donate items

how you can help your community through in-kind donations


help those in crisis by donating items

You can make a direct impact in your local community by donating items such as food, household goods, and more. Every donation will go directly towards helping a family overcome homelessness, helping a survivor of abuse find safety, and so much more. A New Leaf relies on generous people like you to help feed, clothe, and support those most in need in your community.

A New Leaf is ONLY able to accept new and unused items. We cannot accept gently used or worn items. We work with local community organizations that do accept gently used goods, please find our list of partners here.

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current needs: household & basic goods

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Donating items is one of the most direct ways you can make an impact in the life of someone experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, or some other challenge. Will you consider donating an item or hosting a donation drive to help your neighbors in need? See more on current needs and how you can help below.

Families are in urgent need, so please contact Alyssa Turley, Philanthropy Coordinator at (480) 464-4648 or by email at You can also fill out to form linked below to notify us about a donation you plan to make!

Please note we can only accept brand new and unopened items. If you need to donate used items, please see our listing of partners able to accept your items.

office and cleaning supplies

  • Staplers and staples
  • Paper Towels (urgent need)
  • General purpose cleaning supplies (urgent need)
  • School supplies (urgent need)
  • Black sharpies
  • Expo dry erase markers and white board cleaner
  • Full size and travel hand sanitizer
  • 3-ring binders
  • Constuction and copy paper
  • Full size and travel tissue packs
  • Clorox wipes
  • Swiffer sweeper

around the house

  • Cases of water (urgent need)
  • Reusable water bottles 
  • Manual can openers
  • Pots and Pans
  • Nonperishable Food (urgent need)
  • Coffee pot
  • Trash bags
  • Ziplock bags
  • Paper, plastic, or glass dishes
  • Silverware and cooking utensils
  • Baby – Toddler dishes
  • Kitchen appliances

laundry, linens, bed, & bath

  • Twin and Queen sheet sets (urgent need)
  • Standard pillows (urgent need)
  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels
  • Laundry detergent pods
  • Powdered laundry detergent
  • Shower liners
  • Shower curtains
  • Kitchen hand towels
  • Laundry baskets

clothing and hygiene

  • Men’s and women’s underwear
  • Women’s bras
  • Men’s Razors
  • Razor handles for Gillette Mach3 Turb (urgent need) 
  • Men’s and women’s body wash
  • Men’s and women’s leggings/sweatpants (urgent need)
  • Shirts and pants (children’s 2T-16 )
  • Women’s deodorant
  • Shoes (any size or gender needed)
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workplace donation drives

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You can hold a donation drive at your office, place of business, or faith-based organization. The donations help the individuals and families in A New Leaf’s programs start their journey to independence. If you have questions, need help brainstorming ideas, or help promoting the donation drive, contact Alyssa Turley, Philanthropy Coordinator at (480) 464-4648 or by email at

Please note we can only accept brand new and unopened items.

Joe Dulin

Alyssa Turley

Philanthropy Coordinator

A New Leaf

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seasonal donation drives

january & february: household & basic needs

Twin sheet sets, towels, face cloths, pots, pans, dishes, small appliances, utensils, manual can openers, general purpose cleaning products, laundry/dish detergent, mops, brooms.

march & april: non-perishable food

Canned meats and tuna, canned soup, microwaveable foods (oatmeal, mac n cheese, rice, potatoes, etc.), ramen, boxed cereal, packaged dinners, individually-wrapped snacks, granola bars, baby food/snacks. Must not be expired. Non-family sized items preferred.

may & june: back to school

Backpacks, composition books, looseleaf paper, pencils, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, sharpies, dry erase markers, calculators, glue, scissors, post-it notes, crayons, two-pocket folders, hand sanitizer, travel tissues.

july, august, & september: hygiene & household paper goods

Diapers and wipes, full-size shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, men’s shaving cream, razors, tooth paste, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, paper plates and bowls (not syrofoam), napkins, plastic utensils.

october, november & december: holiday giving

Toys and games, holiday gifts, gift cards, socks, underwear, warm clothing, holiday food baskets (contact for details), gift wrap, scotch tape.

drop off locations

monday-thursday: 9am-4pm


friday: 9am-3pm

east valley

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A New Leaf Donation Center

2245 W. Ella Street, Building A, Mesa, AZ 85201

(480) 464-4648

west valley

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Riverboat Acres/Bingo

18300 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374

(623) 546-0077

Please note that if you plan to drop off a donation at the West Valley location, you MUST call in advance. When you arrive to drop off your donation, please go to the office on the West side of the Riverboat building. There is signage directing to the office, and you may knock or ring the bell.


A New Leaf is ONLY able to accept new and unused items. We cannot accept gently used or worn items under any circumstances. A New Leaf also reserves the right to not accept a donation for any reason, at the discretion of our staff. Thank you for understanding.

have used donations?

Unfortunately, A New Leaf cannot accept used donations. Please see our list of partners acccepting used donation here or call our donation center at (480) 464-4648 for more details.