In-Kind donations allow DePelchin to better serve the children and families in our care by meeting some of their tangible needs. We hope you will consider partnering with us in our efforts to serve our clients well!


DePelchin is only able to accept donations of NEW items such as clothing, gift cards, household items, and toys. We also accept tickets to recreational activities including plays, sports events, music performances, museums, circus, or other events.

For a complete list of the items we need most, please refer to our donation wish list.

Please note that DePelchin is unable to accept any of the following items (no exceptions):

  • Used clothing, toys, or household items
  • Stuffed animals
  • Toy guns, swords, or weapons
  • Anything that is violent in nature or geared for adults
  • Vehicles or RV’s
  • Real estate
  • Animals
  • Broken items or toys that are missing pieces

We ask that all donations are either delivered or mailed to DePelchin. For more details on our locations and deliveries, please contact Lauren Brezger at (Please note: in Houston, all donations must be delivered or mailed to our Memorial Campus location)


General Donation Drives: We always need NEW toys, household items, diapers, and clothing to give to kids when they come through our programs. In order to meet their needs, many of our community partners choose to host donation drives for specific items. For a complete list of the items we need most, please refer to our donation wish list.

School Supply Drive:  We partner with our supporters to provide basic school supplies for our children in order to ensure that they are ready to learn on their first day of school. Drop off deadline for 2017 is August 4.

Thanksgiving Baskets: Many families are unable to provide the luxury of a traditional Thanksgiving meal for their families. In order to meet this need within our community, we distribute Thanksgiving Baskets. The baskets include items like canned vegetables, boxed stuffing, cranberry sauce, and other similar items.

Holiday Project: This annual effort provides gifts and basics needs to the children and families utilizing DePelchin’s services. During the holiday season, you can help make this possible by fulfilling wish lists, hosting toy drives, donating needed items, making monetary contributions, and volunteering to decorate our facilities, sort and pack gifts, organize donations, and wrap gifts for children living in our residential facilities.

Family Baskets: Many of our families use an exceptionally high amount of household cleaning items because of the complex issues they face with the children in their homes. So, we’re asking for our generous community to help us provide laundry baskets filled with some basic household necessities like paper towels, washcloths, toilet paper, Windex, 409, antibacterial wipes, bleach, and other household cleaners. Ideally, we would like for each basket to value a total of $50-100.

Birthday Buddy Bags: Our hope is that each child within our foster program will be given the chance to feel celebrated on their birthday. To make that happen, DePelchin partners with our invaluable supporters to provide a bag filled with gifts and all the supplies necessary for a birthday party. Currently, our biggest need for our Birthday Buddy program are toys that can be stored at our donation station and used as birthday needs arise. For a list of suggested items, please click here.

Many of these drives require volunteer help to organize the gifts the gifts we receive. Please contact Lauren Brezger at to get more information on how you can help!