Emergency Cleanup Buckets
    One five-gallon bucket with resealable lid (If bucket used, clean well but do not use if it held chemicals.)

    Four scouring pads

    Seven sponges, including one large

    One scrub brush

    Eighteen reusable, lightweight dry cleaning towels (e.g. Handi wipes)

    One 50 oz. or two 25 oz. bottle(s) of liquid laundry detergent

    One 16-28 oz. bottle of liquid disinfectant dish soap

    One 12-16 oz. bottle of household cleaner that can be mixed with water (no spray bottles)

    One package of 48-50 clothespins

    Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.

    Five dust masks

    Two pairs heavy-duty, waterproof dishwashing gloves (latex-free, non-surgical)

    One pair work gloves, cotton with leather palm or all leather

    24-28 heavy duty or contractor type 30-45 gallon trash bags on a roll and removed from carton

    One 6-9 oz. bottle of non-aerosol insect repellent

Hygiene Kits
   One hand towel measuring approximately 15″ x 28″ to 16″ x 32″ (no fingertip, bath, dish towel or micro-fiber)

   One washcloth

    One wide-tooth comb removed from the package

   One fingernail or toenail clipper removed from the package (either one is acceptable)

   One bath-size bar of soap in the original package

   One toothbrush in the original package

   Ten standard size Band-Aids
   $2.00 for shipping is helpful.

   Click here for a link to a printable hygiene kit list (pdf)

School Kits
    One pair of blunt scissors removed from the package (rounded tip, only)

    Three 70-count bound notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose-leaf or filler paper)

    One 30-centimeter / 12” ruler

    One hand-held pencil sharpener removed from the package

    One large eraser (no pencil cap erasers)

    Six new, unsharpened pencils with erasers (please remove pencils from the package)

    One box of 24 crayons (only 24)

    One 12”x14” to 14”x17” finished size cotton or lightweight canvas bag with handles

    Click here for a link to a bag pattern  (pdf)
    Click here for a link to a printable school kit list (pdf)

Questions?:  Email Sandi Straus at:  sstraus46@aol.com






The Lists Page
Please find below several lists of items we that we periodicly collect for mission projects or for worthy causes.

We are not collecting for hygiene kits at this time.

We are not collecting for cleanup buckets at this time.

We are not collecting for school kits at this time.

WaysMeet Food Pantry

You may have noticed our DONATE FOOD sign outside our church.  Within our congregation, we have always collected food items for a local food pantry.  During COVID, we opened up the donations up to our community - and we continue to be amazed at your generosity.  There is a brown deck box by our front steps.  Items put in the box are taken into the church and weekly we take everything to the pantry.  Currently the pantry is run by the Waysmeet Center at UNH and serves Durham, Lee, Madbury, and Newmarket.

  Suggested Donations   (non perishable food only)

peanut butter



pasta sauce

tuna (canned)


oatmeal, cereal

peas, corn (canned)

mixed veggies (canned)

fruit (canned)

mac'n cheese

canned beans (kidney, pinto, navy, black,

                         great northern, baked beans)

6/2021.  We just finished an effort to collect Church World Service Hygiene and School Kits.  We collected and assembled over 110 kits!.  They were sent to a central warehouse; ready to be shipped to needed areas around the world, including the U.S.  Hint: we take advantage of back to school sales in the fall to get good pricing.  CWS collects for Emergency Cleanup Buckets, Hygiene Kits and School Kits.  The list of items for each kit is below.

  Our collection support projects include:  (links below go to the organization  -  or donation list on this page)

Operation Blessings collects donations for the clients they serve.  Their list of needs varies throughout the year.  Please contact us if you have something to donate from the following list:

Current List of Needs June 2021

  • Camping Gear – Sleeping Bags, Tents, Tarps,
                               (for the homeless they serve)

  • Towels – all kinds and sizes, facecloths

  • Kitchen Utensils for Cooking

  • Sets of Everyday Dishes (complete)

  • Pots & Pans, Bakeware, 11x13 Casserole Dishes

  • Clean Sheets and bedding: full-size

  • Clothing: Spring, Summer, Fall  (no suits)

  • Countertop Appliances

  • Flatware

From their mission statement, My Friend's Place provides a home like emergency shelter and transitional housing, and exceptional support for the homeless men, women, and families in our service area. Their list of needed items is below.
Donations can be dropped off anytime (no other clothing please, we do not have the storage capacity, sorry!) , Furniture by appointment only!

Sturdy dressers, twin size bed frames and bunk beds frames, other furniture on an as needed basis call us for an appointment to drop off.

Current List of Needs July 2021
Baby Wipes, Size 4 and 5 diapers
Disinfecting Wipes
Cleaning products including but not limited to floor cleaner, window cleaner, all purpose cleaners, high efficiency laundry, dish soap, dishwasher pods
Socks, (new or gently used) sweat pants, t-shirts and sweatshirts for men, women and children
Milk, Bread, eggs, margarine, coffee, sugar, produce, meats and canned meats, canned fruits, vegetables, pasta sauce, tomato paste, soups, etc.
Non latex surgical gloves
Personal hygiene products (including tampons {not pads}, deodorant for men and women, cotton swabs (small individual size), nail files/clippers, tissues boxes/personal size and (new only)

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