Whether you choose to sign up as a monthly donor, make a one-time contribution, or donate your time or items to Samaritan House, you are making a tremendous impact by helping families in crisis in Hampton Roads.

Our needs change throughout the year, and the best way to be alerted of specific, urgent client needs is by following us on Facebook.

There are some items that we always accept, as they are the most helpful for the majority of our clients at any given time. See the list below for our general item wish list!

Items with an * are most needed by our clients. When possible, we ask that bedding and towel donations are new items.

Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Farm Fresh, and Kroger are always greatly appreciated, as they are utilized to purchase work uniforms, basic household items, and supplement our Nutrition Assistance Program.

Our on-site Donation Department is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and is located at our main administrative office at 2620 Southern Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA (off 264 at the Lynnhaven North exit). The department is staffed by volunteers during these times. Please park and unload in the designated spot located at the left hand side of the main admin building. Call the front desk at (757) 631-0710 with any questions.  Please note that currently, we cannot accept donations of used toys, towels, bed linens or undergarments.

For large or heavy items, please call the Samaritan House partner Thrift Store City Pick Up Service at (757) 583-7211 to schedule a pick-up of your items.  Thrift Store City will accept donations of clothing, kitchenware, shoes, pictures, flat screen TVs, knick-knacks and collapsible metal bed frames.

** Thrift Store City can no longer accept donations of beds, mattresses and foot boards/headboard, china cabinets, entertainment centers/armoires, tables without chairs and servers/buffets.** 

Food Pantry Items

  • Baked beans
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned pasta (ravioli)
  • Cereal
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • Flour
  • Jell-O (snack pack)
  • Jelly
  • Juice
  • Ketchup
  • Kool-Aid
  • Instant Potatoes
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pancake mix & Syrup
  • Rice
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Soup (canned)
  • Spaghetti and Sauce
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Tuna (canned)

Household Items

  • Dishes
  • Silverware
  • Cups
  • Can opener
  • Pots and pans*
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Air mattress & Pumps (All sizes)*
  • Sheet sets (All sizes)*
  • Pillows and pillow cases*
  • Blankets*
  • Bath towels*
  • Clothes (New or gently used, in-season)
  • Coats
  • Business clothes (M/F)
  • Scrubs (M/F)
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Diapers and Pull-ups (both genders, all sizes)*
  • Baby wipes
  • Unisex deodorant
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair brush
  • Paper products (toilet paper, napkins, paper towels)
  • Full-size shampoo, conditioner & body wash

Cleaning Supplies

  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener sheets
  • Dish soap
  • Dishwasher soap
  • Kitchen cleaner
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Pine-Sol
  • Comet cleaner
  • SOS pads
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Disposable gloves
  • Magic Erasers
  • Trash bags
  • Swiffer
  • Cleaning rags
  • Windex
  • Toilet brush/cleaner
  • Plunger
  • Sponges
  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Bucket
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Lightbulbs
  • Vacuum*
Got Questions?

If you would like to host an item drive or would like to find out what our current needs are for donations, visit our Amazon WishList page HERE.

Interested in setting up an online fundraiser for monetary donations, or hosting a peer-to-peer giving campaign within your office? We’d love to chat about how we can help you make the biggest impact in our community. Contact Emit Enriquez, Community Engagement Manager via email or by phone at (757) 631-0710.