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The following is a list of common gifts-in-kind needs of our domestic violence programs.

Office Equipment

  • Stationery

General Items

  • Washing Detergent
  • Board Games for all ages
  • 35-mm camera
  • Live Plants or Flowers
  • Toys for all ages (infants, preschooler, dolls, stuffed animals, toy trucks, etc.)

Kitchen Items
(new items only)

  • Cooking ware (dishes, pots, pans, roasting pans, drinking cups/glasses)
  • Utensils (forks, knives, spoons)
  • Microwaves
  • Topper ware sets
  • Toasters

Social Activities

  • Gift Baskets
  • Theater tickets
  • Shopping Sprees
  • Vacation Getaways
  • Amusement Park tickets
  • Restaurant Gift certificates
  • Make-over or Health Spa treat

Bed & Bathroom Items (new items only)

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Comforters
  • Bed Sheets
  • Pillow cases
  • Baby Cribs Packs (baby blankets, sheets)
  • Bath Towels


Home Repair Items

  • Electrical tape
  • Electric drills
  • Home repair kits (Tool box)


Bequest of Real Estate

  • Vacant buildings (to develop new affordable housing or Safe Home program. No matter the condition)



Donations to the African American Planning Commission, a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are deductible for computing income and estate taxes. To ensure receipt of your tax-credit, please make sure that all packages are clearly marked with your name and address and enclose a list of the items with their estimated values. You will receive a receipt for your contribution.

Pick-Up & Deliveries: Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to pick-up items.

Your tax-deductible gift – in whatever amount you choose – will help provide emergency and other essential services.

Click here to make a tax-deductible online contribution today. It’s fast, it’s easy, and it’s secure.

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Hotline Phone Numbers

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-8453 (TTY)

In New York City ONLY
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
Crime Victims Hotline: 1-866-689-HELP (4357)
Rape & Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-212-227-3000
TDD phone number for all hotlines: 1-866-604-5350

AAPCI Donations

Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutor
Become a volunteer tutor in reading, writing, G.E.D. Prep, or English as a Second Language (ESL).

Call the Literacy Partners at 646-237-0120 or visit the Adult Literacy Tutor program, or Literacy Partners. Help change lives and make New York City one of the country’s most literate cities.

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