Donated goods not only help us run the shelter, they enable us to supply needed items to families residing with us. We also provide donated items to our graduates to supply their new home once they have completed our program. Donations can be dropped off at the shelter between 9:00 and 5:00 Monday – Friday.

December Wish List

  • Cleaning supplies: Mop, Mop bucket, Mop heads, Clorox Wipes (Not Available on Amazon but we could really use some)
  • Conditioner
  • Hand Soap refills
  • Paper Plates + Plastic Silverware
  • Baby Monitors
  • Laundry Hampers
  • Non-slip bath mats
  • Women’s deodorant
  • Pillows
  • Twin mattress protectors
  • Lamps
  • Spice Rack (clients are excited to cook meals for the shelter!)

Urgent Furniture Needs

Several of our rooms need dressers that are in good condition, without any functional issues.

Ongoing Needs

FOOD ITEMS

Cereal (Cold and Hot)
Granola & Cereal Bars
Fruit Cups
Juice Boxes
Healthy Snacks
Fruit
Canned Soups
Canned Meats / Ravioli
Canned Vegetables
Cup o’ Noodles
Ramen
Jelly/Preserves
Powdered drink mixes – Lemonade, Fruit Punch
Tea/Coffee
Sugar

SHELTER SUPPLIES

Paper Towels / Toilet Paper
Laundry Soap Pods
Dishwasher Soap Pods
Disinfectant Cleaner (Pine Sol or Similar)
Lysol Spray or Cleaner
Sanitizing Wipes (Clorox, or other bleach-based)
Bleach
33 Gallon Trash Bags
Tall Kitchen Trash Bags
Gallon Zip Lock Bags
Foil / plastic wrap
New Pillows with Pillow Protectors
Bed Sheet Sets (Twin and Full sized)
Mattress pad/protectors
Bath Towels, Hand Towels, and Washcloths
Blankets

TOILETRIES

Shampoo & Conditioner
Body wash
Toothpaste, Dental Floss
Body lotion
Deodorant / Antiperspirant
Razors
Toothbrushes
Brushes & Combs
Nail Clippers, emery boards
Hand Sanitizer
Cotton Swabs, Cotton Balls
Band-aides, antiseptic cream or gel

BABY SUPPLIES

Baby Wipes, Lotion & Powder
Diaper Rash Cream
Baby Shampoo
Diapers & “Pull-Ups”
Baby monitors with batteries

HOUSEWARES

Cookware (pots, pans, casserole dishes)
Dishes (plates and bowls)
Dinnerware (spoons, forks, knives)
Glassware (glasses, cups)
Food Storage Containers
Small Appliances (microwaves, coffee makers, blenders, toaster ovens, etc.)

CLOTHING

On-site storage is very limited so we can only accept seasonal (new or gently-used) clothes. Out of season clothes and items not on this list can be taken to the Fort Walton Beach Goodwill Center. If you tell them you would like Opportunity Place to receive credit for the donation we will receive Goodwill vouchers for shelter residents.

FURNITURE & LARGE ITEMS

When families leave the shelter, we like to provide basic furniture (table/chairs, beds, dressers, living-room furniture). Unfortunately, storage space is limited, so we ask that you please call or e-mail to coordinate drop off for furniture or other large items (850-659-3190 Ext. 5 or info@opifwb.org ). Thank you!