In-Kind Wish List

There are many ways to give back and get involved at United South End Settlements. Whether by volunteering your time, making a financial contribution, or donating in-kind gifts, we are beyond grateful. Read on below to look for items you may be able to contribute to help support our many programs so we can continue to make an impact in our South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods.

If you are interested in donating items to the youth programs that are not on the wishlist, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange for pick up or drop off of an item, please email


Make sure you leave your name and address in the Gift Message, so we know who to thank!


Some of the Items That Can Help Our Programs:


Workforce Readiness

  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • Pens and pencils
  • White board markers
  • Wipes
  • Notebook filler paper
  • Smart boards
  • DVD player
  • Professional clothing for job interviews (or gift cards to purchase clothing)
  • iPad or tablet

Early Childhood Education

  • Play sand
  • Tissue Boxes
  • Ice Packs
  • White Board Markers
  • Crayons
  • Infant teething toys
  • First aid kit
  • Counting Bears
  • Pattern blocks
  • Sand/water toys
  • Dress up cloths for toddlers and preschoolers


  • Yoga mats
  • Microscopes
  • Mini White Boards
  • Binoculars
  • Science kits
  • Children’s books in Spanish
  • Playground balls
  • Educational posters
  • Board games
  • Tablet


  • Salad spinners
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Paper clips
  • Lazy Susan
  • Binder clip
  • Aluminum foil
  • Wax paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Bottle caps
  • Straws
  • Paper towels
  • Food coloring
  • Ice cube trays
  • Large indoor plants
  • Fabric
  • Paint smocks
  • Play-dough
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Recycled materials for art making

Camp Hale

  • Small canoe paddles
  • Lifejackets, all sizes
  • Youth and adult goggles
  • Board games
  • 20 lacrosse sticks
  • Lacrosse helmets and gloves
  • 5 right hand softball gloves
  • 2 left hand softball gloves
  • Activity balls: basketball, volleyball, football, soccer
  • Self dry clay
  • 12 compasses
  • 12 hiking day packs
  • 12 bike helmets
  • Youth bows & arrows
  • Archery targets
  • Woodcarving tools
  • Sailboat sail
  • Adult swimming flippers
  • Youth boxing gloves
  • Youth shin pads

The mission of United South End Settlements is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families.