Needed Items

Covid-19 Response Needs:
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol spray
  • Medical supplies such as gowns, N-95 masks and other masks (we can use small quantities of these items if you have them)
  • Cleaning and sanitizing supplies
Child & Adult Mental HEalth Service Needs:
  • Magazines with labels removed, child-appropriate
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Items addressing the 5 senses (sound, taste, sight, touch & smell) such as relaxation CD’s, hard candy, scented markers, no-wick scented candles
  • Empty soup cans, clean and unlabeled
  • New or gently used toys for the waiting room
Housing Services Needs:
  • Twin-sized bed linens
  • Regular-sized pillowcases
  • Pillows
  • Towels
  • Bathroom accessories (shower curtains; soap dishes, etc.)
  • Household accessories
  • Board games
  • Movies
  • Magazines with labels removed
  • Books
  • Movie tickets
  • McDonald’s Gift Cards
  • Jewelry
  • Nail polish
  • Purses
  • Wallets
Sexual Assault Services Needs:
  • Durable, cleanable toys with no small or loose pieces (for waiting areas)
  • Diapers (various sizes) and wipes
  • Hats, gloves, scarves, mittens for men, women and children
  • DVDs rated G and PG
  • Coloring books, crayons and art supplies
  • Office supplies (Pads, folders, pens, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (Disinfecting sprays for air and surfaces, paper towels, etc.)
  • Unopened sample-sized bath and body products
  • Games, cards and puzzles for adults and adolescents
  • Pre-packaged snack foods including juice boxes
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • New active wear and sweats: pull-on pants, sweatshirts and t shirts
  • New children’s pajamas
  • New stuffed animals
Art Therapy Needs:
  • Acrylic paints
  • Drawing and sketching pencils
  • Large drawing paper
  • Palette paper (sheets that look like an artist palette, which can be reusable for paint)
  • Canvases
  • Suminagashi ink
  • Watercolor paper
Emergency Stabilization Needs:
  • Movies
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Magazines with the labels removed
Partial Hospitalization Needs:
  • Educational videos on Anger Management and Mental Health Illness

Donations may be dropped off at The Nord Center’s 6140 S Broadway Lorain OH 44053 location between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please specify the program for which your in-kind gift is intended so we can ensure it gets to the proper location. Cash donations as well as gift certificates, such as for McDonald’s, Giant Eagle, Target and Walmart, are always welcome. If writing a check, please make payable to The Nord Center.


Contact Betsey Kamm, Chief of Institutional Advancement: