Year-Round Wish List & Holiday Giving


Safe House, People and Pets:  Please click here to shop on Amazon 

Pets: Please click here to shop on Chewy

You can send the items directly to our center. You can also use this list as an inspiration and guide if you are out shopping and see things that we have on Amazon and Chewy. 




Health and Hygiene

(*) Notes products we need the most. 

  • Fluoride-Free Toothpaste
  • Full- Size Body Wash *
  • Full- Size Shampoo & Conditioner *
  • Face wash *
  • Face Moisturizer *
  • Lotion *
  • Women’s Shaving Cream *
  • Hair care and styling products for African-American hair *
  • Boar Bristle Hairbrushes and Hair Ties *
  • Combs *
  • Hair Spray
  • Anti-Frizz Hair Products *
  • Leave-In Hair Conditioner *
  • Manicure Items (ie. nail files and clippers) *
  • Tweezers
  • Infant and Children’s Tylenol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tums
  • Medicine Measuring Spoons *
  • Over the counter medications (headache, cold, cough, digestive, canker & cold sore)
  • Neosporin
  • Burn Topical Cream
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Band-aids
  • Chap Stick
  • Hand lotion
  • Baby Shampoo and Bath Wash *
  • Pull-Ups and Wipes – Specific Pull-Up Sizes we need: 3T-4T and 5T-6T *

Pet Supplies 

  • Pee Pads
  • Enrichment Toys- Kongs, Puzzles, Chew Toys, Lick Mats, Snuffle Balls.
  • Muzzles- all sizes 
  • Thundershirts
  • Treats and Peanut Butter
  • Flea and Tick Prevention 
  • Food
  • Cat Carriers
  • Crates
  • Beds 
  • Cat Climbing Towers
  • Catnip
  • HE Laundry Detergent

Maintenance & Facilities

  • Tape Measure (2) *
  • Plumbing and Electrical Service
  • Spring Bulbs
  • Top Soil
  • Tree Trim Service
  • Weed control
  • Twin Sized Sheet Sets- New and Neutral Colors
  • Twin Sized Mattress Covers
  • Toddler Bed Mattress Protectors
  • New, Neutral Color Bath Towels and Wash Cloths *
  • White Shower Curtain Liners, extra long
  • Shower Curtain Rings
  • Baby Monitors 
  • Alarm Clocks


  • $5 Gift cards to give away as incentives for residents
  • Hard Candy and Chocolates for incentives
  • Blank Art Canvasses
  • Label Maker *
  • 3 x 3 Post-It Notes
  • Legal Sized Note Pads *
  • Copy Paper *
  • Card Stock (cream, white, purple, teal and orange)
  • New Outdoor Furniture Cushions * – call for details
  • Manila envelopes (9″x12″)

Paper Products

  • Dinner Napkins
  • Paper Towels *
  • Toilet Paper *
  • Paper Cups
  • 55 gallon trash bags
  • 13 gallon kitchen trash bags

Cleaning/Chemical Supplies

  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Hand Soap and Pumps
  • Bleach
  • Dish Soap
  • HE Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Shower Shine
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Toilet Bowl Brushes with Base
  • Yellow Cleaning Gloves
  • Brooms and Dustpans *
  • Vacuum *

Kitchen Needs

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Commercial Manual Fruit Juicer
  • Dish Soap
  • Labels for Storage Containers
  • NSF Food Storage Containers
  • Ziplock Bags: All Sizes
  • Dish Towels and Cloths *
  • Paper Towels
  • Silverware *

Food Items

  • Baking Soda
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Cereal
  • Chicken Broth
  • Chips of Any Variety
  • Confectioner Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Flavored Creamers *
  • Flavored Instant Oatmeal 
  • Breakfast Bars
  • Juice Drinks
  • Pancake Syrup
  • Pancake/Biscuit Mix *
  • Cake Mixes/Icings
  • Potatoes
  • Powdered Drink Mix (Lemonade or Kool-Aid)
  • Salsa *
  • Spices (assorted) and flavorings (Vanilla)
  • Vegetable Oil

Client Needs

  • Gas Gift Cards *  ($20-$25)
  • Grocery Gift Cards ($20-25)
  • Pajamas *- All sizes
  • Jogging Pants * – All sizes
  • Bras *- Sizes B and C
  • Adult Underwear * – Sizes 5 and 6
  • Ankle socks *
  • Boxed Greeting Card: Birthday, Christmas, etc.
  • Craft Supplies: velvet posters, scrap booking, beads, yarn, etc.
  • Journals *
  • Pocket Month-by-Month Calendars *
  • Stationery
  • Umbrellas/rain ponchos *
  • Pots and Pans *
  • Duffle bags *
  • Clothes Hangers
  • Kid Jigsaw Puzzles

Please use this list as a reference for items needed at Violence Free Futures.

Donations are normally accepted M-F from 9am-4pm at the Center. You do need an appointment to drop items off after normal business hours. If you have any questions regarding your donation or if you need directions, please call (937) 376-8526.

Smartphones, Cell Phones, Ipads & Ipods may be dropped off or shipped to Violence Free Futures:

Attn: Donations
380 Bellbrook Avenue  
Xenia, OH 45385

As always, thank you for your support!




We are providing this as a suggestion for groups, families, individuals and/or businesses to consider if they are organizing a giving effort around the holidays that would most benefit our survivors all year long.

Our children in the safe house are taken care of generously through our Sponsor-A-Family program and with gifts that people collect in other ways. Thank you for considering this list as it will help us all throughout the year. Please contact Harmony Thoma at (937) 376-8526, ext. 112 if you have any further questions or ideas.

Gift Ideas:

Housewarming Kits for Families when they move out could include pots/pans, dish sets, silverware, twin and full bed sheets, snow shovels, toasters, coffee makers, etc.

VFF Safe House Bedroom Makeover Kits to include white twin sized sheets, pillow cases, pillows, white bath towels, white hand towels, white wash cloths.

Teenager Gift Items could include board games, gift cards for popular stores, bath and body sets, makeup, sports equipment, hats and gloves, books about growing up and career options.

Family Game Night Packages Board games, cards, popcorn.

Gift Card Drive as small as $5.00 to $25.00 for VFF to give as gifts or as support through the year as needed. Ie. Gas, grocery, local restaurants.
Examples: Walmart & Kroger can be used for gas and groceries. Speedway and BP work too! Restaurant ideas that survivors can walk to include: Chipotle, Frisch’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Tim Hortons, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Burger King.

Car Maintenance Kits could include jumper cables, first aid kits, blankets, tire pressure gauges, flash lights.

Adult Women Gift Packages could include umbrellas, bath and body sets, socks, pajamas, hats and gloves, shampoo and conditioner, fragrance soaps, self-care books, gift cards.