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A list of what area non-profits need from the giving hearts of Medina County

 If you do not see a non-profit you are connected to or are familiar with, please have them send their wish list to with Giving Hearts in the subject line so it can be added to this page. 

Battered Women's Shelter

Contact Donation Coordinator Madison Cummins, 330-723-9610 ext 200,  to arrange for donations.

Cleaning supplies, Latex/rubber gloves, drain cleaner

Over the counter, baby and allergy medications

Paper products

Large trash bags

Food storage bags and containers


Birthcare of Medina County

620 E. Smith Road, E-5A, Medina, 330-722-1190

Infant clothing to Size 4



Baby food

Car seats


Baby equipment

Cups Café

126 N. Court Street, Medina, 330-241-5990

A non-profit community café where people can eat for free. Needs change daily, depending on the season and number of people served daily. Please call for current, most urgent needs.

Hamburger meat

Hamburger buns

Hot dogs

Hot dog buns

Mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise

Whipped cream

Popcorn kernels

Popping oil

Decaf coffee

Regular coffee

Cookies, brownies

White and wheat bread



Hot chocolate

Homemade soups

Sandwich spread: chicken, tuna, or egg salad

13-gallon trash bags


Coffee creamer

Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins

Dish soap

Non-perishable canned goods (tuna, soup, etc.)

Spaghetti noodles

Pasta sauce

Peanut butter and jelly

Chocolate syrup


Feminine products for our women’s restrooms

Cleaning supplies (glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, floor cleaner, etc.)

Feeding Medina County

650 W. Smith Road, C-8, Medina, 330-421-4816

 Non-perishable food items, contact organization for more information.

 Information on how to host a food drive can be found at

First Impression, Inc.


Maintains an inventory of new and gently worn business-casual clothing and accessories to provide disadvantaged or displaced women prepare for job interviews. Women can then return with proof of employment and receive a week’s worth of clothing. Follow-up support also is provided. For drop-off locations, go to

Overall, clothing should be up-to-date styles (within the last 3 years), traditional styles, tailored clean lines.


Solid colors, muted colors, or soft prints • No low-cut necklines • No sheer fabrics • Daytime fabrics only, NO satin, velvet, glittery or leather fabrics


All sizes


Dark colors: grey, navy, black, or dark brown • No bold patterns: small checks or muted stripes OK • Average length


Darker colors: grey, navy, black, dark brown • No bold patterns, muted patterns acceptable


Practical: no neon or bright colors • Average heel • Good condition (must be able to polish if necessary) • No open toes or tennis shoes


In good repair and tasteful

Please note: First Impression may take items that are unusable for clients and sell to support their mission

H.E.L.P. Helping Everyone’s Loving Pets

1041 Oak Street, Medina, 216-210-5378

Donations can be mailed or dropped off. Call to schedule a pickup. Donations should be new or gently used.

All types of pet food

Pet beds and blankets

Bedding for caged pets

Cat litter

Collars and leashes

Pet toys

Pet treats

Pet diapers

Health care items (ear wash, flea meds, etc.)

Gallon-sized storage bags

Dawn dish soap (original blue) or Dreft liquid, used for flea bathing

Marian’s Closet

154 East Street, Wadsworth, 330-336-3642

Can accept cars, fill out form at bottom of page on Marian’s website for more information.


All clothing (large men and women’s clothing in particular)

Shoes, boots, athletic shoes


Household Items

Blankets, sheets, pillowcases

Towels, washcloths, shower curtains, hooks

Small appliances, silverware, dishes/glasses, pots and pans

Curtains, rugs


Toothpaste, toothbrushes

Deodorant, perfume, cologne, soap

Razors and shaving cream


Shampoo, conditioner, combs, brushes

Feminine hygiene items

Depends/Poise pads


Dishwashing liquid

Tall kitchen bags

Quart and gallon food storage bags


Laundry detergent

Cleaning supplies

Baby supplies



Books, toys, school supplies

Postage stamps



Salvation Army

425 W. Liberty Street, Medina  330-722-6488

Peanut butter

Macaroni and cheese


Tuna Helper and canned tuna

Hamburger Helper

Spaghetti and sauce

Canned fruit

Canned vegetables

Instant mashed potatoes

Cans of soup, beef stew, Spaghetti O’s, ravioli


Cups of Noodles

Also helpful: single servings and pop tops for homeless clients


The Children's Center of Medina County

724 E. Smith Road, Medina 330-764-8891

A child-oriented facility focused on the health and well being of children. This is a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are reported to be victims of physical and sexual abuse. Children and families are given help in coping with the abuse and beginning the recovery process. Suspected child abuse should be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline, 330-661-0800. Callers can remain anonymous. If there is immediate danger, call 911.

** Please note that out of respect for the children and families, donations will be accepted by appointment only. Contact the Donation Coordinator at to coordinate a time prior to drop off.


Bottled water (small and large sizes)

Juice (boxes or single serve bottles only)

Milk (boxes or single serve bottles only)

Kids snacks, individually wrapped (Granola bars, Goldfish, Fruit Snacks, Pop-tarts, Instant Oatmeal, Mac & Cheese cups, Go-yurts, apple sauce pouches, raisins, veggie straws)



Kids’ Closet

(Fun shopping area where children select items to take with them after completing interviews/medical exams)

Journals with pens

Mechanical pencils

Spiral notebooks

Markers (thin tip 6, 8 or 10 pk)

Socks (new)

Pajamas (new)

Books (children and teenage)

ChapStick/lip balm


Scarves (children and teenage)

Hats (children and teenage)

Gloves (children and teenage)


Garbage bags

Laundry detergent

Dish soap

Disinfecting wipes

Lysol/Disinfecting spray

Air freshener

Hand sanitizer

Tri-fold paper towels (for wall dispensers)

Toilet paper

Baby wipes


Handheld cordless vacuum (Dustbuster type)

The Garage

126 N. Pardee Street, Wadsworth 330-472-5063

Helps at-risk Wadsworth youth through meetings and mentoring. Volunteers help teens consider life choices and faith. Ministry site of Youth for Christ of Northern Ohio.


Thick Styrofoam plates


Trash bags

Quart and sandwich-sized plastic storage bags

Bottled water


Baby items

Baby wipes

Canisters of powdered drink mixes


Individually wrapped snacks


Pasta and spaghetti noodles

Pasta sauce

$5 gift cards to be used as prizes for teens

$25 gift cards to purchase supplies


United Church of Christ

217 E. Liberty Street, Medina


Drop off donations, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Sunday mornings, 8 a.m. to noon.

Full-size shampoo

Body wash

Bar soap


We Care Medina Personal Care Pantry

Living Hope Church, 6288 Wooster Pike Road

To arrange for drop-off, call Roger, 440-567-0769

Toilet paper

Laundry detergent

Cleaning supplies (all kinds)

Feminine hygiene products

Paper towels and tissues

Body wash