Holidays Services

 Holiday Wish List

Thank you for making the holidays brighter for the clients at Arlington Life Shelter!

Each year we are amazed at your generosity and your tender care in following our gift guidelines.

Donation Guidelines

·        We prefer that all items be new. Used items will not be given as Christmas gifts.

·        Please do not gift wrap your donation – this makes it easier to match the items with the right client.

·        Out of respect for the diversity of family beliefs, we do not distribute toys with a theme that may be perceived as violent (guns, swords, bows and arrows, etc.)

·        All fliers developed for use in a drive must be approved by Arlington Life Shelter prior to use.


·        Due to privacy and safety, gifts may not be delivered directly to the clients


Infants & Toddlers

·        Tactile toys

·        Educational toys

·        Baby Dolls/ Baby Alive (white, black, brown)

·        Dress up clothes for preschool age

·        Age level books-hardback (English and Spanish)

·        Melissa and Doug Puzzles

·        Baby blankets, clothes

·        Mega Blocks

·        Baby shampoo

·        Stuffed toys

·        Baby swing


·        Sit N Spin



School Aged Children

·        Jump Ropes, board games, puzzle books

·        Youth sized sports balls (football, soccer ball, basketball, etc.)

·        Magnetic Building Blocks

·        Creativity for Kids Kits

·        Gift cards- McDonalds

·        Hair accessories (beads, ties, hair bands)

·        Action Figures (superheroes)

·        Paw Patrol toys

·        Lego City

·        K’Nex

·        Reading level marked books

·        Educational games

·        Crayola Tracing Pad

·        Journals/ Painting supplies

·        Play make up kits/ jewelry


·        Dress up dolls


·        Hair accessories, perfumes

·        Watches, jewelry

·        Young adult books

·        Headphones

·        Sports balls (adult size)

·        Axe, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Nautica grooming products

·        Duffle bags/ backpacks

·        Bluetooth speaker

·        Football jerseys (male and female)

·        Gift cards- Ross, Walmart, Amazon, iTunes, Rue 21


·        Sweaters, thermals

·        Bikes

·        Shaving kits/ travel bags

·        Tennis shoes (size 9-12)

·        Gift cards- Walmart

·        Gloves, wool caps

·        Insulated travel mugs

·        Backpack, wallets

·        Hair trimmers

·        Steel toe boots

·        Large duffle bags


·        Bras, underwear, socks

·        Sweaters, knit tops

·        Gloves, hats, scarves

·        Brushes, hair bands

·        Perfume/ lotion gift boxes

·        Gift cards- Ross, Walmart

·        Products for African American hair

·        Watches, jewelry

·        Backpacks

·        Insulated travel mugs

·        Tennis shoes (size 7-9)

·        Makeup bags

To Schedule Large Deliveries Please Call or Email


Drop Off Location and Times

Arlington Life Shelter
325 W Division St
Arlington, TX 76011  

  • Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm - Please bring donations to the Administrative Entrance, which faces Division Street.
  • Monday - Friday after 5 pm and Weekends - Please bring donations to the Resident Entrance, which faces NL Robinson (West) Street.

We deeply appreciate your generosity.


Thank you for bringing holiday cheer to those challenged by homelessness this holiday season!


Mission & Services

To promote self-sufficiency by providing shelter, employment programs, and transitional services for North Texans impacted by homelessness.


Make a Donation

Now more than ever we need your help to continue to fulfill our responsibilities to the men, women and children we serve. We provide keys to success such as food, shelter, health and social services, etc.



To volunteer when the residents are present, volunteers MUST be age 18 or older. This includes food teams serving breakfast or dinner. This is to protect the privacy, safety, and dignity of our youngest residents.


Contact Us

Arlington Life Shelter, 325 W. Division Street, Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 548-9885

Arlington Life Shelter® 2012-2019