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WISH LIST & FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS

Donating financially isn't the only way to help the Edna Martin Christian Center. Many times, a donation of the right material goods is put to good use more quickly, and can save us a lot of steps. Please click on one of the tabs below to see if there are items you can give.


Food Pantry List

Summer Camp List

Early Childhood Education List

Senior Angels List

Office Supplies List

food pantry

Regularly, the Edna Martin Christian Center Food Pantry is open 1 PM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Our pantry is intended to serve only those in our neighborhood, i.e.  Sherman Dr. on the east, the Monon Trail on the west, 30th Street on the north, and Massachusetts Ave. on the south. State ID plus social security numbers of everyone in the household are required. Families are limited to one visit per month. We are only closed on seven holidays a year.

HOWEVER, during the COVID-19 crisis, we are open 1 PM - 3 PM, Monday-Friday. Boundary limitations are suspended. Families may visit once per week. 

Donations to the Food Pantry should be nonperishable, please. If you have fresh food, please contact us before donating. Call Andrea or LeNina at (317) 637-3776.

The eight most-requested items in our pantry are:

  • Baby and adult diapers
  • Sanitizer and wipes
  • Sanitary napkin
  • Soap
  • Tooth paste & tooth brush
  • Baby Clothes
  • Walmart Gift Cards

CANNED AND BOTTLED GOODS:

  • Apple sauce
  • Baby food
  • Beef stew
  • Canned baked beans
  • Canned beans
  • Canned carrots
  • Canned corn
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned meats
  • Canned peas
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned soups
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Tomato soup
  • Chili
  • Condensed milk
  • Condiments
  • Grape jelly
  • Peanut butter
  • Juice
  • Kidney beans
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • SpaghettiOs ®

BOXED GOODS AND DRIED FOODS:

  • Boxed dinners
  • Cake mix
  • Cereal
  • Corn bread mix
  • Crackers
  • Dried beans
  • Instant potatoes
  • Jello ®
  • Macaroni
  • Pasta noodles / spaghetti
  • Pancake mix
  • Pudding
  • Raisins
  • Ramen noodles
  • Rice
  • Snacks
  • Stove-top stuffing

PERSONAL CARE AND SUNDRY ITEMS:

  • Bath soap
  • Deodorant
  • Detergent
  • Dish washing liquid
  • Feminine products
  • Hair shampoo
  • Hand sanitizer / hand soap
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth paste

Need more info about our Food Pantry and its needs? Contact LeNina Parham at (317) 637-3776 or lparham@ednamartincc.org

summer camp list

BIG STUFF:

  • Sleeping Bags
  • Potting soil
  • Fishing tackle
  • Coolers

SMALL STUFF: Clothing

  • Rain Ponchos
  • Socks & underwear
  • Bathing suits/Swim trunks
  • Flip-flops
  • Toiletries, like toothbrushes & toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc., especially sunscreen, insect repellant.

Miscellaneous items & activities supplies for each child

  • Beach towels
  • Solid-color Pillow Cases to write on
  • Bibles
  • Flashlights & Batteries
  • Bright/Multicolored Bandanas or Scarfs
  • Journals/Notebooks
  • Colored pencils
  • Permanent markers
  • Balls of yarn
  • Empty Shoe Boxes
  • Mason jars

For more information about Summer Camp and its needs, please contact Jamie Scott at (317) 637-3776, ext. 209 or jscott@ednamartincc.org

Early Childhood Education

BIG STUFF

  • Area rugs
  • Radio with CD player
  • Child-size art easel
  • Toy shopping cart
  • Four-seat stroller

SMALL STUFF

  • Baby dolls of all ethnicities
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Training pants/pull ups (all sizes)
  • Baby wipes (unscented)
  • Kleenex
  • Colored pencils
  • Crayons
  • Magazines/catalogues
  • Grocery bags
  • Blankets (brand new)
  • Ride-on toys
  • Electrical socket covers
  • Wash cloths (brand new)
  • Sheets (brand new) for pack-n-play and/or portable cribs
  • Walking push toys
  • Washable markers & paint
  • Toddler-size paint smocks
  • Jump ropes
  • Musical instruments for infants
  • Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D, 9 V
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Toddler costumes and dress-up clothes

senior angels needs

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Dish Soap
  • Cleaning Products
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Toilet Paper
  • Kleenex Boxes
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Air Freshener
  • Trash Bags
  • Disposable Plates & Silverware
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Lotion
  • Small Throws
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Sandwich-sized zipper bags
  • Cotton Balls, Q-tips, alcohol wipes
  • Towels & Washcloths

NONPERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS

  • Ensure (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry)
  • Canned Ham, Tuna, Salmon, Chicken
  • Peanut Butter
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Fruit Cups, Jell-O, Pudding
  • Whole Grain Pasta & Rice
  • Canned goods (vegetables, soups)
  • Applesauce cups
  • Mixed Nuts & Dried Fruit
  • 100% Juice
  • Condiments: Ketchup. Mayo. Mustard, Relish, Honey
  • Corn Meal
  • Jiffy Mix
  • Muffin Mix, Cake Mix, Icing
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup
  • Crystal Light Individual Drink Mix
  • Flour
  • Tomatoes in a can
  • Baked Beans

PERSONAL CARE ITEMS

  • Depends (Sizes Medium & Large)
  • Toothbrush’s & toothpaste
  • Bar Soap
  • Bath sponges
  • Band-Aids
  • Disposable moist towelettes
  • Denture adhesive, cleanser, holders
  • Hand soap & sanitizers

HOLIDAY ITEMS

  • Stationary
  • Paint by numbers
  • Puzzles
  • Calendars
  • Small picture frames
  • Mini flash lights
  • Lip balm
  • Pocket tissue
  • Dish towels
  • Nail clippers
  • Toiletry gift sets
  • Christmas ornaments
  • Winter wear: gloves/mittens/scarves/toques
  • Slippers/socks with grips on the bottom
  • Fitness bands, senior friendly exercise equipment
  • Scrap Books

OTHER

  • Gift Cards
  • Postage Stamps
  • Craft Kits
  • Bus Passes
  • Coffee, cups, sugar, creamers, sugar substitute, stirrers
  • Bottled water
  • Disposable Table Cloths
  • Senior Friendly Door-prizes / BINGO Prizes
  • “Get well” and sympathy cards

Need more info about our seniors and their needs? Contact: Senior Coordinator: Kayla Winters, kwinters@ednamartincc.org, 317-916-9064

office supplies

  • Printer paper
  • Thumb drives
  • Pens
  • Paper cutter
  • Laminator

Need more info about our office supply needs? Contact LeNina Parham at (317) 637-3776 or lparham@ednamartincc.org