These are the essential cold-weather items that we hand out to Utahns in need throughout the winter months, typically from late October through the end of April.
Item Donations and Amazon Wish Lists
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I Donate Items to VOA Utah?
You have three options:
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 do not need baby items, including clothing, toys, furniture (walkers, swings, or play yards), car seats, or other equipment unless specifically requested. Seek other local organizations for such donations!
For the health and safety of our clients, we only accept canned and packaged food in original packaging. All food must be unexpired and in good condition with the actual food label intact.
In general, we only accept items that our clients can use. Please limit your donations to a current VOA Utah needs list. If you have items not found on one of our lists in usable condition, please consider donating them to Deseret Industries.
In-kind donations may be eligible for a tax deduction. Please consult your tax specialist for further details. We will provide a receipt for your contribution. The Federal Tax ID number for Volunteers of America, Utah is 94-3008720.
Amazon Wish Lists
Our Men's Adult Detoxification Center offers a safe and trauma informed environment where clients can manage their intoxication and withdrawal symptoms to prepare for long term recovery.
Homeless Outreach Program
The HOP team provides basic essentials and assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness in and around Salt Lake County while connecting them to other resources.