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Wish List

Your donation of critically needed items allows TCAA to redirect funding from these operational costs to direct client services.

Critical Needs

  • Laundry pads for the I-HELP Shelter laundry trailer
  • Hand Sanitizer **
  • Backpacks, notepads, pens, socks, granola bars, and pencils for I-HELP Oasis Resource Center
  • Infant formula for the Food Pantry
  • New car seats for infants and toddlers
  • Baby shower or newborn gift basket items
  • Lunch meal gift cards (e.g., Subway, McDonalds, etc.) for shelter clients who are employed

Senior Food Box Needs

  • Soups
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned meals
  • Cereal
  • Jello
  • Pudding
  • Instant rice
  • Pasta
  • Sauce
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Eggs
  • Canned meats
  • Tuna
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Margarine
  • Powdered milk
  • Ramen
  • JIffy muffin mix
  • Honey
  • Bread
  • Bakery treats
  • Juices
  • Fresh fruits
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Bagels only if they are soft

TCAA meal box needs for individuals experiencing homelessness, sheltered at Tempe's Rodeway Inn.

Microwaveable items can be:

  • Campbell’s soup (in bowl)
  • Mac and cheese (in bowl)
  • Oatmeal
  • Soup in a cup
  • Popcorn
  • Chili (in bowl)

Non-microwaveable foods:

  • Granola bars
  • Water
  • Chips
  • Crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Fruit bars
  • Candy
  • Beef jerky
  • Juice (i.e. Capri sun)
  • Nuts and nut butters


  • $10 gift cards for our unsheltered population to get a quick meal/refreshing drink or even light groceries

Ongoing Wish List Items

Food Pantry:

  • Ziplock bags (gallon size)
  • High protein items (canned meats, peanut butter, tuna, low sugar protein bars)
  • Canned fruit
  • Ready to eat items that do not require refrigeration, utensils, or cooking
  • Dried/canned beans
  • Canned and boxed soups
  • Boxed meals
  • Dried fruit
  • 100% juice
  • Canned vegetables
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Granola bars
  • Snack Items
  • Pasta
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Multigrain crackers

Hygiene Items:

  • Disposable razors
  • Deodorant (roll-on or stick)
  • Baby wipes (hard containers)
  • Diapers (Infant through size 5)
  • Toothbrushes (adult & kids)
  • Toothpaste (travel size)
  • Toilet paper
  • Body lotion (adult & baby)
  • Liquid body soap (adult & baby)
  • Hand soap
  • Shampoo/Conditioner (travel size)
  • Foot powder
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hairbrushes
  • Combs
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Floss
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap stick

Other Program Needs:

  • Gardening supplies (including soil to fill in garden beds)
  • Tarps for the community gardens
  • Yeti Coolers for storage and delivery of cold food items for home-bound clients
  • Hot food storage delivery bags for home-delivered meals


AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to TCAA.

With the increased focus on protective measures, please consider donating items from our Amazon wish list.

Current urgent needs include:

  • plastic gloves size medium and large
  • disinfecting wipes and spray cleaners
  • paper towels
  • diapers -  infant and toddler sizes
  • baby wipes
  • cases of bottled water
  • feminine hygiene products

Donations are being accepted at the TCAA Norton and Ramsey Center, 2146 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe AZ 85281 during normal business hours.

Please refer to the Amazon wish list for other items and quantities needed.

Drop-off Timeframes and Location

Drop-Off Hours:
Between 9 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday

TCAA, 2146 E. Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

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