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!
100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee needs $10 and $25 gift cards to stores such as Walmart, Target, Starbucks, McDonalds or Dunkin' Donuts as awards for our 100 KINGS program participants (middle and high school young men).
16:10 Now & Then, Inc. needs computers, software, furniture, administrative and financial support, business advice, and marketing and strategic planning advice.
2nd Chance 4 Pets needs gift cards to office-supply stores and-pro bono printing services. More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge needs basic items for guests staying away from home (toilet paper, disposable plates/utensils/cups, nonperishable foods, sugar, etc). For a full list of needed items, click here. More information: (615) 342-0840
American Red Cross needs in-kind donations of snacks and other nonperishable refreshments for meetings and events.
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. More information: (615) 244-3669 or Debbie@beginanew.com
Bellevue Edible Learning Lab, Inc. (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 staples (olive oil, flour, spices, salad dressings, etc.), and especially kitchen tools (salad spinners, mixing bowls, cutting boards, graters, blenders, food processors). More information: email@example.com
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville needs notebook paper, hand sanitizer, glue sticks, multi-surface cleaners, pencils, paper towels, markers, dusting mops, folders, disinfectant wipes, crayons, tissues, healthy snacks, construction paper (all colors), wipes, tissue paper, toilet paper, art paint, dictionaries, thesauruses, dishwashing liquid, adult diapers, rulers, soap, protractors, shampoo, bandages, batteries (A, AA, AAA), hydrogen peroxide, liquid detergent, cotton swabs, file folders (manila and colored), cotton balls, kitchen rugs/mats, antibiotic ointment, oven gloves, latex gloves, storage bins, deodorant, clocks (with big numbers), powder, hands-free can opener, foot powder, measuring cups, toothbrushes, toothpaste, salt and pepper shakers, big print books, snacks for youth, puzzle/crossword puzzle books, prizes/incentives for youth, adult coloring books, scented candles, flashlights with batteries, women's socks, and picture frames.
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 work well), reading incentive giveaways for elementary school children (30-plus small items such as play packs, toys, coloring books, stickers, or bookmarks), standing desks, floor mats for standing desks, packing tape, copy paper, new two-pocket folders, Avery shipping labels (5160 & 5163), and other general office supplies.
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. needs household items, kitchen items, bedding, lamps, and furniture. For a full list of needed items, click here. More information: (615) 259-3567 ext. 766 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Community Outreach, Inc. needs nonperishable food, half-gallon jugs of 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, clean and sturdy cardboard boxes (small to medium moving box size). They also have a thrift store that accepts donations of clothing in clean and good condition, accessories, linens, small household items, and books. Office supplies needed are copy paper, Epson 127 ink cartridges, sticky notes, file folders, pens. More information: (615) 847-4996 or email@example.com
Communities In Schools of Tennessee needs winter coats in the following sizes: Boys and Girls Small (6), Girls Medium (8/10), Boys XL (14-16), Adult Men's Small and Medium, and Adult Women's Medium. Underwear, pants (khaki, navy, or black), and shorts (khaki, navy, or black) are needed in Boys and Girls sizes 4 and 5. Khaki pants are needed in Juniors sizes 16 and 18. Girls’ Converse or Converse look-alike sneakers are needed in size 3.5. Community Schools is also always in need of winter clothing (all sizes), hygiene items, school supplies, art supplies and gas/grocery gift cards. More information: (615) 727-1511 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Achieves needs incentives for families and students in the form of gift cards (Walmart, Kroger, etc.). They also have a need for hygiene products, socks, belts, and gloves. More information: 615-259-8694 or Alison.email@example.com
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. More information: 615-587-6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Davidson County Foster Care Association needs diapers, toys, children's clothes, car seats, and bikes.
Dismas, Inc. needs ground coffee, laundry detergent, bleach, dryer sheets, umbrellas, backpacks, men's hygeine items, shampoo, deoderant, soap, hand sanitizer, hand soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste, and floss. For a full list of needed items, click here
Doing Good would appreciate size #10 envelopes, copy paper, jump drives, and “goody bag items” such as $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. These items can include corporate logos. Email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee needs gift cards to Kroger, Publix and Walmart, to purchase ingredients for cooking classes; Michaels, Joann's, and Hobby Lobby gift cards, to purchase art class supplies;restaurant gift cards, to offset costs related to dinner lectures/lunch and learns; Office Max, Staples, and Office Depot gift cards to purchase office supplies;Costco, Sam's Club, and Target gift cards to purchase snacks and drinks for the clubhouses; and Visa and Amazon gift cards for general use
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: email@example.com
Habitat For Paws needs dog houses, straw/cedar shavings, collars/leashes, flea/tick control, and dog food. Call: (615) 341-1047 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Hispanic Family Foundation needs a laptop (<5 years old), tents, folding tables, folding chairs, custom-made uniforms for dancers, off-site storage, a Spanish teacher, an English teacher, a basic computer teacher, a social worker, a legal services worker, and a graphic designer.
