Austin Humanists at Work is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.  EIN: 81-3098463

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  • DUE TO COVID-19, WE ARE OPERATING MODIFIED GIVEAWAYS. PLEASE VISIT THE NEXT GIVEAWAY PAGES FOR MORE DETAILS.
  • Check out the Cheat Sheets below for what we do and don’t accept for donation. This list is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Visit our What Do We Need page for the most updated list of items we’re in most need.
  • Your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.  EIN: 81-3098463
  • Austin humanists at Work is a secular organization and welcomes all to donate, volunteer, and receive. Visit our FAQ page for more information.
  • At the bottom of each cheat sheet has additional guidelines.

TOILETRY CHEAT SHEET

WHAT WE DO ACCEPTWHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT
*shampoo & *conditionerused toiletries
*bar soap/ body washhair oil
*lotionmake up
*deodorantOTC medications
*oral hygiene
(toothbrush, toothpaste,
mouthwash, floss/ dental picks
prescriptions
*shaving items
(razor & shaving cream)
denture cream
*tissues, cotton balls, Q-tipsmobility equiptment
(crutches, walkers, canes)
*hand sanitizer
*sunscreen
*insect repellent
body wipes
condoms
*We accept travel size toiletries. Our clients live out of back packs, suitcases, and generally on foot.

OTHER PERSONAL CARE CHEAT SHEET

WHAT WE DO ACCEPTWHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT
toilet paperused nail clippers
*nail maintenance
(clippers & files)
used nail files
*hair maintenance
(brushes, combs, picks, elastics)
used combs, picks or brushes
menstrual products
(pantyliner, pads, tampons, personal care wipes)
used hair elastics
large packs of unscented baby wipeselectric hair care
**washcloth/ hand & body towelselectric razors
sealing storage bags
(gallon, snack and sandwich sizes)
adult diapers
*new condition only
**new or gently used clean condition

FOOD CHEAT SHEET

WHAT WE DO ACCEPT WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT
*shelf stable snacks
(bars, fruit snacks, crackers…)
food that requires refrigeration
*shelf stable canned fruitsfood that requires a can opener or scissors
*shelf stable canned meatsfood that requires cooking
*shelf stable meal kitslarge packages of food
*packs of nuts & nut butterslarge bottles of liquids
*meal replacement shakes
*bottled water
*shelf stable milk & juices
**boxes of bananas & bags of oranges
*1-2 serving size food: clients are on foot and also don’t have refrigeration for left overs
**boxes of bananas and bags or oranges are welcome: email info@austinhumanistsatwork.org for more information

WINTER WARMTH DRIVE CHEAT SHEET

WHAT WE DO ACCEPTWHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT
Hot Hand
(hand warmers)
electric heaters
emergency blanketselectric blankets
*sleeping bags soiled items
*blankets
(adult size)
items with many hole and rips
*warm outwear
(knit hats, scarves, gloves)
dress clothing
(dresses, skirts, suits..)
*coatsdress shoes
*warm tops
(long sleeve shirts, sweaters, sweat shirts)
baby or small blankets
*warm bottoms
(pants, jeans, sweat pants)
*thermal underwear
*warm socks
*boots
ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER – FEBRUARY
*New or gently used in clean condition.

MISCELLANEOUS CHEAT SHEET

WHAT WE ACCEPTWHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT
*magnifying eye glassesbooks & magazines
*sun glassespens/ markers/ pencils
*reusable water bottlespaper pads
*brimmed hatshousewares
*backpacksdishes
*rolling suitcasesappliances
*reusable grocery bags
(cloth, thick plastic…)
furniture
*sleeping bagsthin plastic grocery bags
*sleeping mats
*twin fitted sheets & sets
*plastic tarps
*1-4 person tents
30 gallon garbage bags
*New or gently used in clean condition.

CLOTHING CHEAT SHEET

WHAT WE DO ACCEPTWHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT
*light jackets & rain coatsdressy jackets
*belts**clothing (March – September)
*brasdress shoes and sandals
*underwear
(men’s and women’s)
soiled items
*socksitems with holes
*shoes
(sneakers, work boots, sandals
flip flops, house shoes)
baby clothing & shoes
ACCEPTED ALL YEAR LONG
*New or used donations but ask that all your donations be clean and gently used.
**We don’t accept most clothing from March – September. We do run a Winter Drive from October – February each year for select items.