Donation Needs

There are numerous ways that you, your family, friends, co-workers, places of worship, clubs, everyone can help break the cycle of homelessness and hunger! JCOC provides men and women in our Emergency Shelter, Winter Shelter and Day Support programs with basic toiletries. Welcome Home Baskets go to each Rapid Rehousing client moving out of homelessness into their new place. More than 1,000 boxes worth of nonperishable food is packed into Family Food Boxes every year. See how you can help from the list of needs below. And thank you!  

Food Pantry, Family Food Boxes and Community Meals: 

  • Canned Meats & Soups
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Beans & Rice
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Stuffing & Mashed Potatoes
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal/Grits
  • Dessert Mix
  • Bottled Water & Juice
  • Paper Plates, Bowls, Cups & Napkins
  • Storage Bags, Quart and Gallon
  • Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
  • Towels and Washcloths, new or gently used

Welcome Home Baskets:

(new items only, complete baskets preferred)

  • Dinnerware, 4 pc. place setting
  • Kitchen Utensils, 4 pc. place setting
  • Pots & Pans, small set
  • Can Opener
  • Twin or Queen Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Blanket
  • Towels & Washcloths
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Paper & Paper Towels
  • Mop & Bucket
  • Broom & Dustpan
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Trash Bags
  • Air Fresheners

Day Support, Emergency, Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing:

  • Men’s & Women’s Clothing, casual
  • Men’s & Women’s Shoes & Socks, casual
  • Men’s & Women’s Undergarments, new
  • Coats, Hats, Gloves, Scarves,
  • Shampoo & Conditioner, full & travel size
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, full & travel size
  • Deodorant, full & travel size
  • Bar Soap, full & travel size
  • Lotion, full & travel size
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Pain Medicine, over-the-counter
  • Hand Sanitizer, full & travel size
  • Lip Balm
  • Bottled Water
  • Laundry Detergent, powder or liquid
  • Paper Cups, 3 oz.
  • Storage Bags, Sandwich & Gallon
  • Disinfectant Spray & Wipes
  • Trash Bags, Large
  • Blankets/Comforters & Pillow Cases
  • Backpacks and Luggage
  • Dinnerware, 4-pc. place setting
  • Kitchen Utensils, 4-pc. place setting
  • Pots & Pans, small set
  • Small Kitchen Appliances
  • Microwave, small
  • Dining Room & Chairs, small
  • Living Room & Bedroom Furniture

 

JCOC also accepts the following items:
 

  • Office Equipment & Supplies
  • Vehicle Donations
  • Bus passes (purchase 1-Day GoPass at gohrt.com)
  • Gift Cards (Fast Food Restaurants, Grocery Stores,
    Walmart, Target, Wawa, 7-11)
  • Monetary Donations (visit jcoc.org to donate online)

IN-KIND DONATION GUIDELINES

 

Preparing Your Donation

  • Please place all items in bags or boxes. If possible, please sort donations by type; food, clothing, toiletries, etc.
  • We are NOT able to accept the following items:
    • Open, Partially Used and Expired Food
    • Prepared/Catered Food
    • Stained and Torn Clothing and Shoes
    • Business and Formal Attire
    • Open, Partially Used and Expired Hygiene Products
    • Razors and Mouthwash
    • Children’s Clothing and Toys
    • Tube TV’s, DVD’s, CD’s, and VHS Tapes


Delivering Your Donation

  • Donations can be delivered to our main campus located at 1053 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach. Food donations can be taken to the Dining Hall (first building on the left) Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm. Non-food donations can be taken to the main office
    (first building on the right) Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-5:00 pm.
  • Please contact JCOC’s office prior to delivering large items to ensure we can accommodate them.    
  • Clothing and household items can also be delivered to JCOC Community Thrift located at
    120 S. Plaza Trail in Virginia Beach. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 11:00 am-7:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00-5:00 pm. JCOC receives a portion of the proceeds from the thrift store for our feeding and housing programs. Contact the store at 757-965-8484 for more information about deliveries and pick-ups.

In-Kind Donation Form and Receipt

  • We request that all donors complete an In-Kind Donation Form each time a donation is made. Information from the form will be used to record and acknowledge your donation and keep you updated about JCOC. Estimated values that you provide are helpful on grant and donation applications in order to obtain funding for JCOC programs. You will need to determine the value
    of your donation. JCOC is not able to make this determination or provide tax advice. 
  • An In-Kind Donation Receipt will be provided upon request at the time of your donation.

Distributing Your Donation

  • Food donations help provide food to our community every day of the week through a food pantry, family food box program and community meals. Visit us at jcoc.org for details about these programs.  
  • JCOC makes every effort to utilize all non-food donations however, our storage space is limited. There are occasions we will need to send items to our partner thrift store.

Thank you for your consideration of a donation to JCOC. Your donation will help make a positive impact in the lives of many individual and families in our community.

For more information, contact Krishna Loya, Volunteer Coordinator at kloya@jcoc.org or 491-2846, ext. 102.