Throughout the year, RISE hears from many in the community who wish to donate specific items that we need. In-kind donation drop-offs are accepted at the RISE Southside Office, 302 Burt St., Syracuse, NY 13202 during our office hours, Monday-Friday 8:30AM-4:30PM. Tax-deductible donation receipts are additionally available upon request.
KEEP IN MIND: At the moment, we are not accepting large furniture donation request!
For your convenience, RISE has a list of items that the population we serve needs on this easy to skim list. Items in bold are more requested than others, though we do accept all the donations listed below.
Education Program Wish List
–Art Supplies for Play Therapy: Markers, colored pencils, gel pens, crayons, coloring books for all ages, scissors, glue sticks, pipe cleaners, construction paper, play doh and slime, kinetic sand.
–Toys for Play Therapy: Legos, duplo blocks, magnetic blocks, dolls (particularly dolls of color), finger and hand puppets, bubbles, cart and trucks, puzzles for different ages.
–Games for Play Therapy: decks of card, Uno, Jenga, board games (memory games, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, etc.)
–Sensory Toys: stress balls and regular balls, fidget spinners and fidget toys, weighted blankets, lap pads, and vests.
Winter Clothing Wish List:
-Coats, mittens/ gloves, winter hats, boots, snowsuits, socks, sweaters/heavy sweatshirts, scarves, blankets and comforters
Family Wish List:
–Gift Certificates: Area Superstores (Walmart, Target, K-Mart, Family Dollar), Area Department Stores (Kohls, Macy’s), Area Supermarkets (Wegmans, Tops, Aldi’s, PriceRite), Area Shoe Stores (especially Payless), Area Pharmacies (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid), Gas Cards.
–Baby/Infant Supplies: Diapers, child wipes, burp clothes, baby slings/carriers, new or used car seats, strollers, toys or games for all ages, baby gates, formula
–Household Products/Supplies: Household cleaners, laundry detergents, vacuum cleaners, mops, brooms, lightly used pots or pans, alarm clocks
–Personal Products: Shampoos and conditioners, soaps and body washes, deodorants, feminine products, hand sanitizers, razors and shaving creams, toothbrushes and toothpaste
–Bedding and Linens: Blankets/comforters, bed pillows, sheets, sleeping bags