Give back for blessings received!

Coeur d'Alene -  a community of caring people!

OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE BACK ARE ALL AROUND US

Donations are always welcome - food, clothing, bedding, toys, bicycles, blood, firewood, construction materials, eyeglasses, hair locks, old vehicles/boats, electronics, furniture - A to Z - the list goes on. What do you have to give?

TANGIBLE DONATIONS

VITALANT (FORMERLY INLAND NW BLOOD CENTER)

  • 405 W. Neider Ave., Ste. 102, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

  • 1-877-257-4825

  • Give blood, time & funds; host a blood drive. It takes only 1 pint to save 3 lives. Choose an app't time for your convenience, or give during a sponsored blood drive.

  • www.vitalant.org

COATS 4 KIDS

  • 500 W. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA  99201

  • 509-324-4000

  • Donated coats are cleaned & distributed to children in Spokane & Coeur d'Alene areas. Program begins each year in September.

  • Businesses can become "drop-off locations". KXLY provides a collection box, bags & promotional flyers for display.

  • www.kxly.com/weather/coats-4-kids

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF NORTH IDAHO

  • 176 W. Wyoming Ave., Hayden, ID  83835

  • 208-762-4352

  • Brings people together to build homes, communities & hope.

  • Donations to the ReStore (& purchases) help accomplish the goal of providing homes for those who do not quality for conventional loans. Most labor is done by volunteers & the family who will reside in the home.

  • Habitat ReStore welcomes furniture, working appliances, building materials, lighting, doors, windows & more. Pick-up is available. 

  • ReStore is open to the public for shopping.

  • www.northidahohabitat.org

HOSPICE OF NORTH IDAHO

  • 1823 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814  | 208-667-5128

  • 503 E. Seltice Way, #5, Post Falls, ID 83854  |  208-773-5076

  • Items in good condition are appreciated. Cannot accept baby furniture, car seats, TV's, computers, tires or construction materials.

  • www.hospiceofnorthidaho.org/north-idaho-hospice-thrift-stores/

LAKE CITY BICYCLE COLLECTIVE

  • 709 E. Walnut, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-740-1502

  • Donated bicycles are refurbished, then sold at a low cost or gifted to residents who have none.

  • Funds help to provide FREE bicycles to children, bicycle safety classes & bike maintenance training.

  • www.lcbcbikes.org

KOOTENAI HUMANE SOCIETY

  • 11650 N. Ramsey Rd., Hayden, ID  83835

  • 208-772-4019

  • KHS is a "no-kill" shelter.

  • Website provides needs list for pet, shelter & office supplies.

  • Thrift store at 916 N. 3rd St., Coeur d'Alene, accepts donations which help fund organization, as well as item sales.

  • www.kootenaihumanesociety.com/donate

NEWBY-GINNINGS

  • 570 S. Clearwater Loop, Unit A, Post Falls, ID  83854

  • 208-610-6996

  • Basic necessities & essential household items are provided for active military, veterans & Gold Star families at no cost, with no income eligibility requirements.

  • Veterans receive peer support, resources & referrals to other agencies. 

  • Thrift store donations & sales help fund services. Volunteers are always welcome. Call or text to attend an orientation class.

  • For list of needed items, see website.

  • www.newbyginnings.org

"SAFE KIDS" LIFE JACKET LOANER PROGRAM

  • 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-625-5722, Kootenai Health  |  208-446-1300, KCSO

  • Supplies & maintains life jacket loaner stations at area boat launches for the public to use & return free of charge.

  • New or used life jackets can be donated at Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, 5500 N. Gov't Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815

  • www.kh.org/safe-kids-life-jacket-program

SAFE PASSAGE

  • 850 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-664-9303

  • Helps survivors of domestic & sexual violence, including children by offering safe shelter, counseling, court advocacy & more. Services are free & confidential.

  • Donations  may include non-perishable food, new housewares & full-sized personal care products for use in shelters.

  • www.safepassageid.org

UGM CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN

  • 195 W. Haycraft, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815

  • 208-665-4672

  • Place of refuge for homeless women & children.

