DONATION GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES
Please make note of our NEW policy regarding donations. We appreciate your understanding as we improve our policies and procedures to allow us to best serve our guests. If you are creating marketing material for a donation drive, all collateral must be approved by Arlington Life Shelter prior to distribution. Marketing materials can be sent directly to Liz Hammond.
Items we cannot accept
- Used clothing, bedding or linens
- New or Used furniture, housewares, appliances or similar items
- Used car seats, baby items, toys or books
- Bikes, large motorized toys for children
- Food that is expired, not sealed or packaged
The shelter works closely with Mission Arlington to provide our guests with items they need during their time at and upon exiting the shelter. Directing donations to Mission would be a tremendous help.
Items we can accept
- Current Immediate Needs List CLICK HERE
- Amazon Wish List Items CLICK HERE
- Ongoing Needs
- bottled water
- paper towels
- paper plates and bowls
- plastic cutlery
If you or your group are interested in hosting a drive for specific items, we ask that you contact the shelter directly to find out what items are needed most and schedule a time for delivery. If you are creating marketing material for a donation drive, all collateral must be approved by Arlington Life Shelter prior to distribution. Marketing materials can be sent directly to Liz Hammond.
Only items listed above or from our Immediate Needs List will be accepted during normal shelter hours; Monday- Friday 9am to 5pm. Donations will also be accepted Saturday and Sunday between 9am to 2pm. We ask that donations not be brought from 2-4pm as shelter staff is busy processing new intakes. Food & water donations should be delivered to the South side entrance near Division St. All other donations can be brought to the main entrance on the East side of building. Please ring the buzzer so someone can assist you.
Donation Acceptance Policy
To learn more about making a donation to the Shelter, please review our Donation Acceptance Policy.