6 Household Items Foster Homes Really Need

As a compassionate person you want to help those in need – and helping foster homes support the children in their care is a great way to do this. However, you may be a little lost on what donations would make the biggest difference. One thing that is always in high demand is household items. It also happens to be one of the things most people don’t think about. So what kind of household items are we talking about? Check out these six ideas.

6 Household Items to Donate

Shot of a father and daughter putting household items into a box for donations.
Shot of a father and daughter putting items into a box for donations.


You can find blankets at a pretty good discount around the holiday season, and foster homes can always use more of them.


Many foster homes have multiple children in their care and laundry can be hectic. With repeated laundering, towels can get ragged quick. The best part? You can find towels for as little as $2 at most major stores.

Cutlery & Dishes

Cups, plates, bowls, spoons, forks, butter knives, etc. are always in high demand. Don’t forget toddler-specific stuff, too, like baby cutlery and sippy cups.

Paper Products

Paper products include things like napkins, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper. With extra children in the home, these can be used up very quickly. The costs of keeping paper products stocked can add up fast.

Cleaning Products

Cleaning products, including disinfectant sprays, dish liquid, laundry soap, disinfectant wipes, etc. are useful in stopping the spread of germs in foster homes.

Personal Products

A lot of personal products get used in foster homes. These include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, female products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair brushes, deodorant, etc.

Find More Household Items for Foster Homes

It doesn’t take a lot to make a big difference for foster homes or the children in their care. By being compassionate and willing to assist those in less fortunate circumstances than you, you’ve already started making the world a better place. For more information on how you can help foster children and those who care for them contact us today.