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LACASA Wish List

How You Can Help

LACASA Center and the LACASA Collection, our unique resale boutique in Howell, have very different needs. Please review the list below to see what items are needed at the Collection and what items are needed at the Center. 

LACASA Collection: Store Needs

The LACASA Collection is open to the public and features high-quality merchandise donated by our supporters. We gratefully accept donations of new, nearly new or gently-loved home decor and furnishings, kitchenware, jewelry and accessories, children’s toys & books, and clothing for the entire family.

All store proceeds return directly to LACASA Center to fund services for local victims of abuse and interpersonal violence. The store also provides a place for clients to shop with dignity at no charge for the things they need in the sizes and styles of their choice. Learn more at

LACASA Center: Shelter & Agency Needs

For Infants   Prev Cute Newborn

  • New HALO Sleep Sacks for infants to 12 months
  • Disposable diapers & wipes [Especially diapers size 5 & 6]
  • New infant rattles and educational toys
  • Baby monitors
  • New infant clothing
  • New “Pack ‘n Play” units with new sheets & quilts

Early Childhood

  • New Books: Cloth and board books for toddlers
  • New Toys: Educational toddler activity toys
  • New Clothing:  Outfits and pajamas for boys and girls age 24 months and up

Children & Youth Programs    lac art therapy

Drinks & Snacks: Juice boxes; individually wrapped snacks –crackers, cookies, pretzels, and chips; granola bars and microwave popcorn; fruit snacks and fruit roll-ups. 

Children’s Toys: Sturdy and durable new items including: trucks with trailers; Playskool and Fisher-Price educational toys for children of all ages; Lincoln Logs sets; Lego kits 

4-H Program: Woodworking sets; painting and drawing sets; paint brushes; artist sketch pads; small painting canvases

‘Legal Day’ Toys: We create “Court Bags” to keep children busy during long days spent awaiting legal proceedings. Items needed for our court bags are: electronic pocket games; small hand-held puzzles; small Lego kits; small activity books; Crayola “Color Wonder” kits for girls and boys; new card games; play-dough

All Departments

Clear 66 quart plastic storage bins are a big deal at LACASA, since we use them for multiple purposes throughout our nonprofit organization.

This may not seem like an exciting thing to donate, but receiving clear storage bins is very exciting for the dozens of staff members and facility coordinators who need them!

Client & Shelter Needs 

Gift Cards (For: grocery stores, superstores or gasoline)

L.E.T.S. bus tokens

New sweatsuits for women in all sizes

New underwear for women in all sizes

New flip-flops for women in all sizes

New winter boots for women in all sizes

Office Supplies: spiral notebooks; copy paper (white & color); 3-tab manila file folders; blue and black ink pens; sticky notes; two-pocket binder folders

Kitchen Items & Cleaning Supplies

Coffee, sugar and creamer

Food Items: Salad dressings (ranch), cooking oil; non-perishable food items like pasta, rice, spaghetti sauce, boxed macaroni & cheese, soups, and Ramen noodles 

Paper Products: Toilet tissue; paper towels; paper plates — large and small; plastic cups; napkins; plastic silverware

Plastic Bags: Kitchen-size garbage bags; large 30-gallon trash bags; large Ziploc baggies

Laundry: High-efficiency laundry soap or 1 oz. high-efficiency laundry pods

Kitchen: Liquid dishwasher detergent; pump hand soap; kitchen sponges; large bottles of hand sanitizer (for refills); large bottles of liquid hand soap (for refills)

Cleaning Supplies: Pine-Sol; disinfectant spray and disinfectant wipes for kitchens and bathrooms; Swiffer Wet Jet pad refills and liquid cleaner refills; toilet bowl cleaner; stainless steel cleaner; furniture polish; air fresheners (sprays & plug-ins); bleach; vinegar; Windex

Our “Safe Pet Place”

  • “Pet Safe” ice melt (during winter months)
  • Kitty litter
  • Small pet collars
  • Dog leashes


  • Manual carpet sweepers
  • Dust busters
  • Good commercial vacuum with long cord

PLEASE NOTE: Due to health and safety guidelines, as well as product recall issues, there are some items we cannot accept, including children’s cribs, dressing tables, high chairs, strollers, or car seats. Thank you for your understanding.

We appreciate your support!

LACASA Staff Insight

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