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Our Wish List


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

Office Equipment

  • Stationery

General Items

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

Kitchen Items

  • 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


New or used van (in good condition. To help move families from transitional housing into their new apartments and to take children on escorted trips)

Canned Foods (small family size cans are best)

  • Canned Baby Milk Formula
  • Canned Potatoes
  • Green beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Canned Yams
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Cornbeef
  • Box Cereal

Home Repair Items

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

Professional Services

  • Grant Writers
  • Fund-raising professionals

Personal Care Supplies

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Hand & Body lotion
  • Bar Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • First Aid Kit
  • Tampons & Sanitary Pads
  • Pampers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Oil
  • Baby Powder
  • Hair Gel/Grease
  • Hair Brushes
  • Deodorants

Bed & Bathroom Items (new items only)

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

Educational Materials

  • Back Packs
  • School Supplies
  • Pens, Pencils, Notebooks
  • Scholarships
  • Encyclopedia collection
  • Books in good condition for resident library. (New titles and the classics are greatly appreciated).

Bequest of Real Estate

  • Vacant buildings (to develop new affordable housing programs. 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.

Scheduled Pick-Up: If you wish to donate furniture or other large items, please call us ahead of time so that we can schedule a pickup time that is convenient for both you and our organization. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to pick-up items from out-of-state.

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

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