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.

September Wish List

  • Bed Bug Mattress Protectors (Twin + Full)
  • Body Wash
  • Emergency Supplies: Trash Bags, Twine, Whistle, Gloves, Batteries, Water, Can Opener, Duct Tape, First Aid Kit, Sponges
  • Laundry pods
  • Paper towels
  • Clorox Wipes (Not Available on Amazon but we could really use some)
  • Baby Monitors
  • Paper Plates + Plastic Silverware
  • Silverware

Urgent Furniture Needs

The stacking washer dryer in our small family dorm broke and we could use a new one. The space is really small though so needs to be less than 24 inches wide. We could also use a love seat for our single ladies common room.

Ongoing Needs

FOOD ITEMS

Cereal (Cold and Hot)
Granola & Cereal Bars
Fruit Cups / Applesauce
Juice Boxes
Healthy Snacks
Fruit
Canned Soups
Canned Meats / Ravioli
Canned Vegetables
Cup o’ Noodles
Ramen
Peanut Butter
Jelly/Preserves
Dried Fruit & Nuts
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
Large 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

Diapers – Any Size
Shampoo & Conditioner
Body wash
Shower Caps
Toothpaste, Dental Floss
Body lotion
Deodorant / Antiperspirant
Razors
Toothbrushes
Disinfectant Wipes
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 Formula; Canned & Powder
Strollers, Bouncers, Play-Pens, etc.
Diaper Bags
Pacifiers, teethers (new)
Baby monitors with batteries
Portable Cribs

HOUSEWARES

Cookware (pots, pans, casserole dishes)
Dishes (plates and bowls)
Dinnerware (spoons, forks, knives)
Glassware (glasses, cups)
Food Storage Containers

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 before bringing furniture items or donating large items (850-200-4847 or info@opifwb.org ). Thank you!