Immersion Retreat needs arts and crafts supplies, and financial contributions. Call: (615) 416-0338 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Insight Counseling Centers needs bottled water, copy paper, manila file folders, and office furnishings. Call: (615) 383-2115
Inspiritus needs household cleaning supplies, powdered detergent, personal care items, gardening tools, plants/seeds, and small toys. Call: (615) 331-3453 or email: LSTofficemail@bellsouth.net
King's Daughters Child Development Center needs paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, and paper plates; art supplies such as crayons, paint, brushes, and glue; office supplies such as pens, copy paper, sticky notes, and baby wipes.
Legal Aid Society of Middle TN and the Cumberlands needs gas cards and gift cards ($25 or less); shampoo/conditioner; women's hygeine products; and diapers.
Living Development Concepts, Inc. needs computers, software, office equipment, furniture, meeting space, administrative support, financial support, business advice, and marketing assistance.
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
McKendree Village needs arts and craft supplies, flowers, and outdoor gardening supplies.
McNeilly Center for Children needs diapers and wipes (particularly sizes 3, 4 and 5); gently-used books targeted to infants, toddlers, preschool and pre-k children; school supplies such as construction paper, glue sticks, finger paint, and crayons; chicken feed and bedding. For a full list of needed items, click here
Medical Foundation of Nashville needs office paper, 3-ring binders, and bus passes.
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.
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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: email@example.com
Nashville Education, Community, and Arts Television (NECAT) needs food and drink for fundraising events in the TV studio; paint and painting materials for the studio floor and green screen; and poster boards for cue cards.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nashville Dolphins needs pool space and time, goggles, fins, any aquatic toys or equipment, banquet or party supplies. Call: (615) 866-9971
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: email@example.com
Nashville Launch Pad needs underwear (men's and women's), t-shirts (new, plain, cotton for men and women), LARGE size bottles of shampoo and conditioner, biodegradable plates and utensils, and backpacks. For a full list of items, click here.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nashville Tools for Schools accepts donated materials, tools, or in-kind products, please call 615.442.6837. NTFS is a non-profit 501c3. All donations are tax deductible.
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: email@example.com
Neighbor 2 Neighbor needs canned soda, bottled waters, and breakfast bars.
One Voice Nashville needs journals; snacks for youth; notebook paper; space for trainings, meetings, and Story Showcase events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Table Nashville needs pop-top meals and protein drinks, low-temp sleeping bags, and propane and propane heaters. Email email@example.com or call (615) 415-0141.
Operation Stand Down Tennessee needs gasoline cards for Mapco, Kroger, Exxon, and Shell in $25 increments; $25 and $50 Wal-Mart cards; $25 and $50 Kroger cards; men's and women's gently used clothing, including shoes and boots; cases of bottled water, Dollar Store reading eyeglasses: 1.25, 2.0, 2.25, 2.5, 2.75, 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0 strengths, and men's 2X and 3X t-shirts.
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
PENCIL needs new and lightly-used school and office supplies such as pencils, calculators, dry erase markers, pencil top and block erasers, glue sticks and bottles, hand sanitizer, markers, pencil sharpeners, and sanitizing wipes. For a full list of needed items, click here
Pet Community Center needs paper towels, disposable puppy pads; dry cat food; canned wet dog food; HE laundry detergent; canned wet cat food; Ziploc bags (snack and sandwich size); white copy paper; Dawn dish soap; 70% rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide; garbage bags (13 and 50 gallon); office supplies such as tape, binder, paper clips, and pens; gift cards to office supply stores (i.e. Staples, Office Depot); and sardines (no mustard or hot sauce).
Poverty and the Arts needs art supplies such as a gallery wrap canvas 1.5" frame depth (canvas sizes 11x14, 16x20, 18x24, 24x36); a brown kraft paper roll 36 in. x 1,000 ft. (50 lb.); Prismacolor Premier colored pencils (multipack); Cray-pas oil pastels; Nupastels; paint pens (Montana Acrylic Markers, Liquitex Acrylic Markers); markers (Prismacolor Premier double-ended brush tip markers); paint brushes (bristle and sable in all sizes, filbert tip, round tip, flat tip); Epoxy/ Gorilla Glue/ Craft Glue; frames (plain white, black, or natural wood in sizes 11x14, 16x20, 18x24, 24x36); a 4-ply mat board (white); jewelry supplies such as beads, metal clasps, wire, and wire cutters; sewing, embroidery, and knitting supplies and fabric; hanging supplies such as ATG tape, D-ring hangers, braided hanging wire, picture hanging shields, nails of varying size, and stud finder; and 1/2"–1" circular felt tabs.
Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee needs high chairs, car seats, diapers, wipes, and tech support for Salesforce.
