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Wish List

Dawning Family Services operates a Resource Room for the families we serve.  Items in the Resource Room include non perishable food items, school supplies, and personal care products, and household cleaning supplies.  All items in the Resource Room are generously donated by patrons and volunteers.  The list below serves as a guideline of items that are helpful for the families we serve.

Please note that we are unable to accept clothes or furniture due to limited space in our Family Welcome Center.

Additionally, we have a toy drive for the holiday season.  We can accept new toys for children ages 0-18 each year November 1 through December 1. 

Additionally, items may be purchased via our Amazon Wish Lists.

Food Items


Non-perishable food items that are kid-friendly and easy to prepare are most helpful.  Examples include mac n cheese that does not require milk or butter, or canned food items with pull tabs that do not require a can opener.

  • Chili (Canned)

  • Ravioli in Sauce

  • Cereal

  • Cooking Oil

  • Dry Milk

  • Granola Bars

  • Hearty Soups (Canned)

  • Juice Boxes

  • Mac n’ Cheese

  • Pasta

  • Peanut Butter

  • Rice

  • Salt, Pepper, and Spices

  • Spaghetti Sauce

  • Tuna (Canned)

 Household Items Wish List


Household items are helpful in replenishing our emergency shelter units before each new family moves in.

  • Gift cards to local gas stations

  • Gift cards to Walmart, Publix, Target, Dollar General, and/or Save-A-Lot ($10 increments)

  • Twin and crib sized (24×36 or 25×36) bed sheets

  • Pillows and pillowcases

  • Mattress protectors for twin bed

  • Comforters/blankets (twin sized)

  • Towels and washcloths

  • Pot set

  • Trash bags (13 or 30 gallons)

  • Dish tray dryer

  • Trash cans (13 gallons)

  • Light bulbs

  • 9 Volt batteries and AA

  • Forks/spoons/knives

  • Paper products: tissues, toilet paper, paper towels

  • Broom/dustpan

  • Mop / mop bucket with wringer

Holiday Necessities Wishlist

  • Gas gift card

  • Publix gift card

  • Walmart/Target gift cards to get gifts/items for children

  • Blankets 

  • Children & adult jackets 

  • Can openers 

  • Bottled water

  • Dry foods 
    & More

Holiday Wishlist

  • Journals

  • Board Games

  • Toy Microphone

  • Play-Doh

  • Legos

  • Slime Kits

  • Coloring Books

  • Sport balls

  • Children's shoes (all sizes)

  • Educational books

  • Headphones

  • Child Music Instruments

  • Barbies

  • Toy Cars

  • Children's Jackets (all sizes)

  • Educational crafts

  • Blocks

  • Gift cards

All gifts must be in by December 11th 2023

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