Kids needs incentives for families and students in the form of gift cards, Wal-Mart, Kroger, etc. They also have a need for school supplies, winter gloves and hats, backpacks, and books. Call: 615-587-6722 or email:

Dismas House of Nashville needs the following new items for adult male residents: twin and full-size sheet sets, towel sets, pillows, soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, hand sanitizer, shaving cream and razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, and socks. Gently used jeans and work/hiking boots are also appreciated. Laundry detergent, dish soap, and automatic dish detergent pods are needed for the living areas. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 297-4511 or email:

Doing Good needs $5-$30 gift cards/ tickets/ discounts (ex: free appetizer, $10 off a purchase, 2 admission tickets, etc...) to be given to Nashville’s Volunteers of the Month; multi-function printer/copier/scanner/fax with wireless access capability; copy paper; older Mac that reads external hard drives; camera equipment; 2 hotel night stay in Nashville area to be used by featured talent at annual fundraiser; "G-Technology G-Drive" (external hard drive). Email:

Dolphin Aquatics needs pool space and time, goggles, fins, any aquatic toys or equipment, banquet or party supplies. Call: (615) 866-9971

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children needs school supplies (crayons, glue, markers, lined paper, pencils), books (new and gently-used), laundry detergent pods, clothes (including school uniforms, coats, shoes, etc.), and art supplies (paint/brushes, colored pencils, construction paper). For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 228-6745 or email:

FiftyForward Meals on Wheels needs non-perishable food items for homebound older adults who cannot stand and cook. Popular items are pop-top cans of soup, chili, macaroni O’s, beans, vegetables, and other entrees; wrapped peanut butter or cheese snack crackers; shelf stable fruit, Jell-o, or pudding cups; soft breakfast bars; individual cereals; peanut butter; crackers in sleeves. These items are provided for weekends when hot meals are not delivered. Call: (615) 463-2264 or email:

Friends Life needs a carpet shampooer, toilet paper, gas cards for its two vans, and gift cards for art supplies. Call: (615) 730-9370

Friends of Shelby Park needs plants and trees for the park. Email:

Glencliff High School needs a working washer and dryer, composition notebooks, hygiene supplies, kitchen supplies (plates, pans, silverware, etc.), backpacks, boys belts/underwear, sports equipment (all sports), maternity pants, office supplies (scotch tape, copy paper, new pencils, two-pocket folders), umbrellas, and more. Call: (615) 333-5070

GROW Enrichment needs garden/farm/forestry tools, birdseed, garden plants/seeds/bulbs, other farm/garden related items. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 483-4191 or email:

Habitat For Paws needs dog houses, straw/cedar shavings, collars/leashes, flea/tick control, and dog food. Call: (615) 341-1047 or email:

Healing Arts Project Incorporated (HAPI) needs donations of arts and crafts supplies such as knitting yarn, cloth, acrylic paint, water colors, and picture frames for use in mental health peer support centers. Email:

Hospital Hospitality House needs household supplies. For a full list of needed items, click here. Email:

Immersion Retreat‚Äč needs arts and crafts supplies, and financial contributions. Call: (615) 416-0338 or email:

Insight Counseling Center needs copy paper, legal pads, pens, manila file folders, and a paper shredder. Call: (615) 383-2115

LP PENCIL Box needs gently-used office supplies, paper, white-out, games, puzzles, and any items that can be used by teachers in their classrooms. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 974-0438

Living Development Concepts, Inc. needs working computers, software, and furniture for clients. Call: (615) 750-5463

Lutheran Services in Tennessee needs household cleaning supplies, powdered detergent, personal care items, gardening tools, plants/seeds, and small toys. Call: (615) 331-3453 or email:

Martha O'Bryan Center needs diapers, baby formula, wipes, fresh fruits and vegetables, toddlers’ and newborns’ socks, and underwear (boys and girls), Pack N’ Plays, strollers, cribs, and car seats, and gift cards to local grocery stores. Call: (615) 254-1791

Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge needs travel-size toiletry items of all kinds, disposable silverware and serving ware (cups, plates, cutlery, etc.), coffee, disinfectant wipes, prepaid phone cards, and Ziploc bags. Call: (615) 342-0889

Morning Star Sanctuary: needs gift baskets to welcome new residents to the emergency shelter; personal items including full size toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes, combs, soaps, deodorants (for both men and women), body washes and lotions; ponchos, paper goods for kitchen and baths; trash bags and other cleaning supplies; gift cards (grocery stores, Waffle House, CVS, Cracker Barrel, Walmart, Target, etc); bus passes; gas cards and much more for clients of the shelter and those transitioning into permanent housing.
Recurring Needs: click here
Specific Needs: click here

NAMI Davidson County needs 1- to 3-inch view-front 3-ring binders with pockets, corrugated foam board campaign signs and wire stands (35), and a generator for outdoor events. Call: (615) 891-4724 or email:

Nashville Debate League needs laptops, legal pads, pens/pencils, highlighters, printing/copying services, coffee supplies, and food for lunch/snacks. Call: (615) 243-3570 or email:

Nashville Diaper Connection needs all sizes of baby diapers and pull-ups. Click here for drop-off locations.

