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How to donate needed items

In 2023, VOA Utah received and distributed over $1,000,000 in essential items back into our community. Donated items are crucial in supporting Volunteers of America, Utah's mission to uplift and empower Utahns in need. These contributions serve as lifelines, enabling us to extend vital services to individuals and families facing adversity. Whether it's clothing, hygiene items, or other supplies, each donation represents an opportunity to make a tangible difference in someone's life.

We are unable to accept 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 cannot accept 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.

1. Item Donation Drop-Off Locations

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Redwood Road

Drop-off appointments: Mon, Wed, and Fri, Time: 10:00am to 5:30pm Address: 1875 S Redwood Road

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Youth Resource Center

Clothing for youth ages 15–24. Drop-off appointments: Mon, Thu, Fri. Address: 888 S. 400 W in Salt Lake City. 385-505-2611

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Women's Resource Center

Adult masculine and feminine clothing. Appointments: Mon, Thu, Fri. Address: 131 E. 700 South, Salt Lake City. 385-831-9647

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2. Amazon Wishlists

Amazon Wishlists offer a seamless and convenient way to support our mission of helping those in need. In addition, wishlists can offer groups wanting to host a drive of their own a list of needed items. With just a few clicks, you can browse a curated selection of essential items and add them to your cart on Amazon. Whether it's warm clothing for the different seasons or hygiene products for our clients in need, your generosity can make a real and immediate impact. Join us in spreading kindness and making a difference in the lives of others through our Amazon Wishlists feature.

3. Host a drive of your own

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General Donaton Drive

The classic community gathered resources drive! We suggest you choose a central hub to collect donations, have monetary donation options, spread the word, and ask companies to partner with you. Remember to schedule a drop-off time for your contributions when you are ready.

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Move-Out Kit

Donate and prepare essential items for those we are able to place in housing. We will give you a list of essential needs specific to their situation. You purchase items and assemble each kit, then sign up for a drop-off time. Please contact us if a Move-Out Kit sounds like the right fit for you: alysha.sutton@voaut.org

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Pack Event

We will give you a list of essential needs, your company or group will provide us with the money to purchase the items (or you can), and then we organize an event for you to pack backpacks. Please contact us if a pack event is the right fit for your group: alysha.sutton@voaut.org

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