For security reasons, JFS cannot accept unsolicited in-kind donations. If you are interested in making a donation of this type, please send photos of the items to Patty Benson at pbenson@comcast.net.

Please consider donations of the following:

  • Automobiles – If your vehicle is in good driving condition, you will provide someone with essential transportation and receive the full bluebook value off your taxes. If it is not in driving condition, consider donating your vehicle to Charity Motors and designate the sale proceeds to JFS of Washtenaw County. Visit www.charitymotors.org for more information.
  • Classroom Materials – items such as composition notebooks, lined paper, binders, mouse pads, and electric pencil sharpeners will aid our ESL classrooms and students. Books and Reference materials will assist ESL students to hone their language skills.
  • Gas, phone & pharmacy pre-paid cards – provide clients with the independence and dignity to purchase what they need.
  • Gift Cards – Meijer, Walmart, Target, and Visa gift cards are greatly appreciated. Our bargain shoppers will do the work to purchase just  what is needed.
  • Pro bono professional services – JFS often seeks providers of affordable or pro-bono services for low income clients including dental, mental health, optical and legal services.
  • Mentoring & employment leads – provide your guidance and expertise to a newly arrived immigrant or mid-career professional seeking new employment.
  • Furniture & Household goods – new or gently used to help newly arrived families and refugees set up their homes in Washtenaw County.
  • Here is a list of items needed for new refugee arrivals:

    Linens (all new, please)
    Bath towels, hand towels, and wash cloths in solid colors
    Twin sheet sets
    Queen sheet sets
    Blankets in twin and queen sizes
    Shower curtain liners and rings
    Bath rugs 

    Cleaning supplies (all new, please)
    Disinfectant cleaner
    All-purpose cleaner
    Window cleaner
    Toilet bowl cleaner
    Broom and dustpan sets
    Laundry detergent (full size)
    Dryer sheets (full size)
    Paper towels
    Toilet brush in holder
    Cotton cleaning towels
    Dish soap
    Kitchen and bathroom trash cans
    Trash bags
    Hand soap
    Vacuum (new)

    Personal care items (all new, please) 
    Shaving cream
    Hair brushes, combs
    Shampoo and Conditioner
    Body soap
    Toothbrushes and toothpaste
    Sanitary napkins (no tampons)
    Toilet paper

    Kitchen Items (new or if used, clean and in very good condition)
    Baking dishes
    Mixing bowls
    Pots and pans (please no scratches if nonstick type)
    Flatware sets of 4 or more (knives, spoons, forks)
    Flatware drawer organizers
    Dinner plates – matching sets of 4 or more
    White cereal/soup bowls in sets of 4 or more
    Drinking glasses in matching sets of 4 or more
    Ceramic mugs in matching sets of 4 or more
    Tea cups
    Spatulas and Serving utensils
    Sharp knives

    Miscellaneous items (all new, please)
    Laundry baskets
    Light bulbs
    Electric tea kettle
    Dish drainers
    Can openers
    Wooden spoons
    Kitchen towels

  • We also have an Amazon Wish List. in case you prefer to order and ship items to JFS.

  • Specialty Products/Food Items – many clients served through the JFS Specialty Food Pantry have many dietary restrictions and nutritional needs. Hygiene products are always needed for clients served through JFS. A current need in the Specialty Food Pantry is Glucerna, which is given to clients with chronic diabetes in need of supplemental nutrition.
  • Emergency Financial Assistance – You can sponsor a specific family need. JFS often seeks specific support to help a family avoid utility shut off, eviction, or to provide for auto repairs or burial assistance.

Office Wish List

JFS regularly seeks office equipment in good working order:

  • Sound system, including microphone and amplifier
  • LCD projector
  • Defibrillator

Due to security reasons, JFS cannot accept unsolicited in-kind donations. If you are interested in making a donation of this type, please let us know via our Contact Us form.