The 50 States Challenge is on! We are beginning to color in the map with donations from all over the country – stay tuned & check out our social media pages for updates!
If you’d like to donate & color in your state, please check out our Amazon wish list.
 **IMPORTANT** If you send us an order from Amazon please add what state you are from in the “Gift Message” section when you check out.  Amazon does NOT show us any of your information (even if your donation isn’t anonymous), so if you don’t add your state, we won’t know which state to color in!  If you are unable to add a gift message for some reason, please email our donations coordinator at  Please let her know which state to color in and what’s in your order (for our internal tracking purposes).  Thanks!
RED LIGHT (We do not need any more of these items right now):

Soap/Body wash
Nail clippers
Cotton balls & q-tips
YELLOW LIGHT (We probably have enough of these items to get through this giveaway, but a few more would put us ahead for next month!):

Notepads & pens
Hair elastics
Feminine hygiene products – pads & tampons (all kinds) & pantiliners
Emergency blankets
GREEN LIGHT (We really need these items):

Hand sanitizer
Bug wipes/spray
Toilet paper
Dental products – toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss/floss picks
Women’s socks
Men’s socks
Women’s underwear
*First aid kits
*Body wipes
*Men’s underwear
* means we are completely out of these items.
We would love to get your plastic bags! We go through a lot of them at the giveaway, but we’d like some extras to make plarn. Plarn is plastic yarn that can be made out of strips of plastic bags. The ATXAHH Gettin’ Knotty group is planning to crochet the plarn into sleeping mats that are soft, durable, & water resistant, which is especially important for the people who sleep outdoors/on the ground.
We ask that the bags not have a lot of holes in the sides, since that is the part that’s used for the plarn. Holes in the bottoms of the bags are OK, since they are not used.
What We Need For August 16!

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