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In-Kind Donations & Wish List

In-kind Donation Details

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

About Our Wish List


Below is a frequently updated list of our most needed items. This list is constantly changing as our needs change, so please check back here frequently before planning any large donations.

If you are interested in running a charitable drive with your friends, family, work group, church, etc., please let us know! This allows us to be prepared for an influx of donations, and have the appropriate staffing to assist you.

Starting August 31st, we will be able to accept gently used donations by appointment only. Click the button to sign up for your donation drop time off 

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Urgent Needs

                                    • Sleeping Bags
                                    • Blankets
                                    • Rain Ponchos
                                    • Coats, Gloves, Hats and Scarves for Men and Women
                                    • Men's and Women's Sweatpants and Hoodies
                                    • Men's & Women's Casual Pants
                                    • NEW Men's & Women's Underwear
                                    • NEW Women's Bras
                                    • NEW Socks
                                    • Men’s Shoes (Closed Toed)
                                    • Hygiene Kits; including mini size shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste/brush and chapstick
                                    • Shampoo/Conditioner (Travel Sized Preferred)
                                    • Body Lotion (Travel Sized Preferred)
                                    • Bar Soap/ Body Wash (Travel Sized Preferred)
                                    • Deodorant
                                    • Sunscreen
                                    • Aloe Vera
                                    • Chapstick
                                    • Backpacks & Purses
                                    • Hair Brushes & Combs
                                    • N95 or Surgical Face Masks
                                    • Disinfectant Spray & Wipes
                                    • Disposable Gloves
                                    • Hand Sanitizer
                                    • Band-Aids/Ace Bandages
                                    • Neosporin
                                    • Gauze Bandages
                                    • Paper/Plastic Dishes & Utensils

Starting August 31st, we will be able to accept gently used donations by appointment only. Click the link to sign up for your donation drop time off here.


Needed Donations

Gift Card Needs

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

  • Fast and affordable food (where no tipping is required)
  • Movie Theatres
  • Smith's (for miscellaneous items and prescription co-pays)
  • Walmart (for miscellaneous items and prescription co-pays)
  • Target (for miscellaneous items and prescription co-pays)
  • Trader Joe's
  • Visa/American Express pre-paid cards
  • Aquarium, sporting events, or other recreational activities

Transportation Needs

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

Clothing Needs

  • New Men's & Women's Underwear
    • Preferably new men’s boxer briefs (small to 5XL)
  • All new women's underwear types (small to 5XL)
  • New Women's Bras, Sports Bras, & Bralettes
  • Athletic/Walking Shoes (adult sizes)
  • Casual Shoes (men's & women's - all sizes)
  • Masculine Clothing (adult sizes – preferably large sizes)
  • Feminine Clothing (adult sizes)
  • Long & Short-Sleeved T-Shirts (men’s & women’s – adult sizes)
  • Athletic Shorts (basketball style)
  • Casual & Denim Pants (men’s & women’s – adult sizes)
  • Hoodies & Sweatpants (men’s & women’s – adult sizes)
  • Men's & Women's Belts

Hygiene Needs

*New Items Only

  • Adult and Children's Tylenol and medicines
  • Condoms
  • Natural Hair Products (curling lotion, wave lotion)
  • Wave Caps (do-rags)
  • Shampoo (travel size)
  • Conditioner (travel size)
  • 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner (travel size)
  • Chapstick
  • Hair Brushes
  • Hair Ties
  • Bobbi Pins
  • Wet Wipes
  • Nail Clippers
  • Nail Care
  • Makeup Wipes
  • Face Care Items
  • Hair Gel
  • Wet Wipes

Infant Needs

  • Diapers (all sizes – mostly newborn)
  • Baby Wipes 
  • Children's Tylenol & other medicines

    Misc. Needs

    • No-Touch Thermometers
    • Blankets
    • Twin Sheets
    • Bath Towels
    • Laundry Soap
    • Handwarmers
    • Markers
    • Colored Pencils
    • AAA Batteries
    • Disposable Plates, Cups, & Utensils
    • Bulk Powdered Drink Mix (fruit punch, lemonade, etc.)
    • Individual Drinks (Gatorade, juice boxes, etc.)
    • Gluten-Free Foods

      Starting August 31st, we will be able to accept gently used donations. Click the link to sign up for your donation drop time off here.

      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.


      Drop-Off Locations

      Please bring all in-kind donations to the drop-off center at which you made an appointment. Appointments are available at the Youth Resource Center, located at 888 South 400 West, SLC, UT 84115, or The Geraldine E. King Women's Resource Center, located at 131 East 700 South, SLC, UT 84111 on Mondays and Thursdays. 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. 

      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, electronics - including televisions or small appliances - or any other material over 75 pounds. We are also unable to accept baby items including clothing, toys, furniture (walkers, swings, or play yards), car seats, or other baby equipment unless specifically requested. Though we are unable to take these types of donations, there are other local organizations that may be able to provide them to their clients.

      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 question, please Contact Christiana Pignanelli-McGuire
      Phone: 801.833.2895
      info@voaut.org