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Our Wish List

Our Wish List details the ongoing and most current needs of The Inn. You can use this information to make in-kind donations or organize a special drive to benefit our families. The list includes furnishings, kitchen supplies, non-perishable food, office supplies and equipment, and more. Services such as printing and landscaping may also be needed.

Due to the health conditions of our families, we ask for only new, unused items. Please, no plush toys/stuffed animals.

  • White rice
  • Small, individual cereal
  • Pudding cups
  • Jello cups
  • Fruit cups
  • Jelly or jam
  • Olive oil
  • Pasta sauce
  • Pasta mixes
  • Canned fruit
  • Raisins
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Apple sauce (squeeze)
  • Granola bars
  • Tuna cracker kits
  • Canned fruit, fruit cups, dried fruit, raisin/craisin boxes
  • Cereal in single-serve boxes
  • Individual-sized snacks, especially healthy snacks (applesauce, granola bars, pretzels, pudding, Jell-O, etc.)
  • International food
  • Shelf-stable food and reduced-fat milk, Horizon milk (regular, vanilla and chocolate)
  • Juice boxes, bottled water
  • Cooking essentials (spices, olive oil, non-stick cooking spray, etc.)
  • Nutella, Nutella kits
  • Condiments: mayonaise, mustard, ketchup, honey, syrup, agave, BBQ sauce
  • Long grain white rice, regular brown rice

Please be sure to check the expiration date on food you donate, as this helps us in stocking the shelves with fresh and safe-to-consume items for our families. Please note that for sanitary reasons and to cut down waste, individually packaged snacks and items with small serving sizes best serve our families’ needs.

View our Amazon wish list and simply select the items you would like to donate. Amazon will ship your order directly to us! Enter your name and email (or other contact information) in the text box that reads “Enter your free gift note for this item here.” Note: If you choose not to enter your contact information, your donation will be anonymous.

  • Rubbermaid and Ziploc disposable food storage containers
  • Cutting boards
  • Can openers
  • Aluminum foil, plastic wrap/storage bags
  • Assorted kitchen knives
  • Pots and pans
  • Stamps
  • Adapters/power converters
  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Diapers (6–18 months)
  • Sunscreen/bug spray
  • Umbrellas
  • Batteries
  • Birthday decorations

Small paper gift bags filled with:

  • Bottled water
  • Sports drinks
  • Tea bags
  • Postage/stamps
  • Chewing gum/breath mints
  • Instant coffee
  • Flavored liquid or drink packets (ex: Crystal Light)
  • Note cards/pens
  • Puzzles/Sudoku
  • Travel-size toiletries
  • Hair brushes
  • Hair accessories
  • Makeup kits
  • Shaving kits
  • Nail polish kits
  • Donation of services for haircuts from salons and barbershops
  • Theater performances
  • Washington Redskins Football
  • Baltimore Ravens Football
  • Washington Capitals Hockey
  • D.C. United Soccer
  • Washington Wizards Basketball
  • Washington Nationals Baseball
  • Baltimore Orioles Baseball
  • Concerts
  • Movies
  • Playing cards
  • Adult coloring books
  • Word searches
  • Pool table supplies (cues of all sizes, chalk, bridge, balls)
  • Journals

For more information about in-kind donations, email Meghan Arbegast or call 301-827-6054.