Our Wish List

Thinking of Giving to HQ?

At HQ, we’re always looking for ways to support young people. Here’s our current wish list. You can also check out our Amazon Wishlist for an exhaustive list of suggestions and needed items.

Food

  • Sponsor a meal
  • Gift cards for fresh produce
  • Bottled water
  • Ready meals (ramen, cup-o-noodles, etc)
  • To-go snack foods

Clothing

  • Undershirts (new only, men’s and women’s, all sizes)
  • Bras* (all sizes/styles, gently used are okay)
  • Underwear (new only, men’s and women’s, all sizes, boxer briefs and cotton panties preferred)
  • Ankle socks
  • Sweatpants (sizes L–XXL)

HQ Household

  • Food service gloves
  • Liquid dish soap (Dawn or similar)
  • Laundry detergent (liquid or powder)
  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Trash bags (13-gallon and 8-gallon)

Basic Needs

  • Re-useable water bottles
  • Sunscreen

Hygiene

  • Deodorant
  • Liquid body wash
  • Lip balm
  • Shaving cream
  • Travel-size tissues
  • Shower caps
  • Full-size shampoo and conditioner
  • African-American hair care products for relaxed or natural hair

Personal

  • 31-day bus passes
  • Phone chargers (Apple and Android)
  • Backpacks (gently used are okay)
  • Headphones (Skullcandy or similar)
  • Hair ties

We Cannot Accept the Following Items

While we appreciate your generosity, we cannot accept certain items, including:

  • Clothing such as jeans and shirts — we can only accept basic items like new packaged socks and underwear
  • Expired food, including canned goods
  • Partially used hygiene items
  • Large recreational items, like pool tables or air hockey tables
  • Assembled care packages
  • Home goods, including electronics and appliances
  • Formal and professional clothing, such as prom dresses and button-up shirts

HQ works with In the Image to connect members with clothing resources. If you have clothing or other items that we cannot accept due to limited storage, we recommend donating them to In the Image. They offer a much-needed service, and we are happy to do what we can to support the resources they offer.

Other Ways to Give

Prepare a Meal for Our Youth

We’re dedicated to making sure there’s a hot meal waiting at HQ during every single drop-in. Help us make warm, nourishing food a reality by preparing a freezer meal! More info here.

Please contact us at [email protected] for recipes, preparation instructions, and drop-off times.

Check Our Amazon Wish List

HQ maintains a wish list at Amazon.com. There, we’ve listed items that our youth consistently need. Your donation can be shipped directly to HQ, or you can have the items delivered to your home and make arrangements with us to drop them off.

If you donate via Amazon, know that due to their privacy policy, we do not receive your contact information upon receiving your gift. If you would like a receipt for your tax-deductible gift, let us know! We’re happy to help you get one.

Shop Using AmazonSmile

When you sign up for an AmazonSmile account through AmazonSmile – Grand Rapids HQ, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price to HQ. When selecting a charity, search for “Grand Rapids HQ,” then start shopping!

Have questions? Send us an email at [email protected] or call us at 616-406-3945.

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