IN NEED NOW!

Our shelter residents are in need of summer clothing of all kinds. This includes t-shirts, shorts, dresses, bathing suits, and flip flops for adult women, boys, and girls of all sizes. Donations of new and gently used items can be delivered to The Retreat administrative offices, Monday through Friday, 9 am until 4 pm. If you have questions, please give us a call at 631-329-4398.

EVERYDAY NEEDS

When families are starting over, The Retreat can help with security deposits, rent, and establishing a new residence. But we need your help in setting up their new homes. Most families are starting over with nothing to their name, among the items needed most:

  • Gift Cards: these give us the greatest flexibility
  • Twin bedding
  • Bed pillows
  • Kitchenware – pots and pans, dishware, silverware
  • Small Appliances – toaster, toaster oven, microwave, etc.
  • Dining Sets – Tables and Chairs
  • Couches – preferably small
  • Cleaning Supplies – mop, broom, bucket, sponges, Lysol, dish detergent, floor cleaner
  • TV – no older than 4 or 5 years old

Adjustments to COVID-19: Our list of needs changes regularly as supply chain interruptions make it challenging to provide basic necessities for those living in our Shelter.

Today’s prioritized needs include:

  • Gift Cards: these give us the greatest flexibility
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand soap

General Wish List: At the present time, more than half the residents are under the age of 12 and summer is on the way. Our list of needs includes

  • Gift Certificates to purchase sneakers
  • Couch or sectional for communal living area


Biggest Needs
School Clothing: kids sneakers and school clothes in all sizes.
Pajamas-all sizes, all genders
Socks-all sizes, all genders
Luggage with Wheels
Gift Cards-It is important to our clients to get personal necessities on their own.
(Stop & Shop, Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens)

Personal Care & Hygiene in Full Sizes
Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairbrushes for All Hair Types
White Towels and Washcloths
Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Sanitary Pads and Tampons
Bars of Soap, Deodorant
Diapers and Baby Wipes
Hand and Body Lotion
First Aid Supplies
Small Mirrors

Kitchen and Bath Supplies
Dish Washing Liquid, Dish Washer Detergent
Laundry Detergent and Dryer Sheets
Bath Rugs (with rubber bottoms)
Cleaning Sprays and Wipes
Food Storage Containers
Kitchen Trash Bags
Shower Curtains
Paper Towels
Silverware

Office and School Supplies
Copy Paper and Single Subject Notebooks
Binder Clips and Paper Clips
Letter-sized File Folders
Pens and Pencils
Post-it Notes
Art Supplies
Batteries
Scissors

We are unable to accept baby items at this time.
To make a donation of products to our Shelter, please contact our administrative office at 631.329.4398.