  • Clothing & toiletries are needed for shelter residents; also home furnishings for those moving into permanent residences.

  • www.uniongospelmission.org

CHILDREN'S VILLAGE

  • 1350 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815

  • 208-667-1189

  • A residential home for children who need a safe haven from abuse, neglect or a severe family crisis. Check website for monthly needs.

  • www.thechildrensvillage.org

NORTH IDAHO CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE)

  • 816 E. Sherman Ave., Suite 6, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-667-9165 Coeur d'Alene  |  208-818-3916 Kellogg

  • www.northidahocasa.org/kidzcloset

  • Child advocates are appointed to represent the best interest of children who are abused & neglected, & are involved in active Child Protective Act cases.

  • Kidz Closet provides necessary supplies to support children in the program. All items are new & free to any advocate or foster family who has a child in need.

  • "Wish List" items are baby clothes/toys, bedding, diapers, stuffed animals, gift bags & tissue paper. Check website for ongoing needs.

FAMILY PROMISE OF NORTH IDAHO

  • 501 E. Wallace, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-777-4190

  • Office & guest needs change frequently. Check website for current needs.

  • Guides & supports families with children who need temporary food & shelter while seeking permanent employment & affordable housing.

  • www.familypromiseni.org

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES

  • 1212 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814  |  208-765-4520

  • 4040 E. 16th Ave., Post Falls, ID  83854  |  208-773-6181

  • Sales proceeds from donated items help people train for careers & get supporting services needed to be successful, including English language training, additional education, access to transportation & child care.

  • Donations can be taken to stores or dropped off in area bins clearly marked "Goodwill".

  • www.goodwill.org

IDAHO YOUTH RANCH

  • 845 N. 4th St., Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-664-1736

  • Offers emergency shelter, residential care, youth & family therapy, job readiness training, adoption services & more for at-risk kids & their families.

  • Thrift store donations & sales help fund programs & services.

  • www.youthranch.org

LIONS CLUBS' RECYCLE FOR SIGHT PROGRAM

  • Coeur d'Alene, Hauser, Rathdrum, Post Falls (208-262-1122), Pinehurst, Smelterville (208-661-2259) & Osburn (208-290-7183) locations.

  • Used eyeglasses are collected & delivered to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers wherethey are cleaned, sorted by prescription strength, packaged & distributed to those in need in low & middle income communities. 

  • Eyeglasses can be dropped off at Lions-sponsored collection boxes, or send them directly to:  Lions Clubs International Headquarters, Attention - Receiving Department, 300 W. 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL  60523

  • Hearing aids are recycled too. Drop in collection box or send to Idaho Lions Foundation, 1090 N. Cole Rd, Boise, ID  83704  |  1-800-546-6889

  • www.lionsclubs.org

WIGS FOR KIDS - HAIR DONATIONS

  • 24231 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake, OH  44145

  • 440-333-4433

  • For over 30 years this non-profit organization has been providing hair replacement & support for children who have lost hair due to chemotherapy, radiation therapy, burns & other medical conditioins at no cost to children or their families.

  • Donations of human hair 12" or longer needed. Must be in a ponytail or braid before cut.

  • www.wigsforkids.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

  • 201 E. Harrison Ave., Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814

  • 208-664-3095

  • Largest agency in region serving the homeless. Operates 3 (Cd'A, Post Falls & Silver Valley) thrift stores, emergency shelters, transitional/affordable housing & a HELP Center. Furnishes food & clothing.

  • Provides case management which incorporates mental, physical & substance abuse health services to help veterans succeed in obtaining & keeping permanent housing.

  • Thrift store donations & sales help fund services. 

  • www.stvincentdepaulcda.org

TESH

  • 3327 W. Industrial Loop, Coeur d'Alene, ID  83815

  • 208-765-5105

  • Trains people of all ages with disabilities & other challenges become more independent & self-sufficient by teaching life skills/job skills; also community involvement.

  • Donations of school supplies are welcome (pencils, pens, tissues, glue sticks, wipes, etc.). Can be dropped off weekdays from 7:30 am-4:30 pm.

  • www.teshinc.com

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