Wish List

How to Donate

Please donate items that are in good to excellent condition. Our goal is to help families start anew with dignity and hope. We don't mean to be "picky" - it's simply that we have seen for years now what the families we serve need and what they rarely select. Thank you for helping us serve our neighbors in need!

You can schedule a pick-up or drop off items seven days/week at our Center for Community Service in Silver Spring, MD: Monday - Saturday 9:00 - 6:00; Sunday 12:00 - 6:00.

Items that are most needed for the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program include the following:
  • Beds (mattresses, box springs, & frames) - Almost every family that we serve needs beds. Please donate only those that are without rips or stains.

  • Dressers - as with beds, almost every one of our families needs dressers.

  • Kitchen tables and chairs - families prefer sets (single kitchen or dining room chairs rarely find homes).

  • Baby items - strollers, highchairs, changing tables, cribs, car seats, infant and toddler clothing

  • End tables and coffee tables

  • Sofas - as long as they are in great shape

  • Televisions - with remote, and color and cable-ready are best

  • Lamps - with shade

  • Kitchen items - sets of dishes, silverware, pots & pans, toasters and microwaves

  • Fans & Air Conditioning Units - these often go into the homes of low-income seniors for whom they may be life-saving. Please ensure that they are in good working order and are cleaned/dusted.

  • New cleaning products - detergent, dish soap, household cleaners

  • Vacuum cleaners - as long as they are models for which families can still buy the required bags

  • Towels - all sizes are needed

  • Bedding - comforters, blankets, and sheet sets

  • Plastic comforter bags - with the zippers, to help us keep the bedding clean

  • Rope - our clients often need rope to tie items down for transport

  • Baskets - the diameter of a basketball or larger, please.

  • "The Essentials" - Healthy non-perishable food and personal care items.

  • Men's and Women's Professional Attire - suits, ties, new shoes, dress shirts, dress pants, briefcases, handbags and business accessories. Click here for more information.
  • Automobiles - for more information or for questions on the vehicle donation process, please email mark@awidercircle.org.


Items needed for the Well Mother, Well Baby Program include the following:

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Large Items
  • Pack 'n Play
  • Infant Car Seat
  • Stroller


  • Receiving Blankets
  • Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Onesies
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Laundry Detergent
  • 4 oz bottles
  • 8 oz bottles
  • Nipples
  • Bottle Brush
  • Bibs
  • Pacifiers
  • Thermometer
  • Baby Wash/Shampoo

Health and Safety

  • Diaper Rash Ointment
  • Nursery Monitor
  • Nail Clippers
  • Drawer Latches
  • Safety Gate
  • Outlet Plugs


  • Diaper Bag
  • Hooded Bath Towel
  • Breast Pump Set
  • Pack 'n Play Sheets
  • Changing Pad
  • Childproof Plates
  • Childproof Spoons
  • Sippy Cups
  • Toys




For donation drop-off hours and information about scheduling a pick-up, click here.

Please contact us if you would like to further discuss your options for giving.
All donations are tax-deductible.