Thanks so much for your willingness to help those who are less fortunate then you below is a list of the most common items that we can use to help with this outreach every month. A lot of these items can be purchased at the dollar store, walmart, and many gently used clothes can be purchase at a discount from many local thrift stores. Please feel free to share this page with many of your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers. Thanks again for having the heart of a servant, it’s much appreciated!


“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:17-18

Items we can use each month for the homeless out reach in Camden by the Walter Rand Transportation Center behind the CVS parking lot on the sidewalk facing Cooper Hospital

Items that can be donated to help with our mission to make a difference in our community

  • 6 x 6 Tarps
  • Space Blankets, Camping Blankets, Travel Size Pillows
  • All Weather Gloves, Knit …Gloves/Mittens …
  • Bandanas, Scarves
  • Socks: wool & cotton
  • Donated clothing:coats, shirts, pants, jeans, sneakers, flat woman shoes, t-shirts, sweat shirts (no holes clean)
  • New under clothes: panties, underwear, bras, undershirts
  • Depends (adult underwear)
  • Skull Knit Caps/Baseball Caps
  • Emergency rain ponchos
  • Backpacks/Tote Bags
  • Bibles large and small from The Dollar Store
  • Good inspirational books
  • Ear Muffs
  • Towels, Washclothes
  • Combs, Brushes, Hair Scrungies
  • Nail clippers, nail files, Foot Powder
  • Hand & feet warmers (instant heat packs)
  • Shampoo
  • Band Aids, Peroxide, Alcohol Pads, Gauze, Medical Tape
  • Hand Sanitizer, Hand Soap, Hand Wipes
  • Disposable razors & shaving cream
  • Tampons/Maxi Pads
  • Chapstick or lip balm
  • Vaseline/Lotion
  • Washcloths , Bars of  Soap, Liquid Soap
  • Deodorants men & women or universal brands
  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Dental floss …or Dental Picks, Mouth wash (travel size)
  • Toilet paper, Facial tissue, Handkerchief
  • Cough Drops or Airborne Tablets
  • Multivitamins …
  • Aspirin or Tylenol
  • Reusable Water Bottles/Sport Bottles
  • Tiny Flashlights or key chain flashlight
  • 10 Ft Paracord Rope
  • 1 Pair of Safety Scissors
  • Glow-sticks …
  • Lighters/matches …
  • String/thread …
  • Rubber bands …
  • Any kind of clips
  • Shopping bags (T-shirt bags, shoprite bags, etc.)…  …
  • Gallon Size Ziplock/sandwich bags …
  • Zipties/wire twisties
  • Cases of regular bottle water (Sam’s club has great prices 3.75 for 40 bottles)
  • Peppermints
  • Peanut Butter …Crackers/Plain Crackers
  • Packaged Cookie Packs
  • …Fruit cup/Jello Cups
  • Apple sauce cups
  • Pudding cups
  • Fruit …Snacks
  • Jerky …
  • Soft Chewy Granola bars …
  • Trail mix, raisins, nuts …
  • Fruit rollups/etc …
  • Juice boxes with straws or foil lids
  • Vienna Sausages/Spam …
  • Tabbed Canned tuna or Chicken salad
  • Gift certificate to fast food places
  • Patco or NJ Transit Passes or Tokens

Items we cannot accept to give to the homeless

  • Regular canned (untabbed or any items that need to be opened with a can opener) or unprepared dried goods such as pasta, rice, etc.  (being there is no way for them to cook or prepare it)
  • Any perishable items such as raw meats, poultry, milk, or other dairy products
  • Expired canned goods or other food stuffs
  • Torn, soiled or ripped clothing, shoes with holes in them or completely worn out soles
  • Used underclothes (even if only worn once and cleaned)

Information to share with the homeless

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – This will ONLY bring you to the correct information center in the area code within the very same City/Town in the County & State you purchased/acquired your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to:




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