In-Kind Donations & Wish List

Holiday Wish List

Volunteers of America, Utah is happy to accept new and gently used, clean and sorted donations in good condition. Please refer to the list below for the most needed items at this time:

Holiday Wish List

Winter Warmth Needs

  • New Men's, Women's, and Children's Underwear
  • Women's Clothing sizes 3 XL - 5 XL
  • Men's Pants size 30-36
  • New Women's Bras, Sports Bras, & Bralettes
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tarps
  • XXL or Larger Masculine Clothing
  • Long & Short-Sleeved T-Shirts (Masculine & Feminine - all sizes)
  • Athletic/Walking Shoes
  • Belts (Men's & Women's)
  • Denim Pants (Men's & Women's - all sizes)
  • Hoodies (Men's & Women's - all sizes)
  • Winter Shoes - all sizes
  • Casual Shoes (Men's and Women's all sizes)
  • Hand & Toe Warmers
  • Winter Jackets and Coats
  • Blankets and Heavy Bed Comforters
  • Winter Boots - all sizes
  • Winter Hats and Gloves
  • Thermals (shirts, pants, underwear - all sizes)
  • Flashlights
  • Men's Sweatpants & Sweatshirts
  • Scarves
  • New Winter Socks

Self-Care Christmas Needs

  • Adult color books and coloring pencils
  • Bibles
  • Craft Supplies, glue sticks, crochet hooks, etc.
  • Stress Ball
  • Colored Pencils
  • Athletic Shorts (all sizes)
  • Lotion
  • Essential Oils
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • Self-Affirmation Cards
  • Face Masks
  • Slippers
  • Bath Bombs
  • Headphones
  • Make-up
  • Nail Polish
  • Make-up Brushes
  • Curling Irons
  • Hair Dryers
  • Phone Chargers
  • Board Games
  • Bath bombs

Household Items

  • Laundry Baskets
  • Plastic Storage Bins
  • 3 Drawer Bins
  • Hangers
  • Bedroom Rugs
  • Door Length Mirrors
  • Twin Bedding
  • Towels
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Brooms
  • Swiffers
  • Garbage Cans
  • Kitchen Supplies
  • Essential Oil Diffusers

Transportation Needs

  • U-Bike Locks
  • Bus Tokens
  • UTA Passes
  • Bike Repair Kits
  • Monthly Bus Passes

Play Therapy Needs

  • Letter blocks
  • Legos
  • Tinker toys
  • Magnetic tiles
  • Lincoln logs
  • Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head
  • Crayons and paper
  • Chalkboard and colored chalk
  • Foam blocks
  • Play sets such as Farms, Houses, Toy Foods

Gracious Gift Card Needs

$5, $10, $15, $20, etc. gift cards to the following:

  • Desperate Need for Smith's (specifically $5-$10)
  • Home Depot
  • Fast and affordable food (where no tipping is required)
  • Movie Theatres
  • Walmart
  • Smith's
  • Trader Joe's
  • Container Store
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Visa/American Express pre-paid cards
  • Aquarium, sporting events, or other recreational activities
  • Target

Drop-Off Locations

Please bring all in-kind donations to either the VOAUT Youth Resource Center, located at 888 South 400 West, SLC, UT 84115 or the Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center, located at 131 E 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, daily, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Both resource centers house the donation drop-off point for all of our programs. You may designate any donation to your program of choice, or leave it to be used where most needed. There are no opportunities to physically hand donations to those in need out of respect and privacy of our clients.

Amazon Wish List Registry

Alternatively, we have set up an Amazon Wish List Registry, you can access that HERE. If you make a purchase from this list, you can check out with your Amazon account as normal, and the items will be shipped directly to us automatically. We will keep this list updated with the most-needed items at any given time.

Tax Information

In-kind donations may be eligible for a tax deduction - please consult your tax specialist for further details. We will provide a receipt of your donation to be used for this purpose. Volunteers of America, Utah's Federal Tax ID number is 94-3008720

Charitable Drives

We ask that you let us know about any charitable drives that you are intending on running. This allows us to be prepared for an influx of donations, and have the appropriate staffing to assist you. We have had an influx of hygiene kit donations and are no longer accepting them. If you would like an alternative suggestion on our needs, please contact Michelle Owen at 

In-kind Donation Disclaimer 

We are unable to accept the following: used underwear, clothing in poor condition (dirty, torn, tattered, or otherwise damaged), large and small appliances, computers, furniture, mattresses, pillows, construction materials, flammable materials, car seats, electronics - including televisions or small appliances, or any other material over 75 pounds. Though we are unable to take these types of donations, there are other local organizations that may be able to.

For the health and safety of our clients we only accept canned and packaged food in original packaging. All food must be in good condition with original food label intact, and not past the expiration date.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Owen
Phone: (801) 718-1767