Holiday Needs

We are so grateful for all the people who collect items we need during the holiday season. Here are some of our current needs:


Gateway needs items for children in the shelter to use over the holidays and year-round:

  • Board games for ages 4-11
  • Construction paper
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Glue sticks
  • Watercolor paint kits
  • Assorted stickers

10 Educational and Fun Toys for Children under Age 4 years

  • Pull & Discover Activity Elephant ($24.88 at Walmart)
  • SpinningLights Learning Hippo™ ($21.99 sold and shipped by Walmart)
  • Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Counting Colors Clock ($13.38 sold and shipped by Walmart)

  • PlayskoolPoppin’ Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper ($34.99 -$47.99 sold & shipped by Walmart)

  • VTech Sort & Discover Activity ($29.99 sold and shipped by Walmart)

  • GearZooz™ Roll & Roar Animal Train™ ($21.95 at Target)

  • Touch & Teach Elephant™ ($17.98 sold and shipped by Walmart)

  • Leap Frog Spin & Sing Alphabet Zoo ($19.99 Barnes & Noble)

  • PlayskoolPoppin’ Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper ($34.99 -$47.99 sold & shipped by Walmart)

  • VTech Sort & DiscoverActivity Cube ($21.99 sold and shipped by Walmart)

Sometimes community members “adopt” children or families living in Gateway’s shelter. While most of our families have been “matched,” we may need a few additional donors for new residents that move in during the month of December. Please contact Shelby Kinsey via email or (770) 536-5860 for more information.

Ongoing Shelter Needs

Gateway’s Needs List is updated year round. In addition to the items on that list, Gateway has a special need right now for the following items:

  • New umbrella strollers & Pack N Plays
  • Winter hats and gloves
  • Laundry & dish detergent
  • 13 & 33 gallon trash bags

  • Cleaning supplies for kitchen & bath
  • Gift certificates to grocery stores, Walmart, Target and gas stations ($25 value)
  • Plastic coat hangers
  • Bras (all sizes)
  • Underwear for women and children (all sizes)
  • Sanitary pads

Gateway is also in need of coats for women and children. Here are ways to help:

Donate used coats to Gateway’s thrift store at 1642 Park Hill Drive. Gateway sends clients there to select from the store inventory. Contact us if you would like to organize a coat drive to collect sizes needed for families at Gateway.

How to Donate

Gateway operates in a confidential location. You can donate by either bringing items to a Gateway Thrift Store or contacting us.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity!