Needs

Donations of Goods & Services

Donations of new and gently used goods as well as in-kind services are another vital form of support for Family Service. There are ongoing needs for the following:

Food (perishable and non-perishable) for our Pantry. Our Pantry serves our families in need. FSA provides screened applicants with a week’s worth of groceries to feed their family three meals a day.

Fresh fruits and vegetables – In our effort to promote healthy families and programs, this becomes more important.

Children’s arts & crafts supplies – used in our childcare center and distributed to families in need

Kitchen & household goods

Toiletries – toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant

Paper goods – napkins, paper towels, Kleenex, diapers

Computers

Clothing & coats – of special need are new or gently-used work attire, shoes, and warm coats

Appliances

Repair & maintenance services

Brand New Socks & Underwear

ITEMS WE CANNOT ACCEPT

*This list is to be used a guideline. There may be other items not listed that FSA cannot use in our programs or which must be turned down due to size, condition, or suitability.

It’s hard to say “no thank you” to a donation. However, if an item is not in usable condition, the costs of handling or disposal pulls funds that would otherwise support our clients. FSA reserves the right to refuse any donation. Please dispose of these items through an alternative responsible source.

 

Please NO DUMPING!  We can only accept donations during open hours of operation.  Please no not leave donations here after hours.

 

Medicine (prescription and over the counter)

Hazardous Materials

Automobile parts

Alcoholic Beverages (beer, wine, hard liquor etc.)

Bed Mattresses

Futons

Pillows

Car seats

Open cleaning supplies

Electronic Items- no outdated or non working items please- NO BOX TV's

No Medical Supplies

With the goal of self-sufficiency, we believe in offering a hand up, not just a hand out.

We appreciate that our community that has been so generous with these donations, but with our small staff we are unable to provide a pick-up service that works in a timely manner for all involved. We will still be accepting bulk items, but at the moment we do not have the capacity to pick them up.

Family Service Association of Redlands thanks you for your continued support.

Please refer any questions about donations to: 909-793-2673

Donations are accepted at the Family Service Donations Center building, 612 Lawton Street in Redlands.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Wednesday 8am – 7 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. –6pm

Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month from 9-1pm.

Please call ahead if you need assistance in unloading.

Please contact Family Service, (909) 793-2673,

for more information on large donations or specific items.

Easter Food
Basket List

  • 1.5 lb. bag Flour
  • 1.5 lb. bag Sugar
  • 1 can Milk
  • 1 Bottle Cooking Oil
  • 1 Cheddar Cheese Soup (can)
  • Apples or Oranges
  • 1 Roasting Pan

  • Canned Fruit
  • 1 box Mac N Cheese
  • 1 bag Potatoes
  • 1 lb. Margarine
  • 1 dozen Eggs
  • Jell-O
  • Fruit Juice

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$10.00 gift card to Stater Bros. to purchase ham or turkey (Most clients have a Stater Bros. within walking distance).

Any extra special holiday items that make the holiday more festive (Candles, dishtowels, treats, decorations)

Please call 909-793-2673 to find out drop off dates and times

Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets List

  • 1.5 lb. bag Flour
  • 1.5 lb. bag Sugar
  • 1 box Dry Milk
  • 1 bottle Cooking Oil
  • 1 box Stuffing
  • 1 can Pumpkin
  • 1 can Yams
  • 1 can Cranberries
  • 1-2 cans Broth
  • 1 Gravy mix or canned Gravy

  • 1-2 cans Misc. Vegetables
  • 1 bag Potatoes
  • 1 lb. Margarine
  • 1 can milk
  • 2 Onions
  • Apples/Oranges
  • Celery
  • Jell-O, cake mix, or dessert
  • 1 Roasting Pan

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$10.00 gift card to Stater Bros. to purchase ham or turkey (Most clients have a Stater Bros. within walking distance)

Any extra special holiday items that make the holiday more festive (Candles, dishtowels, treats, decorations)

This list provides the basic meal for most families. Family Service then tries to add a few items when available to extend the food baskets. Additional items include:

  • Soups
  • Tuna
  • Beans
  • Rice
  • Juice
  • Jelly

  • Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Boxed Side Dishes
  • Peanut Butter

FSA will start packing and receiving Thanksgiving Baskets on the Friday before Thanksgiving and distribution will begin on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

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