Friday, March 10, 2017


Donated clothing, toiletries, and toys are being collected for the families in Kensington's family homeless shelter. Only the items that are listed below are needed. Nothing else can be accepted now because of the limited amount of storage space.

The women and children need clothing for spring and summer in the sizes listed below. The clothing has to be in excellent condition: no stains, pilling, holes, or other signs of wear and tear.

Toiletries have to be in unopened packages. Items in travel sizes are welcome.

Requests for donated items remain in effect until Catherine and Tracy send out an updated e-mail. They are neighborhood residents who have volunteered to serve as liaisons between the shelter and the Kensington and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods.

Items Needed

Clothing for children
  • baby clothing for spring and summer in sizes newborn to toddler
  • boys and girls clothing for spring and summer in sizes 5 to 14

Clothing for adults
  • women's clothing for spring and summer in sizes 12 to 24 or XL to XXXL

Baby items
  • baby soap
  • baby lotion
  • baby conditioner
  • baby powder
  • baby bottles
  • pacifiers
  • socks

Adult hygiene
  • men's and women's deodorant
  • lotion
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • toothpaste
  • combs
  • brushes
  • razors
  • soap/body wash


  • Children's cleaning toys: mop, broom, dustpan, vacuum, feather duster
  • Children's tool belt and plastic tools
  • Plastic storage bins with lids in good condition
  • Rolling cart

Bring your donations to the shelter any day before 8:00 p.m. Mark them "Attention: Uniquia."

The Kensington is at 385 McDonald Avenue, between Albemarle Road and Church Avenue, right across from Foodtown.

Thank you!