Resource Coordinator Anne Edwards, left, and Cleaning House Coordinator Karen Parker go through donated houseware items at Love, Inc. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Love, Inc., works as a clearinghouse to receive requests for assistance and eliminate duplicated services between churches and community agencies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Resource Coordinator Anne Edwards, left, and Cleaning House Coordinator Karen Parker go through donated houseware items at Love, Inc. on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Love, Inc., works as a clearinghouse to receive requests for assistance and eliminate duplicated services between churches and community agencies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

A hand where it’s needed: Donation season ramps up

What, where, and how to give this month

In this season of giving, charitable organizations in Juneau have wish lists of their own.

The Empire called the local groups that help people out around the holidays to find out what donations would be most hopeful. Here’s what they said.

Love INC

Love In the Name of Christ said gifts and donations that would allow parents to shop would be appreciated. Gifts for teenagers, tennis shoes, video games, board games, gift certificates to restaurants and movie theaters were specifically mentioned. Fleece tops and bottoms between the sizes of large and extra-extra-extra large and large-sized diapers —sizes 4, 5 and 6 —are also in demand.

Any new or unwrapped toys can also be donated at the Love INC warehouse, 9741 Mendenhall Loop Road, on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies has different requests for different programs being supported.

The AWARE shelter could use full-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner, disinfectant wipes, tissues, zip-close bags, silverware, cleaning supplies, dish and hand towels, bus tokens, totes, reusable bags, pillows and food storage containers.

The children’s program would benefit from baby powder, baby shampoo or body wash, frozen juice, juice boxes, popcorn, acrylic paints, paint brushes, coloring books, window markers.

Treats that would be appreciated include hair ties, lip balm, slippers, journals, coffee pods, movie passes and pool passes.

Donations can be made at the shelter, 1547 Glacier Highway.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is in need of gifts for teens. Things like name-brand tennis shows, sweatpants, watches and cologne were cited as good gifts for boys. For girls, hats, scarves, makeup kits and perfume were listed.

Turkeys are also in need and will be distributed Dec. 18.

Right now, 150 families are signed up for food boxes.

Donations can be made at 439 W. Willoughby Ave., across from the Salvation Army store.

Southeast Alaska Food Bank

The food bank requested canned tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, crackers, flour and sugar. Donations can be made 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday at 10020 Crazy Horse Drive. Nonperishable donations can be dropped off outside the door.

Helping Hands Pantry

All nonperishable food could be useful, and donations can be dropped off noon-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Switzer Village Rec Hall, 6590 Glacier Highway.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Vincent de Paul Society encourages people to participate in the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Gift Program. Those who wish to participate can email or call 789-5535, extension 7, and they will be matched with a family. Unwrapped gifts, gift cards or cash can be dropped off at Smith Hall, 8617 Teal St., at the St. Vincent Store, 9151 Glacier Highway or online at

Glory Hall

Glory Hall Executive Director Mariya Lovishchuk said hats, gloves and socks are articles of clothing that could benefit patrons. Monetary donations are also welcome.

Hot beverages including tea and coffee, but not hot chocolate; fresh fruit cooking oil were also mentioned as being desired.

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to Glory Hall, 247 S. Franklin St., or donations can be made online through

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