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Build a Restart Kit

Restart Kits are bins of new household items provided to newly arriving families to help them set up their homes. It's a great way to involve your family, friends, coworkers, classmates, or community group.

 

Purchase new items. Pack them in a clear plastic bin with a lid. Label the bin with the Kit name. Include an unsealed, handwritten note welcoming the family. Larger items that don't fit inside can be included separately. Deliver the bin to our office.

WELCOME KIT

  • Electric tea kettle or drip coffee maker

  • Monthly calendar

  • Throw blanket

  • “Welcome” doormat

  • Notebook and pens/pencils

  • Umbrella

  • Scissors

  • Small sewing kit

  • Flashlight & batteries

  • Wall clock with numbers

  • Alarm Clock

  • Light bulbs (4, CFL or LED)

KITCHEN KIT 1

  • Dishes: plates and bowls (for 8)

  • Cups/glasses and mugs (for 8)

  • Utensils: forks, knives, spoons (for 12)

  • Silverware tray

  • Dish towels (2)

  • Potholders (2)

  • Paper towels & holder

  • Hand soap

  • Trash can (13 gallon)

  • Garbage bags

  • Dish drying rack

CLEANING KIT

  • Mop and bucket

  • Broom and dustpan

  • Sponges

  • Cleaner spray bottles
    (1 bathroom, 1 kitchen, 1 all-purpose)

  • Toilet brush

  • Dish soap

  • Laundry detergent

  • Paper towels (2 rolls)

BEDDING KIT

Choose twin, full or queen.
Indicate size on Kit name label.
Stay age neutral.

  • Comforter

  • Blanket

  • Sheets and pillow cases

  • Waterproof (non-vinyl) mattress cover

  • Pillows

PERSONAL CARE KIT

  • Toothbrushes (4-6)

  • Toothpaste (2)

  • Shampoo (2)

  • Conditioner (2)

  • Deodorant (2 men, 2 women)

  • Bar soap (3)

  • Razors (4)

  • Shaving cream (2)

  • Feminine hygiene pads

  • Toilet paper rolls (4)

  • Tissues (2 boxes)

KITCHEN KIT 2

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Serving Bowl

  • Food storage containers

  • Large frying pan

  • Large pot with lid

  • Baking dish (glass or ceramic)

  • Cutting board

  • Large carving knife, smaller paring knife

  • Spatula

  • Can opener

  • Wooden spoons

  • Serving utensils

  • Serving platter

BATH KIT

  • Bath towels (4)

  • Hand towels (4)

  • Washcloths (6-8)

  • Shower curtain

  • Shower curtain rings

  • Hand soap

  • Toilet paper

  • Small waste basket

  • Bath rug

  • Toilet plunger

BABY KIT

Indicate size on Kit name label.

  • Diapers

  • Baby wipes

  • Small item/baby toy

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