Nashville General Hospital needs fleece blankets, adult socks, hats, and gloves; children's socks, hats, and gloves; NEW baby clothes: 0-3 months, diapers and wipes; NEW baby blankets and burp cloths. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 341-4235

Nashville International Center for Empowerment needs seasonal clothing for children and babies, furniture, household items, school and office supplies, gift cards (i.e. Walmart, Kroger, ALDI, gas stations), a small car and a 15-passenger van. Email:

Nashville Public Library needs books for its book sales that benefit Friends of the Library, and tickets to attractions or other treats/tokens as rewards for its hard-working volunteers. Email:

Nashville Tools for Schools needs cabinet building materials, such as cabinet grade plywood, oak, maple, birch and cherry hardwood, 2x4, 2x6, 2x8 and 2x10 spruce or pressure treated lumber, plywood, countertop laminate, and woodworking tools (handheld, portable or stationary). Call: (615) 442-6837

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere needs new cat or bird toys, new bottle brushes, Ziploc bags (quart or snack size), bird seed, and storage bins (any size). Call: (615) 833-1534 ext. 140 or email:

One Voice Nashville needs journals; snacks for youth; notebook paper; space for trainings, meetings, and Story Showcase events. Email

Open Table Nashville needs pop-top meals and protein drinks, low-temp sleeping bags, and propane and propane heaters. Email or call (615) 415-0141.

Park Center needs furniture (couches, coffee tables, dining tables/chairs, bedside tables, and bed frames/box springs), winter items (knit caps, gloves, scarves, thick socks, new underwear, t-shirts, and hand warmers), granola bars, puzzle books, and small packages of Kleenex. Call: (615) 242-3576

Pet Community Center needs cat litter, puppy pads, cat food (canned wet and dry food), distilled water (gallons), sardines (no mustard or hot sauce), HE laundry detergent, disposable puppy pads/bed pads, paper towels, blue dawn dish soap, pens, white copy, paper & binder clips, gift cards to office supply stores. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 512-5001.

Project CURE needs a large, flat screen television and Nashville sports paraphernalia (e.g. Titans, Sounds, Preds) to hang on the walls of their volunteer education space. Call: (615) 837-7575 or email:

Project Return needs supplies for to-go food bags for participants in need.; especially dry and canned food (pop-tops preferred!). They also need small, transportable can-openers for non-pop-top items. Call: (615) 327-9654 or email:

Radnor Lake State Natural Area needs work gloves, bottled water, wheelbarrows, and buckets to haul mulch. Call: Steve Ward at (615) 636-5460

Rebuilding Together Nashville needs Brother printer TN-750 high yield toner cartridges, pens, and copy paper for client paperwork; as well as protective gear (N95 dust masks, leather or fabric/nylon work gloves) for working on client homes. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 297-3955 or email:

Renewal House needs baskets of necessities for their clients (Expecting Mothers, Newborns and Toddlers, Children, Hygiene and Personal Health, and House Warming). For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 255-5222 ext. 120 or email:

Ride for Reading needs new and like-new books for grades Pre-K-4th Grade, volunteer incentive swag/giveaways (quantity of 40-50), Wal-mart or Kroger gift cards, one desk or floor lamp, printing paper. Additional needed items are updated periodically on our Ride for Reading Wish List: click here. Call: (615) 348-7658 or email:

Rise Against Hunger Needs a used, new, free, or for sale forklift for use in their warehouse. Leads are appreciated. Email:

Safe Haven Family Shelter needs unopened diapers (sizes 2,3,4,5), pull-ups, baby wipes, household products (especially unused HE laundry detergent), "bed in a bag" items, and paper products. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 256-8195 or email:

Scarritt-Bennett Center needs meeting room furniture, historically accurate furniture for historic rooms and buildings on their campus, new mattresses, bedding, toiletries, lawn and grounds care items. Call: (615) 340-7500 or email:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee needs non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, canned foods (meats, fruits, vegetables, beans, etc.), rice, and pasta. Call: (615) 627-1625

