donation drives & in-kind donations

providing critical resources


gathering community essentials

Donation drives are critical to A New Leaf’s programs. They provide the most essential needs for the children, individuals, and families who are most in need in our community.

We cannot accept gently used or worn items. We work with local community organizations that do accept gently used goods, and we are happy to refer you to them. Just call us at (480) 464-4648.

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current drive:

pillows, linens, and kitchenware


For the months of August and September, we collect pillows, linens, and kitchenware so our clients can feel safe, secure, and “at home” at our various shelter sites.  Check out our current list below to see how you can help!

Families are in urgent need, so please call (480) 464-4648 today to arrange your donation.

Please note we can only accept brand new and unopened items

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pillows, sheets, & linens

  • pillows (standard/queen)
  • pillow covers (Waterproof, Allergy Protection, and Bedbug Proof)
  • sheet sets (twin/full/queen)
  • crib sheets (standard size – 28″x52″x8″)
  • oven mitts/hot pads
  • dish rags
  • bath rugs/mats
  • bath towels
  • hooded toddler towels
  • beach towels
  • washcloths
  • kitchen towels
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kitchenware & small appliances

  • pots & pans (sets or loose)
  • blenders (small)
  • coffee pots (5-, 8- , 12-cup sizes)
  • handheld mixers / food processors
  • baking sheets (13″ x 9″)
  • cutting boards (plastic)
  • plastic drinking glasses, plates, and bowls (reusable)
  • baking spatulas/scrapers
  • tongs
  • whisks
  • measuring spoon sets
  • collanders
  • mixing bowl sets (metal & plastic)
  • silverware sets, trays/organizers
  • can opener
  • cake pans
  • kitchen knives
  • sponges
  • Ziploc bags (all sizes)
  • countertop paper towel holders
  • box fan
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personal hygiene

  • travel-size shampoo/conditioner, soap, lotion
  • hair oil/curl cream (Cantu, Mixed Chicks, Maui Moisture, Curl Smith)
  • shaving cream
  • after shave cream
  • feminine hygiene (pads, liners, tampons, wipes, etc)
  • deodorant
  • small waste baskets
  • paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • face tissue
  • lip balm
  • facial moisturizer
  • sunscreen
  • makeup remover wipes
  • makeup items (foundation, concealer, mascara, liners, brushes/applicators, bags)
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clothing, underwear, & shoes


adult: M-3XL youth: 4-16 infant & toddler: 0m-5T
  • Underwear & socks
  • Shoes/boots/sneakers
  • Flip flops
  • Slippers
  • Bathing suits (March – August)
  • Jackets (September – December)
  • Underwear
  • Bras
  • Tops/blouses/t-shirts
  • Dress pants
  • Leggings (M – 4XL)
  • Jeans
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workplace donation drives

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, please call (480) 464-4648.

Please note we can only accept brand new and unopened items

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annual drives

january, february & march: paper & hygiene

Diapers and wipes, full-size shower gel, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, napkins, plastic utensils.

april & may: non-perishable food

Canned meats and vegetables, canned soup, peanut butter, baby formula, 100% fruit juice boxes, ramen, cereal, packaged dinners, bottled water.

Must not be expired. Non-family sized items preferred.

june & july: back to school

Backpacks, journals, pencils, notebooks, three-ring binders, paper, calculators, glue, scissors, crayons, two-pocket folders.

august & september: pillows, linen & kitchenware

New pillow cases, mattress covers, twin and full white sheet sets, towels, face cloths, pots, pans, dishes, small appliances, utensils.

october, november & december: holiday giving

Holiday Adopt-a-Family, gift cards, toy drive, socks, underwear, warm clothing.

drop off locations

monday-friday: 9am-4pm

east valley

A New Leaf Philanthropy Office

Donation Center

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

(480) 464-4648 

west valley

Riverboat Acres/Bingo

18300 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ 85374

(623) 546-0077

have used donations?

Unfortunately, A New Leaf cannot accept used donations. Please call us at (480) 464-4648 for our current list of community partners who can accept your donation.