Project Access needs school supplies and enrichment activities/games, food and snacks for community events, and incentives for resident participation.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Return needs gently-used professional wear, and furniture items such as couches, chairs, tables, lamps, dressers, storage cabinets, kitchen appliances, and bed frames. Call: (615) 327-9654
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com.
Rise Against Hunger Needs a used, new, free, or for sale forklift for use in their warehouse. Leads are appreciated. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Info@SeniorRideNashville.org
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: Meredith@ShowerThePeople.net
Siloam Health needs medical supplies and first aid kits.
St. Luke's Community House needs non-perishable food, hygiene products, household cleaning supplies, baby formula, and pet food for its food bank; baby food and formula, baby laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, construction paper, children's toys, and art supplies for its preschool; backpack leaf blower, hedge trimmers, and a gas-powered weed eater for maintenance; detergent, cleaners, bleach, soap, toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, lotion, Wal-Mart or Kroger gift cards, dog food and treats, and activity books for its Senior Bingo prizes.
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: email@example.com
Tennessee Association of Blind Athletes needs venues, sports equipment, water, Gatorade or powerade, and healthy snacks.
Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition needs stamps, computers, plates, napkins, cutlery, food items, and decorations.
Tennessee Environmental Council needs mulch, shovels, yard/landscaping equipment, and working computers. Call: (615) 248-6500 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 needs bottled water for June events (cannot store ahead of time), volunteer meals/snacks/drinks, and first aid supplies.
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 chest freezer; 2000 watt generator (such as a Honda EU2000i; Qty: 2); a 7ft. x 14 ft. tandem axel covered trailer with toy hauler ramp door, side door, and brakes; an 8 ft. x 14 ft. tandem axel flatbed trailer with brakes; a heavy-duty truck with tow package (such as Ford 250 Super Duty, under 50,000 miles); an automated external defibrillator (AED); a three-burner propane gas cooker (such as Camp Chef Explorer 3X Stove; Qty: 2); a 10 ft. x 18 ft. rounded top canopy (such as ShelterLogic Monarc Canopy; Qty: 3); a barrel-style smoker with 500+ sq. in of cooking space (such as Texas Original Corsicana Classic Backyard Smoker); and a 50+ qt. cooler (such as Orca 58-qt. Cooler; Qty: 4). Call: (615) 353-1133
The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park needs caterers to donate food and time for events. Call (615) 862-6810 or email: email@example.com
The Gentle Barn Foundation needs desitin, towels, blankets, comforters, dish rags, paper plates, trash bags, paper towels, napkins, utensils, screws and nails, washers, totes, printer paper, HP 64XL Black and Color Ink, and Canon Maxify mb2720 Ink cartridges. For a full list of needed items, visit The Gentle Barn Foundation's Amazon Wish List.
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 food, full-size toiletries, and camping supplies. Call: (615) 260-5769
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Next Door needs new panties, bras, socks, flip flops, children coats (male and female), adult coats (female), jackets, and maternity clothing in all sizes. For a full list of needed items, click here.
The Salvation Army - Nashville needs linens, bedding, sheets, pillows, towels, baby supplies, clothing, housewares, cooking accessories, toiletries, and school supplies.
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.
Turnip Green Creative Reuse needs snacks for volunteers, receptions, campaign events, and gallery openings.
Water Walkers needs gas cards, food, sports equipment, watersports/boating equipment, office supplies, educational supplies. For more information: email@example.com
Workers' Dignity needs chairs, foldable tables, and office supplies.
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) needs food for event days such as apples, bananas, bagels, coffee, chips, and other snack items. It is also in need of security services, sign language interpreters, garbage, and other event services.
YCAP YMCA needs toiletries such as soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes/toothpaste, lotion, baby powder, and feminine products. They also need school supplies such as pencils, markers, colored pencils, notebooks, folders, crayons, and paper.
Youth Encouragement Services needs your help to pack our Resource Center. Our needs include all standard school supplies, as well as – dry erase markers, construction paper, copy paper, cutting board, 3 hole punch, paint and brushes, electric stapler, calculators, binder clips, Sharpies, butcher paper w/ roll holder (assorted colors), copy machine (color, collate & staple), printer, desktop computer, work island/counter and desk. School Uniforms of all sizes are also appreciated. Our ongoing/standard needs include sports equipment, disinfecting wipes, Ziploc bags, 33 gallon trash bags, plastic eating utensils, paper towels and multi-purpose cleaner.
Youth Villages needs new or gently-used teenage/YA books, video games, and DVDs; scientific and graphing calculators; new twin bed frames and mattresses; new group or family-type board or card games; new or gently-used luggage and duffel bags; residential (group home) lawn-care services; professional interior and/or exterior painting services; new futon for overnight staff at group homes; new 42" tv's for group home living rooms (Qty: 4). Call: (615) 250-7266