Senior Ride Nashville needs office supplies, a collapsible hand cart, and a 72” by 40” wall mounted magnetic whiteboard. For a full list of needed items, click here. Email:

Shower The People needs travel size personal hygiene products for men and women (soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, lotion, dental care, feminine hygiene products, etc…) and men’s and women’s socks and underwear. Call: (704) 338-2845 or email:

St. Luke's Community House needs Halloween Trick or Treat candy, toys for the Christmas Toy Store, non-perishable food items, school supplies, outdoor garden tools, and Bingo prizes. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 324-8375

Susan G. Komen for the Cure needs 250 heavy plastic plates (clear), 250 heavy plastic cups (clear), and 250 sets of plastic silverware. Call: (615) 383-0017 or email:

Tennessee Environmental Council needs mulch, shovels, yard/landscaping equipment, and working computers. Call: (615) 248-6500 or email:

Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition needs general office supplies, laptop computers, computer software, gift cards (i.e. Walmart, Kroger, gas stations), and a 15-passenger van. Call: (615) 833-0384

Tennessee Senior Olympics, Inc. needs bottles of water (5,000 to 10,000 bottles during our state finals in late June, delivered if possible), printing services (such as entry forms, letterhead, envelopes), and volunteer meals or gift cards for meals (25 to 150 volunteer lunches needed each day) during our state finals in late June. Call: (615) 200-8760

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Voluntary Service needs comfort items, clothing, shoes, current magazines and snack bags for homeless Veterans and those at the Medical Center needing food. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call (615) 873-7477

Tennessee Wildlife Federation needs a refrigerator, chest freezers, Honda EU2000i - 2000W Generators, Camp Chef Explorer 3X Stoves - 3 burner, Shelter Logic Monarc Canopies - 10’x18’, King Kooker Cook Pots - 22 qt, 32 qt, 60 qt, Camp Chef Professional Flattop Griddle - 16”x37”, Lifeline 6 ft. Fold-in-half Tables, Cabela’s Deluxe Camper Kitchens, Weber 26” Original Kettle Premium Grill, Texas Original Corsicana Classic Backyard Smoker, Orca 50 qt Coolers, American Floor Mats 4’x6’ black, P&D Metal Works Fire Ring, 60” diameter, 12” high. Call: (615) 353-1133 or email

The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park needs caterers to donate food and time for events. Call (615) 862-6810 or email:

The Heimerdinger Foundation, Inc. needs Rondeau pans 24 quart or larger, Silpats (non-stick baking mat), organic olive oil, cases of great gloves-latex gloves all sizes, commercial size emersion blender, Ziploc bags (quart and gallon), office supplies (copy paper, 950/951 ink, cartridges), bandanas, ball caps, and red or blue aprons. Call: (615) 241-0246

The Little Pantry That Could needs tents, sleeping bags, new socks, can openers, canned fruit, canned beans, canned vegetables and tuna. Call: (615) 260-5769 or email:

The Nashville Food Project gardens need wheelbarrows, mulch, organic potting mix, Showa Nitrile Garden Gloves (small and medium), ear and eye protection. The Meals Program needs Cambro bins with lids, can openers, peelers, graters, pairing knives, fresh fruit, olive oil, and diced tomatoes. They also need masking tape, sharpies, and ball point pens. Call: (615) 460-0172 or email:

The Next Door needs shampoo, conditioner, new bath towels and washcloths, spiral notebooks, reusable water bottles, one time single disposable razors, women’s panties, bras and socks in all sizes (please only new items). For a full list of needed items, please click here. Email:

ThriftSmart needs gently-used clothing, shoes, housewares (including linens and appliances), furniture, books, and electronics. Donations can be dropped off at 4890 Nolensville Pike in Nashville. For FREE donation pickup of larger items, call (615) 833-8200 ext 21 or submit a pickup request online.

Youth Encouragement Services needs large playground equipment, art supplies (including craft kits and paint), basic office and school supplies, folding chairs, a leaf blower, and a small safe. Call: (615) 315-5333

Youth Villages needs new or gently-used dictionaries, Spanish-English dictionaries, thesaurus, scientific and graphing calculators, teenage books and DVDs. Call: (615) 250-7323

YWCA needs bus passes (one-day MTA), gas gift cards, full-size toiletries, bath towels, full & twin bed linens, soup/cereal bowls. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 269-9922