Welcome Home Baskets

Planned gift giving of The institute for human services

Welcome Home Baskets

We have been housing people at a pretty quick clip these days. People who were once homeless or at risk of homelessness are moving into new homes which are often virtually empty. Outfitting a new home with cleaning supplies, pots and pans, and other essentials can get expensive. That’s why we need your help to give the gift of a fresh start with a Welcome Home Basket.

If you belong to a group that would like to help someone start a new life after losing their home, putting together a laundry basket filled with household basics is a way to help someone celebrate that new beginning. Help us share the joy. Contact drives@ihs-hawaii.org for details.

Thanks for being a part of the IHS family; your involvement can really make a BIG difference!

Most frequently requested items include the following:


  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Razors
  • Toothpaste
  • Tooth Brushes

Kitchen Items:

  • Dishes
  • Cups
  • Utensil Sets
  • Pots and Pans
  • Dish Towels
  • Dish Washing Soap
  • Sponges
  • Dish Drying Rack
  • Trash Can
  • Trash Bags

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Lysol Spray
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Mops
  • Brooms

Bathroom Supplies:

  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Sponges
  • Windex

Other Items:

  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Laundry Basket
  • Clothing Hangers
  • Towel Sets (bath, hand, wash)
  • Blankets/Comforters
  • Small Appliances (coffeemaker, fan, lamp, radio, toaster)
  • Alarm Clock
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