Donate Items

At CAPSC, our services, programs and community outreach rely on generous in-kind donations of food and supplies from our community. We share your passion to help our neighbors, and offer thanks for choosing to support CAPSC.

How to Donate Items

Donations are accepted by pre-approval and appointment only during business hours.

Please contact Sophie Aikman at saikman@straffordcap.org for more information or to coordinate your donation appointment.

All items are accepted at our main office, located at
577 Central Ave
Dover, NH 03820

CAPSC is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. Our federal tax ID is 02-0268636.

Some of our largest programs have specific, time-sensitive requests. Find out below what this season’s most urgent needs are. We have also curated Amazon Wish Lists for each program.

Please note that items on the list can only be accepted in brand new, unopened, unexpired condition.

Homeless Drop-in Center

Updated 10/24/22

  1. Socks
  2. Men’s belts
  3. Winter hats, scarves, and gloves
  4. Reusable water bottles
  5. Gift cards to local gas stations, grocery stores, and coffee shops

Food Pantry

Updated 10/24/22

  1. Individually wrapped snacks
  2. Pop top canned goods
  3. Shelf-stable juice and milk
  4. Ramen noodle cups
  5. Jars of peanut butter and jelly

Early Childcare Center

Updated 10/24/22

  1. School supplies
  2. Educational toys
  3. Books for children ages 0 to 5
  4. Bus passes
  5. Gift cards to local gas stations, grocery stores, Target, and Walmart

Domestic Violence Housing Program

Updated 10/24/22

  1. Winter jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves
  2. Twin and full-size bedding
  3. Household items (dishes, silverware, cooking supplies, etc.)
  4. Toiletries
  5. Cleaning supplies

All Other Housing Programs

Updated 10/24/22

  1. Cleaning supplies
  2. Twin and full-size bedding
  3. Household items (dishes, silverware, cooking supplies, etc.)
  4. Trash bags (regular trash bags and Dover City trash bags)
  5. Gift cards to local gas stations, grocery stores, Target, and Walmart

Family Support

Updated 10/24/22

  1. Diapers: sizes 2-7
  2. Adult hygiene items (shampoo, soap, laundry detergent)
  3. Children’s hygiene items (shampoo, soap, toothbrushes/toothpaste)
  4. Children’s winter gear (boots, mittens, hats, coats, pajamas)
  5. Gift cards to local gas stations, Market Basket, and Walmart

Organize a Donation Drive

Organizing a donation drive within your neighborhood, school, or place of business amplifies the local support given to CAPSC programs, which only increases the impact on the community members we help. If you would like to organize a donation drive, we will help you make it happen!

For inquiries, contact Sophie Aikman at saikman@straffordcap.org

What to Know Before You Donate

We typically welcome donations in brand new condition. When we receive an item that we cannot accept, we have to pay to dispose of it. This takes time, effort, and funding away from helping our neighbors in need. Please read our guidelines below before donating items, and if you aren’t sure, reach out to us with any questions.

  • When donating non-perishable food items, they must be unexpired.
  • We are not able to pick up donations from your home or office.
  • Donations are accepted by pre-approval and appointment only during business hours.
  • See our Top 5 Needs for great giving ideas.

We do not accept:

  • Car seats
  • Cribs
  • Mattresses

Ways You Can Make A Difference

At CAPSC, our Mission is our guide. With your help, we can make our Mission a reality for our entire community: to educate, advocate, and assist people in Strafford County to help meet their basic needs and promote self-sufficiency.

1

Sponsor

Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to provide more meals, housing, transportation and other vital services to our community members in need.

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2

Donate

Your generosity is making a difference. We are grateful for any support from the members of our community.

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3

Volunteer

We value our volunteers and the many ways in which they contribute to our mission. Their dedication and commitment are essential to our success, and we are grateful for the gift of their time.

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