Any time of the year is a perfect time to donate goods to American Family Housing clients. The items you donate help give people transitioning out of homelessness a sense of dignity and empowerment.

Throughout the season some needs become greater than others, and our lists will change. If you’d like to stay up to date on our seasonal needs, please check out our Amazon Wishlists here. Below is a list of our essentials needed throughout the year to help our program clients set up for success.


Please drop off your items at any of our office locations in Midway City or Norwalk during office hours, OR you can schedule a donation pickup from your residence or business using our donation pick up service.


We want to say YES to everything; however, it is not always something we can do. We ask that all donations be in usable condition with no rips, tears, stains, or pet hair and no repairs needed.


If your business has overstock, seasonal, or leftover items, please email When you donate inventory to American Family Housing, you will receive free pick-up and a tax receipt for your business.


Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Do you want to join forces with American Family Housing (AFH) to help those in need? If so, organizing a donation drive could be the perfect solution! At AFH, we understand the power of community involvement. When people come together to support a cause, incredible things can happen. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you to organize a donation drive in your area.

Hosting a donation drive is a fantastic way to get involved with AFH and make a real difference in the lives of those we serve. Whether you’re a school group, church, organization, business or a group of volunteers, we welcome your support.

So why not take the first step today? Click here to learn more about organizing a donation drive with AFH.


Hygiene and Basic-Essentials


Hygiene items and other basic essentials are critical to those participating in AFH programs. These items can help our clients feel good about the skin they’re in and give them the boost they need to move forward.


Welcome Home Baskets are provided to every AFH client moving into our housing. Your donations will help make every new client feel at home by filling their unit with dishes, bedding, soft furnishings, and handwritten welcome notes.



AFH strives to ensure that every client in our programs has a full pantry. Your donations of food and other pantry staples help to bring stability and fill the pantries of those in our shelters and recently transitioning into housing.


The children in our programs always need backpacks and school supplies so they can be prepared for their learning during the school year. A single pack of pencils and paper could be the gateway to a bright, promising year.

School Supplies
Gift Cards


Gift cards to grocery stores and gas stations empower program clients to perform their own basic shopping and give them autonomy to choose what is best for their needs.


Lightly used clothing is an essential part of our donations, we provide clothing to our clients by creating free “pop-up” shops to empower our clients to shop for their own clothing and discover their style. We are always in need of clothing that fits a wide range of individuals.

Clothing items

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